Educational Programs

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The Basics of Investing

Knowing how to secure your financial well-being is one of the most important things you’ll ever need in life. You need to know a few basics, form a plan, and be ready to stick to it. There is no guarantee that you’ll make money from investments you make. But if you get the facts about saving and investing and follow through with an intelligent plan, you should be able to gain financial security over the years. Time can be one of the most important factors determining how much your money will grow. Don’t put off learning about investing. Join us as we cover:
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Take Control of Your Money

One out of every three Americans has no emergency savings, and about 40% of us spend more than we make. How can we get out of the hole? It all starts with financial education. In this two-part class, we’ll discuss the basic concepts that drive any financial vehicle, enabling you to better understand how money works, make informed decisions about your future, and begin planning your financial independence. We’ll cover simple — but critically important — ideas like compounding interest, the impact of losses and taxes, and the time value of money.
David Newcomb

Improving Your Life Through Meditation

Meditation can bring about a sense of calm and balance that benefits your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. It is easy to learn and can have many lasting and beneficial effects. After you meditate, the benefits don’t end when your session ends.  Join David Newcomb, long time meditator, for this enjoyable and informative workshop.  
A- Step Tutoring

A-Step Tutoring

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 4:45 pm

Trouble in class? Get free help today! A-Step (After School Tutoring & Enrichment Program) provides educators who are available to tutor students K-12 while addressing  a variety of academic needs. Stop by after school and enhance your education.This program is Free and open to the public.
Michael MastrotaAmerican University Arboretum

Transforming the Campus: Evolution of American University’s Arboretum and Gardens

Join Arboretum Manager Michael Mastrota for the 2017 Henry Mitchell Lecture.  
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Join us for the RESIDENT ARTifact Finale with DC Artspace & Aras Dance March 29, 2017 6 - 8 p.m., Petworth Library Meeting RoomClick here to RSVP. #RESIDENT ARTifact is a community art project and campaign inviting Petworth residents to explore and share the story of their things.
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African American Genealogy Research Workshop

The African American Genealogy Research Workshop teaches research strategies and techniques to knock down those ‘brick walls’ encountered when conducting African American Genealogy Research. The major goal of the workshop is to equip attendees with the strategies helpful to evaluate and analyze the tremendous amount of online genealogical info. Emphasis is placed upon the use of online databases, especially Heritage Quest and ProQuest, provided by the D.C. Public Library.
Artist Rik Freeman will discuss his mural entitled Knowledged.

Meet The Artist: Rik Freeman

"Knowledge" is a mural painted on canvas, then digitally reproduced, and then processed onto a high-tech wallpaper and hung. The subject matter is based on Deanwood - a predominately African American neighborhood in northeast Washington DC - and its history, with there being four aspects of knowledge represented in sections of the mural: Community, Earth, Culture, & Self.   - Rik Freeman, Artist
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Crime Victims' Rights Week: Know Your Rights!

Esta programa está en Ingles y Español y habran actividades gratuitas para niños! Esta programa está en honor de la Semana Nacional de los Derechos de la Víctimas del Crimen 2017. Para mas informacion, llame NVRDC a 202-742-1727.

Crime Victims' Rights Week: Know Your Rights!

Knowledge is power! Whether or not you have personally been impacted by a crime, the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) wants everyone in DC to know the legal rights available to crime victims in the District.