Author Archives: Adrienne Upwork

LEAP is proud to sponsor a Students Run LA athlete as part of 111th marathon

Though the mission of LEAP Foundation DC is to provide educational and training opportunities to meet the aspirations of the underserved citizens of the District of Columbia, the truth is, its reach is having an impact on a much bigger radius – across the country, to be exact. Dr. Clayton Lawrence, president and CEO, has […]

Social Media: A Blessing or a Curse?

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Social media, both a blessing and a curse. First it was MySpace, introducing computer users to the world of sharing, watching and connecting. Now, choose your pleasure – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ — the […]

Honoring 25 Years of Community Service

It was a great honor for LEAP Foundation DC to attend the Latino Student Fund Gala in celebration of the organization’s 25thanniversary. The March 14thevent, presented by the LSF Board of Directors and Maria Fernanda Borja, president and CEO, was held at the renown Washington National Cathedral. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who offered a few words […]

Cultivating Leadership  

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) LEAP Foundation DC has been addressing the needs of disadvantaged and minority youth since our nonprofit organization was founded in 2009. The mission is simple: To provide educational and training opportunities to meet the aspirations […]

Youth mentee Kevin Akers extends LEAP Foundation DC mission through STEM for the Streets

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) For the past six years, we have had the privilege of sharing in the achievements and successes of mentee Kevin Akers. As a nonprofit that is on a mission to provide a platform for disadvantaged […]

LEAP WITH US: Embrace the Coming of Spring

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) The coming of spring isn’t just a time of welcoming warmer temperatures and sunny skies, it offers a chance to refresh, reconnect and revisit areas that could use some tender love and care. Self-care isn’t […]

LEAP WITH US: Making the Grade

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) We’ve all experienced the pressure to “make the grade.” And while some of us recognized the power of education at a young age, others couldn’t see the long-term picture (or even the short term, for […]

LEAP WITH US: ‘The Sum of My Success’, Continued

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) When Dr. Clayton Lawrence wrote “The Sum of My Success” in 2013, he shared a brief account of his life as a decorated veteran military physician, an established business executive, an aspiring endurance athlete and […]

LEAP WITH US: Why a Visit to the Local Library Should Be On Your Calendar  

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) It’s scary to imagine life without books, but for some, such as children living in low-income situations, these knowledge-building and empowering resources simply aren’t part of the home. This presents difficulties not only for a child […]