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Celebrating Champions of Social Justice

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder, and president of LEAP Foundation DC, is honored to recognize the accomplishments of an organization that has reached an incredible milestone – 50 years of addressing “the intersection of mental illness, substance, poverty and health disparities and its impact on the generational effects of incarceration.” According to its mission statement, Voices […]

Suited for Success: LEAP Prepares Young Men for Formal Occasions

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) In broad terms, LEAP Foundation DC aims to address the unmet needs of disadvantaged or underprivileged youth in and around the Washington, D.C., area. But broken down, so many amazing programs help the organization to […]

LEAP Foundation DC Raises Awareness, Funding for International Children’s Charity Smile Train

It has been 10 years since the idea came to fruition to create an organization that would 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 for those who are overlooked and disregarded. […]

Why We LEAP for Youth

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) At LEAP Foundation DC, we are committed to addressing the unmet social and health needs of the people of the District of Columbia and the surrounding areas. We do this through educational opportunities and programs […]

Join Us in Fighting the Mental Illness Stigma

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Mental Illness Awareness Week begins this Sunday and runs through Saturday, October 12. Each year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, along with participants across the United States, works to raise awareness of mental illness […]

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, LEAP Foundation DC proudly supporting Smile Train

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO of LEAP Foundation DC, recently signed up to run for Smile Train Team EMPOWER (read more here: https://www.smiletrain.org/stories/team-empower-spotlight-dr-clayton-lawrence). The endurance athlete discovered that the benefits of marathon running not […]