Author Archives: Adrienne Upwork

Celebrating STEM achievement at Port Towns Elementary School

The mission of LEAP Foundation DC is simple: To bridge the gap between hope and achievement. To achieve this, the organization is committed to securing programming that will provide opportunities for today’s generation to reach success. This is best achieved through collaborative efforts with like-minded individuals and organizations that share a similar mission. Dr. Clayton […]

You’re Stronger Than You Think – How to Overcome Any Setback

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Life is full of ups and downs. Part of reaching success is overcoming the obstacles. Whether it’s learning coping skills, gaining confidence or earning trust, challenges have the potential to make or break a person. […]

Kick Off the Summer by Connecting with Nature

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) June 8 is Family Health & Fitness Day. Here at LEAP Foundation DC, we’re all about prevention now for success later. This means we offer activities that build character, present challenges, teach life lessons and […]

Why Our Mission is Making a Difference

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Being a teen is hard work. But growing up as an underprivileged or minority youth means facing daily obstacles at home, school and everywhere in between. That’s why LEAP Foundation DC and the other local […]

Reap the Rewards of Exercise

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) As the CEO and president of medical staffing company Lawrence Executive Alliance of Professionals (LEAP) Inc., Dr. Clayton Lawrence understands the intricacies of not just a healthy body, but a healthy mind, as well. When […]

Create a Healthier Relationship with Money by Making More of It   

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Money. To some, it may be considered the root of all evil, but, in reality, it’s pretty important, don’t you think? Without money, we couldn’t pay our bills, put food on the table, buy the […]

Be You

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Throughout our lives, the suggestions, comments and advice we receive from well-meaning family, friends and colleagues help shape the person we will ultimately become. Underneath it all is the individual we were born to be. […]

LEAP Honors Three Future Leaders with Educational Scholarships

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) LEAP Foundation DC: Addressing the unmet social and health needs of the people of the District of Columbia through educational and training opportunities. Since 2009, we’ve been connecting minority students and their families with support […]

Forget Cramming – Prepare!  

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Whether it’s common core state testing, advanced placement exams or standardized testing like the SATs or ACTs, all testing can mean the same thing – STRESS. But upcoming exams don’t have to mean cramming for […]