Muriel Bowser
**FILE** D.C. Muriel Bowser (Robert Roberts/The Washington Informer)

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently awarded nearly $3 million to 38 community-based organizations to support more than 2,200 District youth with access to quality summer programming.

The grant funding, to be awarded from the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes, will support programming in areas including academics, arts, athletics, dance, cooking and financial literacy, the mayor’s office said last week.

“After a challenging year, it’s more important than ever that this summer we offer our youth a chance to learn new skills, explore opportunities, and have fun with their peers in safe and healthy environments,” Bowser said in a statement. “These community-based organizations have strong partnerships with our families and youth and build on the critical work being done during the school year. With their partnership, we will continue to provide young Washingtonians with access to programs that not only get them ready for their future academic endeavors, but also equip them for life beyond the classroom.”

The organizations that will receive funding this summer include:

Amala Lives
Arts for Our Children, Inc
Beta Omega Social Services Inc
DC Strings Workshop
Do The Write Thing Foundation of DC
EnventU
Exodus Treatment Center
Faith for the City, Inc
For Love of Children
Horizons Greater Washington
Mentors of Minorities in Education, Inc
Multicultural Career Intern Program
National Center for Children and Families
Neighborhood Associates Corporation
One Common Unity
Progressive Life Center
Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation
Thurgood Marshall Academy
Tumaini DC, Inc
Tutoring Cafe

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