Author Archives: Adrienne Upwork

LEAP WITH US: We’re a Fortunate Community

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others. Throughout the years, LEAP Foundation DC has had the absolute privilege of partnering with other nonprofits in our quest to bridge the gap between hope and achievement. These are organizations that work tirelessly to ensure […]

LEAP WITH US: Get Smart About Smartphones

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Let’s be honest – smartphones rule the world; yep, even mine. Calendar, phone, email, camera – it’s all there on one hand-held device. So, can we really blame the younger generation for spending too much time on digital […]

Dr. Clayton Lawrence honored to attend VIP gathering at home of Colombian Ambassador Camilo Reyes

Much like the mission of LEAP Foundation DC is to bridge the gap between hope and achievement for the underserved youth residing in the District of Columbia, the District’s Embassy of Colombia aims to act as a bridge between the Columbian government and the United States, striving to advance the longstanding bilateral relationship between both […]

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, […]

LEAP Foundation DC presents scholarship to Gissell Botero, Latino Student Fund alumni

LEAP Foundation DC is pleased to announce the award of its first-ever Eleanor Holmes Norton Scholarship to Gissell Botero, a neuroscience major on track for a pre-med degree at Bucknell University. The scholarship recognizes a student who, in the face of adversity, has continued on the path to higher education. Botero is an alumni of […]

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 […]