CROSSWAY COMMUNITY INC

Rating: 4.9 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Education, Homeless & Housing

Location: 3015 Upton Dr Kensington MD 20895 USA

Mission: Crossway Community, Inc. is a center for innovative, community-based anti-poverty solutions in the greater Washington, DC area. We promote community, creativity and learning for all families. Our evidence-based programs provide economically disadvantaged, single mothers the educational tools they need to build the social and financial networks that break the cycle of generational poverty.
Results: Since 1990 Crossway Community has served over 6,000 women in the Washington DC region. Parents report that 90% of the children who have attended our Montessori education program are above grade level in school and 70% of our adult students are currently enrolled in post-secondary education programs
Target demographics: Economically disadvantaged women in the Washington DC metro area with children under the age of 6.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,500+
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 52-1253460
301-929-2505
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Rating: 5 stars  

Crossway Community really understands how working with young children, especially those from poor families, can make a difference. It is uplifting to see their school and know that the future for these children may be different than what they might have experienced.

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On repeated visits, I've witnessed the way the staff treat the children and they, in turn, behave in a respectful, positive way.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find ways to publicize the work more to the general public.

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Rating: 5 stars  

There is no place like Crossway Community. This is one of the most innovative, progressive and effective organizations of it's kind. The impact Crossway has on it's immediate community and beyond is astounding. There family leadership model and Montessori school is second to none. Keep up the great work Crossway!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In countless ways!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them a bigger budget!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered at Crossway several times in the last year. Being able to be a part of something much bigger than me has been life changing. Volunteering at Crossway allowed me to do many different things and learn different skills. I was also able to bring in my knowledge and experiences and share them with the students. Crossway’s staff is very welcoming and always makes me feel like part of the team. After listening to some students’ stories and the changes they have made since enrolling in the program, I am able to fully appreciate Crossway’s mission.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seing changes moms have been able to make for themselves and their children such as graduating college, finding and keeping a job, and learning healthy habits for their families.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

bring in more volunteers

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Wonderful organization that fights poverty in the Washington Dc metro area.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the happiness on the campus.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase their funding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer, I worked with residents to organize and catalog their art supply closets used for the community Montessori school and after school/summer programs.

Over the years, Crossway continues to add programming to increase the likelihood that the participants in their program will lead healthy, productive and integrated lives in their local communities. Children and adults plant and harvest their own fresh produce each year in a beautifully designed garden.

Their Montessori school serves both their residents and community members and is full of inquisitive and learning children.

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Each year, Crossway has a banquet where they honor the accomplishments of their community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

grow this organization. Their integrated approach to support families in achieving is a model that should grow and be replicated.

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