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The Family Place

Listing Last Update: February 21, 2018


3309 16th street NW
Washington, DC 20010

Primary Contact

Shawn Chakrabarti

(202) 265-0149

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program
  • To help my child learn
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Family literacy program
  • Instruction in Spanish

Program Overview

The Family Place in Washington DC takes a two-generation, holistic approach to family empowerment. For over 36 years TFP has supported low-income families in the nation's capital with English as Another Language Classes for Adults, Bi-lingual Early Childhood Education, Spanish Literacy, Workforce Development with wrap around case management support.

Mission Statement

The Family Place's mission is to empower low-income famiies and to foster the optimal development of their young children through educational and support services.

Hours of operation: 9 - 5

Cost info: All programs and wrap around services are free.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

I usually organize the conference and professional development calendar for my organization. It was with joy I opened an email recently that asked not for my director to speak in Tulsa, Ok at the Ascend 2Gen conference but inquiring about an amazing mother in my program. Luz Marrow and her young daughter enrolled in ESL classes and early childhood classes a little over a year ago. In that short time Luz graduated to advanced ESL classes, completed her post-secondary CDA credential, got a job at a DC Public School and her daughter Yanay is successfully enrolled in one of the best bilingual Pre-K3's in the capital. Students like Ms. Marrow make all of us look good but the credit goes to her grit.

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

The Family Place predominantly serves Latino immigrants, the majority currently from Central America. We serve over 700 families a year, with approximately 120 of those in formal 2Gen classes for parents and young children.

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