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Press Release: CityBridge Sponsors City Kids Spring Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 1, 2014
Contact: Eloise Russo, 202-525-4930, eloise@citykidsdc.org                                                                   
*** April 3rd benefit event is open to the media. See details below. ***

CITYBRIDGE FOUNDATION SPONSORS CITY KIDS WILDERNESS PROJECT AS A FOUNDING SPONSOR FOR BENEFIT ON APRIL 3rd

Washington, DC –  CityBridge Foundation is supporting City Kids Wilderness Project as a Founding Sponsor as a part of its First Annual Spring Benefit on April 3rd. The First Annual Spring Benefit will provide critical support for City Kids programming including afterschool and weekend programming, job training and leadership development programming, career exploration and alumni support for the 130 under-resourced DC youth that City Kids serves.

City Kids is honored to be supported by CityBridge Foundation, a leader in K-12 education reform in the District. CityBridge is guided by an unshakable belief in the equal worth of every person: Regardless of station, regardless of calling, every individual carries equal value and deserves access to abundant opportunity. More information can be found at: www.citybridgefoundation.org

CityBridge is a Founding Sponsor for the First Annual Spring Benefit for City Kids Wilderness Project on Thursday, April 3rd at 6:30pm. The event is open to press.
WHAT:    First Annual Spring Benefit for City Kids Wilderness Project
WHEN:    Thursday, April 3rd, 6:30 -8:30pm
WHERE:  Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC


City Kids Wilderness Project provides transformative experiences for 130 under-resourced DC youth by building resiliency, broadening horizons, and ensuring skills for success. City Kids Wilderness Project is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 on the belief that providing enriching life experiences for under-served DC youth can enhance their lives, the lives of their families, and the greater community.

City Kids will serve over 130 youth in 2014, and in the past four years, over 95% of our high school youth have graduated. In comparison, DC has a less than 59% graduation rate. City Kids was selected for a highly competitive capacity building partnership with Fair Chance in 2013 and 2014, and was also selected as one of the best small charities in the Greater Washington Area by the Catalogue for Philanthropy in 2013-2014.

More information can be found at: www.citykidsdc.org
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Eloise Russo
202-525-4930