LEAP Foundation DC was honored to be a part of the “Black and Bling Fete,” where the Capital City Links took the stage in support of the Shepherd Park Elementary School Early Readers Program. The benefit, which took place on the Arena Stage, Mead Center for American Theater, is featured in the Washington Informer Newspaper Co.’s weekly Social Sightings column. The full spread of photos demonstrates just how special the evening was – an event that will be remembered for years to come, especially by the children who are a part of the school’s phenomenal programming.
Shepherd Elementary serves children from 3 years old through grade five. Its pre-school program was added for the first time in the 2014-2015 school year. An International Baccalaureate School, students there are offered a rich, rigorous and diverse learning environment. Its Primary Years Programme is more than a curriculum – it is a “philosophy and dynamic approach to learning that will well prepare students for their roles in a changing world.”
LEAP Foundation DC would like to congratulate the Capital City Links on a successful fundraiser. This international, not-for-profit organization has been committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry since 1946. With more than 15,000 professional women of color in the 285 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, this group of amazing women has been “inspiring, connecting and engaging members on a journey toward building a healthy legacy: our prescription for the future,'” said National President Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris.
“We at LEAP Foundation DC are proud to join the Capital City Links in a collaborate effort to build bridges between hope and achievement,” said Dr. Clayton Lawrence, President and CEO. “Our efforts are extended because we are able to partner with causes like this and, together, create amazing futures for youth and African Americans in the District of Columbia and the surrounding areas.”
Washington leader, outstanding role model and Capital City Link Camelia Mazard hosted LEAP Foundation DC for the evening. LEAP Foundation DC wishes to thank Ms. Mazard for the opportunity to support and share in such an important occasion for a most deserving cause. Ms. Mazard serves as a partner at Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC, with a focus on Antitrust, International Trade Regulation and Hospitality Law. Counseling a range of clients and cases, from multi-national corporations and trade associations, to civil and criminal investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, Ms. Mazard is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Court. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Organization of Women in International Trade, the Women in International Trade Trust, and Girls Inc. of the Washington, D.C., area. Her dedication to empowering the lives of others makes her a phenomenal leader for the youth served by LEAP Foundation DC.
To learn more about LEAP Foundation DC and how you can support the organization in its efforts, visit http://www.leapfoundationdc.org.
ABOUT LEAP FOUNDATION DC
LEAP Foundation DC, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity, was founded in 2009, by Dr. Clayton G. Lawrence to address the unmet social and health needs of the people of the District of Columbia. By providing educational and training opportunities, LEAP’s programs advocate for the health and wellness of community members, deliver services to individuals and families in need, support local organizations in their efforts to improve their community, and provide a stage and voice for those who are overlooked and disregarded.