It is time to...DO THE WRITE THING!

Welcome to Do The Write Thing! Do The Write Thing Foundation of DC (EIN 27-2171541) is incorporated as a nonprofit in the District and is recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization by the IRS (effective April 5, 2010). The mission of Do The Write Thing (DTWT) is to use a whole-child approach to promote the long-term development and success of children and youth across multiple developmental domains, including social-emotional, physical, and cognitive development.


Do The Write Thing is a vetted out-of-school time (OST) provider for the D.C. Public Schools and is listed in the 2018-2019 Catalogue For Philanthropy as one of the best nonprofits in the region.

DTWT has been selected by the Children’s Defense Fund to implement a Freedom School Project in 2019.

DC At-Large Council Member Anita Bonds bestowed the 2017 Community Cornerstone Award upon DTWT's Executive Director for work with youth in Wards 7 and 8.

DTWT was featured on July 13, 2018 by ABC7News during its ‘Spotlight on Education’ segment. DTWT was also featured on WHUT-TV 32 and in East of the River magazine for sponsoring a literacy event at Aiton Elementary School.

DTWT youth have published eight books of poetry and have been invited to sign copies of their books at the Authors Pavilion during the prestigious Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference at the D.C. Convention Center for eight consecutive years. The youth were also considered by the NAACP Image Awards nominating committee in the literature category.

These eight books are available for sale at Black Flames (2011); Paper Outlets (2011); Our Planets, Ourselves (2012); Poetry in Motion: The Birth of Success (2013); Poetic Anthologies (2014); Written Soul (2015); Random Words: One Message (2016); and Stop The Violence Poems (2018).


Established programs include:
(1) Raising Our Youth As Leaders (R.O.Y.A.L.) Multi-Media Arts Program
(2) Living Storybook
(3) Kindness Project

Recently DTWT partnered with other youth-serving nonprofits to expand programs to include the following:
(1) BizMusic - an expansion of the R.O.Y.A.L. program for middle and high school youth
(2) STEM and Entrepreneurship Program for Kg-5th graders
(3) Arts Integration for Kg-5th graders
(4) Fairy Tale Mock Trials for Kg-5th graders

Volunteer to work in one of our after-school or summer programs.

Feeling generous? You may donate to Do The Write Thing of DC by clicking on any of the three logos below. You may choose to donate via the Catalogue for Philanthropy, via Donor Advised Fund Direct, or the gold-level Seal of Transparency of GuideStar. Any contribution is greatly appreciated and will help to support future programs and efforts. Thank you!