212018Feb
Dr. Clayton Lawrence honors Trinidad’s rich culture and independence

Dr. Clayton Lawrence honors Trinidad’s rich culture and independence

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, president and CEO of LEAP Foundation DC, recently explored his roots with a journey to Trinidad. Born in Manhattan, Dr. Lawrence is the son of Trinidadian immigrants who instilled in him the desire to never stop learning. It has been years – about 15, to be exact – since he has visited…

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62018Feb
Tatiana Ball continues in memory of the late Princess Selene Obolensky who birthed the idea to organize an event that would raise funds for the St. John Benevolent Fund for Russian Children in Need

Tatiana Ball continues in memory of the late Princess Selene Obolensky who birthed the idea to organize an event that would raise funds for the St. John Benevolent Fund for Russian Children in Need

What an amazing and enriching experience to be able to spend a Saturday evening at the fourth annual Tatiana Ball, honoring the history of Russia. The country is known for having one of the richest and most influential cultures around the world and it was evident in the intricate details of this beautiful evening. Dr….

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12018Feb
LEAP scholar travels to Belgium fueled by Van Gogh’s artistic energy

LEAP scholar travels to Belgium fueled by Van Gogh’s artistic energy

LEAP Foundation DC is pleased to award a 2018 LEAP Scholarship to Jamaru Williams, a student at Xaverian High School. The scholarship honors a student who, through studying abroad, will nurture a natural drive to be a leader. This year’s Bruges, Belgium, exchange will take place from Feb. 16 through 26, and includes a visit…

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122018Jan

LEAP Foundation DC featured in ‘Social Sightings,’ Washington Informer Newspaper

Since 1964, the Washington Informer Newspaper Co. Inc. has been highlighting positive images of African Americans. The multimedia organization continues to print positive news that is intended to educate, empower and inform its readers. LEAP Foundation DC is pleased to be included in the weekly Social Sightings column, once published by photojournalist and longtime Foundation…

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152017Dec
LEAP Foundation DC awards the Eleanor Holmes Norton Scholarship

LEAP Foundation DC awards the Eleanor Holmes Norton Scholarship

LEAP Foundation DC has announced that, in addition to its existing scholarship program, it will annually award the Eleanor Holmes Norton Scholarship, named in honor of the congresswoman’s tireless efforts as a stateswoman and her longstanding support of the Foundation. Bucknell University pre-med student Gissell Botero will be the first individual to receive the scholarship,…

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82017Dec
A Family Affair with Serena & Venus Williams

A Family Affair with Serena & Venus Williams

It was in the spirit of #love, #leadership and #community that talented guests of honor Serena and Venus Williams, actor Malik Yoba and countless community supporters gathered at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, Washington, D.C. The youth scholars who benefit from the Center’s activities and programs enjoyed an entire day with these positive role…

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132017Sep
“Supporting A Pillar in Our Community”

“Supporting A Pillar in Our Community”

WASHINGTON – Sept. 13, 2017 – For the second year in a row, LEAP Foundation DC, via Chairman and Founder Dr. Clayton Lawrence, has continued its support of Step Afrika! As the first professional nonprofit dance company in the world dedicated to preserving the rich tradition of stepping, led by Founder and Executive Director C. Brian Williams, Step Afrika!…

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