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Mayor Bowser to Launch Learn24 Initiative to Provide Students Access to Opportunities Outside of School

Sunday, February 4, 2018
Supports and Provides Access to Before and After School and Summertime Educational Programming

(Washington, DC) – On Monday, February 5, at 4 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will continue Education Week and launch Learn24, a new initiative to ensure children and youth have access to quality educational and enrichment activities beyond the regular school day. Learn24, managed out of the Office of Out of School Time and housed within the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, includes a new website with resources for students and families to find safe, enriching opportunities to learn outside of regular school hours in their communities.

Mayor Bowser kicked off Education Week this past Friday by releasing the solicitation for space to open new child care centers in the three District-owned buildings. In addition to identifying space in three District-owned buildings that will be leased to private child care providers to provide affordable, high-quality care, the Mayor also announced that the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) will administer the grants to child care providers and provide a $1 to $1 match in capital loans to the District’s $9 million investment.

Education Week will be marked by a series of events that highlight how the Bowser Administration is supporting students and accelerating the pace of school reform in DC. Follow the conversation at #EDWeekDC. 
 
WHEN:
Monday, February 5, at 4 pm
 
WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Jennifer Niles, Deputy Mayor for Education
Maureen Dwyer, Executive Director, Sitar Arts Center
 
WHERE:
Sitar Arts Center
1700 Kalorama Road, NW #101
*Closest Metro: Columbia Heights Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).