Christ Child Society

Nothing is ever too much to do for a child.

aka CCS   |   Washington, DC   |  www.christchilddc.org

Mission

The Washington, DC chapter of the Christ Child Society is a nonprofit volunteer organization serving the material, educational and emotional needs of children regardless of race, religion, creed, gender or national origin.

Ruling year info

1940

Executive Director

Ms. Kathleen Curtin

Main address

5101 Wisconsin Ave NW #102

Washington, DC 20016 USA

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EIN

53-0207408

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Family Services (P40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Throughout it's more than 135 year history, the Christ Child Society has worked to improve the lives of children and families in need. We meet the material, educational, and emotional needs of children and families in the greater DC area.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Christ Child Society's Programs

The Christ Child Society, Inc. Washington DC Chapter provides professional and volunteer services for at-risk children and families in the Washington DC community. Working in partnership with schools and social service agencies the Christ Child Society attempts to serve the material, educational, and emotional needs of children and their families in order to change lives.The mission is accomplished through three primary programs: Layette, Student Success, and Girls on the Rise Empowerment Program.

Layette Program: The first and signature program of the Society meets material assistance needs by providing more than 4,000 welcome kits (layettes) which include clothing, bedding and supplies for newborns, to mothers in need. Welcome kits also include educational information for new mothers on subjects that include: immunizations, breast feeding, baby safety, importance of reading to children, and nutrition for newborns. Layette welcome kits are distributed through partnerships with over 30 community-based partners. The program also provides diapers and wipes, upon individual request, to over 1000 families each year.

The Student Success Program includes four components - School Counseling, Volunteer Tutoring, Book Bunch Early Literacy, and Adopt a School. School Counseling/Social Work Program (SCP): is dedicated to assisting children in school and improving the quality of their lives through supportive mental health counseling. The Society provides five under resourced schools with on-site social work services at no cost to students and families. Christ Child volunteer tutors provide individual instruction in reading, math, and study skills in our partner schools. Reading tutors are trained in a structured decoding curriculum. Results are overwhelmingly positive based on post testing with significant increases in grade levels recorded. Book Bunch is an early literacy program for children ages 0-8 and their families. Providing new books and literacy rich experiences at local community-based agencies, Book Bunch models the importance of parents' sharing books with their children; the program provides fun, motivating, activities-led by volunteers- for families to enjoy, encourages increased interaction with books, and prepares preschool aged children in school readiness. Book Bunch sessions are offered in both English and Spanish.

The Girls on the Rise Empowerment Program includes after-school, summer camp, and family support programs. The Program serves at-risk girls from Ward 8 and their families. After-school and summer camp program provides social/emotional learning, academic support, mental health counseling, and specific programs in leadership, decision making, relationships and community service. The after-school program meets Mondays - Fridays from September to June and the camp meets for six weeks in the summer. Parents are provided case management and crisis support as well as life coaching and support. All programs are offered at no cost to the girls or their families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

The Student Success Program provides learning support services including counseling, tutoring, early literacy and adopt a school initiatives.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students

Girls on the Rise is an empowerment program for at-risk girls and their families in Southeast, Washington DC. The programs provide a safe, enriching after-school and camp program for girls ages 5-18 and case management and crisis support for their families. The program takes place at the Merrick Youth Center in Southeast, DC.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
At-risk youth

The Layette Program provides material assistance to 4,000 local babies born to low-income mothers. Each layette contains clothing, receiving blankets, diapers, a children's books, parenting information and a handmade blanket. Layettes are distributed through over 30 local agencies including hospitals, health clinics, homeless shelters and day cares, pregnancy centers and high schools.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Families

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The organization's goal is to meet the emotional, educational, and material needs of children through a combination of professional programs and volunteer support.

The Society accomplishes its mission through three program initiatives:

The Beloved Babies Layette Program - a combination of staff led and volunteer supported work where 4000 families are provided with clothing and supplies as well as community resources and referrals to partner agencies to meet a myriad of needs.

Student Success Program - a series of volunteer and professional programs to provide support services, such as counseling and tutoring, early literacy, and resource support to children with academic and social/emotional challenges.

Girls on the Rise - an empowerment program for at-risk girls in Southeast Washington and their families. Services are provided through after-school, family support, and summer camp programs.

The Christ Child Society has been an organized non profit for 135 years. We are the oldest women's non-profit in DC. With an unwavering mission to meet the needs of children, the Society has always worked to "see a need and fill it," understanding that the community needs will be constantly changing. Using a unique approach of professional service providers and highly committed volunteers, the Society has a rich history and recognizes that while we started with compassion, we are continually evolving with need. We are dedicated to meet need wherever it exists and to focus on those who are most vulnerable in our community and to empower women and girls.

The Society meets the needs of thousands of children and families each year. We continue to maintain our signature layette Program, and work to enhance our more recent initiatives such as Girls on the Rise, individual tutoring and early literacy programs by involving more volunteers, adding sites for programs, and increasing fundraising and in-kind donations.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Christ Child Society

Board of directors
as of 02/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Eileen Mayer

Madeleine Diakiwski

Cornerstone

Ann Fowler

Sheehy Ford

Carolyn Pumphrey

Stephanie Farrell

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/22/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.