Minority Firm K. Dixon Architecture Leads Redesign of ACOC’s Learning Children’s Center

Minority Firm K. Dixon Architecture Leads Redesign of ACOC’s Learning Children’s Center

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 |

Washington, D.C. – A team of architecture professionals from the Washington area has spearheaded an initiative to update and renovate the Anacostia Community Outreach Center’s (ACOC) children’s learning center into a state-of-the-art educational facility.  The team, led by K. Dixon Architecture Principal Kathy Dixon, included representatives from the Washington Architectural Foundation, and ThinkBox Group LLC.  The resulting design is an ergonomically effective space,...

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ACOC Executive Director and Clients Featured in BBC Cover Story on DC Poverty

ACOC Executive Director and Clients Featured in BBC Cover Story on DC Poverty

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 |

Washington, D.C. — Washington is considered by many to be the world’s most powerful city, yet for the 25% of young people living in poverty in the District of Columbia, it is also one of the worst places to grow up. So asserts Joe Harris, Anacostia Community Outreach Center’s (ACOC) Executive Director—and he should know. Both Joe and ACOC were recently featured in an international BBC expose which boldly highlights the effects of the extreme poverty faced by many...

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Vo-Camp-Ulary Program Helping Students Make Strides in Reading and Literacy Skills

Vo-Camp-Ulary Program Helping Students Make Strides in Reading and Literacy Skills

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 |

Washington, D.C. — ACOC’s literacy-focused after school program, Vo-Camp-Ulary (Vo-Camp), is up and running, and already showing early successes and outcomes!  The program, funded by the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, seeks to help 3rd through 6th grade students who attend underperforming schools improve their reading skills and overall vocabulary development through teacher-led instruction, small group lessons, and one-on-one tutoring.  According to...

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ACOC featured on BBC

ACOC featured on BBC

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 |

Obama to focus on poverty in State of Union address See BBC video featuring the Anacostia Community Outreach Center and Joe Harris, III, Executive Director

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