For Love of Children

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Basic Information

Address: 1763 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone Number: 202-349-3512
Fax Number: 202-462-9280

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Additional Information

Focus: after-school tutoring and educational support services
Director: Tim Payne
Schedule: Tutoring: Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm, Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm, Saturdays 10:00am-noon and 1:30-3:30pm. Middle School Scholars: Mondays 4:30-7:00pm. High School Scholars: Wednesdays 4:30-7:00pm
Ages: 1st through 12th grade
Capacity: 300 students
Membership/Pricing: free

For Love of Children (FLOC), a non-profit organization founded in 1965, provides free educational services beyond the classroom to help low-income students succeed from first grade through college and career. We bring together students, volunteers, families, and community partners in proven programs that teach, empower, and transform.

Program Highlights:

FLOC’s Neighborhood Tutoring Program (NTP) teaches students fundamental reading and math skills. This free program matches trained volunteers tutors one-on-one with students in grades 1-12 to help them achieve grade-level competency in reading and math. Students are guided through a structured curriculum at a pace that is appropriate for their individual learning, ensuring that while they build fundamental skills they also gain confidence in their ability to succeed. After 22 hours of instruction, students make an average improvement of one year in both reading and math.

The FLOC Scholars Program helps students in grades 6-12 and beyond gain the skills they need to graduate from high school, pursue higher education, and achieve college and career success. The program includes academic and project-based workshops; academic advising; help with homework, college applications, and financial aid; and community service projects. 100% of our high school students go on to college, compared to just 10% in our community. Through the Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund, economically disadvantaged FLOC youth are supported on a path to successful completion of post-secondary education.

The Outdoor Education Center facilitates healthy character development for youth and adults through adventure challenges, environmental education, and sustainability practices in a powerful outdoor classroom. Students learn about the environment and themselves through ropes courses, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking at FLOC's 350-acre facility in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.

To enroll a student in any of our free educational programs, complete and submit a Student Application on our website:

Slogan: Teach. Empower. Transform