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DC's public aquarium now offers fishy birthday parties

Starting this summer, parents can host birthday parties among the fish, crabs and turtles at the Aquatic Resources Education Center in Anacostia Park.    


UDC a leader in urban gardening research

The University of the District of Columbia is the only exclusively urban university in the country created to provide agricultural training to the public. As such, it's uniquely positioned to help urban farmers.


Asheru—emcee, DC native, educator—uses hip-hop for change

“Hip-hop is all grown up now. KRS-One is 50. I’m forty....[But] hip-hop is an approach, a world view, and hip-hop-heads are in academia, in corporate life.” 


Natural light, non-"scary" stairways and a new maker space: what's on tap for MLK Library

As stakeholders narrow down options for renovating D.C.'s flagship library, forward-thinking ideas--like opening up previously inaccessible floors, a new auditorium, and a "fab lab"--emerge.


DC teens show the world through their eyes--and their camera lenses

Nonprofit Critical Exposure has been helping teens express themselves through photography for a decade. 
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Opinion: Can these four simple (and cheap) fixes strengthen DC's public schools?

Four inexpensive proposals for D.C.'s public schools could improve education through collaboration with the nonprofit community.
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