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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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    You can make a difference in a foster child's life through FAN's sponsorship program—find out how.
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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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Mexico125 Interns

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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An Active Summer

An Active Summer By: Joshua Shoemaker For many foster children FAN is the one place they can call home. Through after school and summer programs, Fan provides a fun and loving environment where foster youth can participate in sports and activities and make friends with others in similar situations. FAN provides a safe haven, relationships […]

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Life Lessons

Learning Life Lessons By: Joshua Shoemaker It was just a few weeks ago that I started my internship at FAN. I knew this was a tremendous opportunity for me and that FAN had a very important mission and provided services nobody else offered. I expected to learn how a non-profit organization operates, raises money and […]

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Building a Team

Building a Team By: Joshua Shoemaker Last Thursday our FAN team went on an adventure in the Maryland wilderness. Our mission: Strengthen our team and come together as a family. We did this by participating in a series of team building exercises using a ropes course. It’s a great way to bring a group together […]

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My First Blog Post

Linking Hearts to Transform Lives By: Joshua Shoemaker This summer I have the privilege of serving as a marketing intern at Fihankra Akoma Ntoaso (FAN). I am a rising senior at East Carolina University where I am double majoring in Public Relations and Media Studies. Today I would like to tell you about this amazing […]

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