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Afterschool Assistant at Richardson Dwellings

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City Gate, Inc.

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  • 1 person is interested

Our after school program in the community room at the Richardson Dwellings apartment complex runs from 3pm to 6pm Monday - Thursday. Students range in age from kindergarten through high school, with most high school students functioning as peer mentors. The primary purpose of the program is provide a safe space for children where they can learn and grow after school.

We offer homework help, arts and cultural activities, field trips, and are implementing a new reading program in order to address the impact that the pandemic has had on literacy in DC. Most of our students have fallen below grade level over the last two years and we are working to get them engaged in reading by reading complex, engaging novels in small groups.

Volunteers would assist the program director in providing high impact programming for our youth. At City Gate, we strive to provide participants with positive, focused attention from caring adults and we hope that volunteers will help us achieve this goal.

There will also be opportunities to help supervise and participate in off-site expeditions to local museums, historical sites, and hiking opportunities.

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About City Gate, Inc.


3920 Alton Place, NW, Washington, DC 20016, US

Mission Statement

CITY GATE goes beyond addressing physical needs or providing educational opportunities. CITY GATE’s overarching goal is building - from the bottom up - communities of caring, compassion, and capability that strengthen society and empower the individual.


Organization Overview:

Founded in 2000 by Dr. Lynn Bergfalk, CITY GATE is an urban ministry in Washington, DC that seeks to open doors of opportunity and empowerment for the city’s residents. Its mission is to empower those on the margins of urban society to access more fully the life and benefits of the larger community, and to implement strategies of partnership that address the needs of children, youth, and others who are disadvantaged or disenfranchised.

The work of CITY GATE extends throughout Washington, D.C. with program sites currently operating in Wards 1, 3, 7, and 8, and Prince George’s County. Its mission statement embraces the following goals:

  • Embody a practical vision of community based upon justice, compassion and spirituality that values every individual and promotes the growth of love and justice in personal and social relationships.

  • Help those on the margins of urban society to access and participate more fully in the life and benefits of the larger community.

  • Implement strategies of partnership, and specific programs that address the needs of urban youth, the homeless, the poor, the immigrant and others who are disadvantaged or disenfranchised.

  • Provide bridges of friendship and service for individuals and volunteer groups to understand and participate in the struggles and challenges of the disadvantaged or disenfranchised in our cities.

  • Enlist support from those among the general public who wish to strengthen our communities through programs of service and education, and through development of innovative strategies and structures for social change
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


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5231 Cloud Place NortheastWashington, DC 20019



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • STEM


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


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  • The program runs from 3pm - 6pm Monday - Thursday and there are sometimes activities on the weekends. The minimum commitment is one afternoon a week, however the more time you can commit the better since we want to have consistency for the kids.

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