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Horton's Kids

Horton's Kids celebrates 25 years of helping children
Fri Feb 14 2014, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire  
The organization helps more than 500 children annually and has helped thousands through community outreach programs in low-income neighborhoods.

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Readers' Poll: Best Non-Profit 2012
Thu Mar 29 2012, Washington City Paper  
FIRST PLACE: Horton's Kids

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Wharton Team Cruises to Win 23rd Annual Ultimate 4 Basketball Tournament
Mon Feb 27 2012, The Wharton Journal  
The tournament serves two purposes. The first, and most important, is to raise $10,000 for Horton's Kids, a DC-based nonprofit ...

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Learning Matters: A Conversation with Horton's Kids
Fri Dec 16 2011, Learning Matters  
In late 2011, Learning Matters web producer Ted Bauer talked with three members of the Horton's Kids team about the organization's focus ...

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US Education Secretary Visiting Horton's Kids Tutoring Session Today
Wed Dec 7 2011, Examiner  
US Education Secretary Arne Duncan visits with Horton's Kids participants to get a first-hand look at how the organization uses CFC funds.

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Horton's Kids Benefit at House of Sweden
Sat Nov 26 2011, The Georgetowner  
Spike Mendelsohn, the Top Chef All-Star and long-time supporter of Horton's Kids, was on hand to mix, mingle and thank the guests.

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Horton's Kids comes to Georgetown
Mon Nov 7 2011, The Georgetown Dish  
Donors and supporters of Horton's Kids convened in Georgetown at the organization's fourth annual fundraiser, "Cocktails & Crooners."

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TIF, MSB Give Bags to Horton's Kids
Thu Nov 3 2011, Gifts & Decorative Accessories  
The Toy Industry Foundation and My Stuff Bags Foundation joined forces with federal legislators to distribute bags to 35 children.

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Horton's Kids Wins The Washington Post 2011 Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management
Wed May 25 2011, The Washington Post  
In its 17th year, The Post Award recognizes outstanding achievement in nonprofit management for a Washington-area nonprofit ...

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Using basketball to support tutoring
Mon Mar 7 2011, The Washington Post  
MBA students from around the country played in a five-on-five basketball tournament to raise funds for Horton's Kids.

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Horton's Kids Grilled Cheese
Wed Feb 24 2010, Oprah.com  
Spike Mendelsohn from Good Stuff Eatery shares a recipe inspired by Horton's Kids!

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Along Came Maya to Help Horton's Kids
Fri Nov 20 2009, Washington Business Journal  
"Maya customized the customer relationship management software for Horton's Kids."

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Horton's Kids: Helping At-Risk Kids Find a Better Future
Wed Nov 18 2009, WUSA9  
"Every Monday, two buses full of kids from Anacostia pull up next to the nation's Capitol. Waiting on the sidewalk are their tutors..."

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NPower Greater DC Region Dishes Out Annual Awards
Fri Nov 13 2009, Washington Business Journal  
"Horton's Kids was applauded for its customized Sales Force database."

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Horton's Kids Keeps Interim Executive Director On
Tue Nov 10 2009, Washington Business Journal  
"The longtime staff member and volunteer at the nonprofit ... was most recently acting executive director."

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Visionaries In Our Midst
Fri Oct 16 2009, WAMU 88.5 American University Radio  
"'Once in a while, driving through a neighborhood can be life-altering.' So begins one of the chapters of ... Silberberg's new book…"

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Giving -- and Receiving
Fri Dec 12 2008  
Horton's Kids volunteers make our programming possible. The Washington Post highlights the importance of volunteering and even has a picture of one of the adorable Horton's Kids!

Excerpt: Why do it? "I love it," said Will Griffith, 29, who has been volunteering with Horton's Kids for more than two years. "I feel we can really see the positive influence we're making on the children, and honestly, they're a lot of fun to be around. Some of the things that come out of their mouths, you wouldn't believe it. They're absolutely hilarious."

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