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Crossway Community Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Education, Family Services, Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Low-Income & Subsidized Rental Housing, Preschools

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+

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

Crossway Community serves mothers and childen in a unique way by providing life skills classes, stable housing, a Montessori School year-round program and positive contact with other parents (from the Montessori school) who support Crossway's mission and can serve as mentors. It is a special place that is always striving to provide the best outcomes for the families it serves.



Rating: 5

I support Crossway as a retired early childhood specialist. Crossway understands that working with children means working with parents, the whole, the family. To achieve long term success, change must take place through learning and experiencing the lessons taught. This happens at Crossway. Cheers to a quality program.


Rating: 5

this community organization has proven results in empowering women & helping them create a new beginning for themselves and their children through education. I feel this is a worthwhile organization to be featured in your Women's empowerment 2011 initiative.