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    Our goal is to provide positive youth development programs for Washington DC's most vulnerable youth and teens in foster care.
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    Our programs use a positive youth development approach to address the needs of teens in foster care.
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Executive Director Announced

FAN is pleased to announce that we have hired a new Executive Director. Mark Tatum comes with a background in education, having taught special subjects and character education in both DC Public and Baltimore City Schools. He also worked in the non-profit sector as the Regional Director of a federal grant program. He has earned […]

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Come Celebrate FAN’s 10th Birthday on December 1st, 2015

Celebrate “Giving Tuesday” at FAN DC’s 10th Birthday Bash, featuring cocktails & dinner, silent auction, and music from the Lucky So and So’s. Purchase your tickets or pay it forward by sponsoring a FAN alumni’s ticket here. Your attendance supports FAN’s mission to provide youth in foster care opportunities to nurture their interests and talents, […]

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Leadership Change at FAN

It is with a combination of wistfulness and excitement that I announce that I will be stepping down as FAN’s executive director two weeks from today. I am wistful because FAN has truly been an impassioned work of my heart for the last 10 years.  I am grateful for every miracle, small and large, that […]

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FAN Selected into the 2015-2016 Catalogue for Philanthropy!

We are honored to announce FAN’s selection for the 2015/16 Catalogue for Philanthropy, Greater Washington as one of the region’s best community-based charities. This award reflects FAN’s status as a highly effective local charity, working to provide safe spaces for foster youth in the DC region. “This is an amazing honor, for which we’ve worked very hard,” […]

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February: Month of Inspiration and Celebration!

Spring has finally sprung in Washington, DC! Despite February’s cold weather we had an amazing month at FAN of inspiration and celebration! Local rap artist Lightshow came by to offer some words of encouragement and inspiration to FAN program participants. A SE DC Native who has performed alongside fellow D.C. rappers Wale and Shy Glizzy, […]

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FAN Welcomes Two of the Mexico 125!

We are so excited to announce the arrival this week of our two interns from Mexico! Felicitas Figueroa Adan (on the left)  is an engineering management student  with an interest in business management.  Arleth Gallegos Rocha (on the right) is a psychology student who brings  a wealth of experience working with children in mental health settings […]

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Another Amazing Partnership with Fundraisr!

What happens when a group of Georgetown students who are passionate about social justice make a commitment to make a sustainable difference for Washington DC small non-profits?  Fundraisr was born!  This student organization (soon to be non-profit) provides pro-bono fundraising services to nonprofits in Washington D.C. focused on community and human development, allowing the organizations to […]

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New Partnership with CPDC

FAN is pleased to announce our new partnership with Community Preservation Development Corporation (CPDC). CPDC is celebrating 25 years as a premier, not-for-profit real estate developer dedicated to providing safe, high-quality, and affordable housing for low and moderate income individuals and families. FAN’s after school program will operate in the Meadowbrook Run Community Center in […]

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Press Kit

FAN Press Kit

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