I work for DC SCORES, an after-school program serving 800 public and public charter school students in the District. Our program uses soccer, poetry, and service-learning to serve students in 18 elementary schools and seven middle schools in six of the District's eight wards. With teamwork as the unifying value, DC SCORES inspires youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students, and become agents of change in their communities.
Through these neighborhood blogs, my aim is to write about the outstanding students within schools throughout the city who are doing great things; the teachers and coaches who make everything possible; and the events that highlight the students' accomplishments.
I have a writing background. I studied journalism at Albion College (MI) while working in the sports department of the local newspaper. After school, I moved to Durham, NC, and worked as a sportswriter covering college basketball and football for two years. I joined DC SCORES in August of 2009.