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A Unique Preschool Helped This Once-Homeless Mom. Now She Teaches There.

“CaShawn Thompson is an assistant teacher of 2-year-olds at a preschool in Southeast Washington called Bright Beginnings. When we met, I asked her: What do you and your fellow teachers hope to accomplish with your students? ‘I know you expect us to say we want them to know how to count ...
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John Wall Hands Out 500 Turkeys to Families in Need

“Thanksgiving is just days away and Wizards star John Wall is making sure families in need have a turkey on their table for the holiday. Wall handed out 500 turkeys Thursday to residents in the nonprofit organization Bright Beginnings, which supports children and families experiencing homless...
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Bright Beginnings Provides Resources for Homeless Families

“Most parents will do anything to keep their children safe and happy, but not every parent has the resources to provide their child with the best life possible, which is why Bright Beginnings has been helping D.C. families experiencing homelessness for more than 25 years. “The organizati...
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Designing a Playground with Tom Wilson

“Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson participated in a playground designing session with three- to five-year-old children from Bright Beginnings in southeast Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17. Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, the charitable arm of the Washington Capitals, is...
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