By the end of fifth grade, low-income children are nearly three grades behind their more affluent peers, so FLOC works to mitigate the challenges, offering a continuum of support that guides students from first grade through college and beyond. It intentionally targets neighborhoods with the lowest reading and math levels, and FLOC’s one-to-one match approach (virtual since mid-March) provides two hours each of individualized support in reading or math or both every week. A college and career readiness program offers 14 weekly workshops – financial aid, school selection, admissions, stress and time management, and more – to prepare youth and families for success. Juniors and seniors get assistance with college and job applications, free test prep, personalized application support, and access to scholarship funds.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 1

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide

Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17)

Population(s) Served: Students

Schools They Work In: Aiton Elementary School

  • High school graduation rate (or GED completion rate) of your students:   100%
  • Number of volunteers who work with your organization annually:   390
  • Number of people (clients, patrons, students, etc) your organization serves annually:   550

Awards & Recognition

FLOC raised the most money of any nonprofit in the region via the “Give to the Max” day, a 24-house online fundraising campaign championed by Razoo, The United way and the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, on November 9, 2011. On June 6, 2013, FLOC again raised the most money in the second year’s event, United Way’s “Do More 24” campaign.

Tim Payne, FLOC’s Executive Director, received the Essence of Leadership Award at the April 2012 Greater DC Cares Impact Summit, as was honored at the Center for Non Profit Advancement 2013 Gelman, Rosenberg and Freeman Excel Awards.


Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for For Love of Children is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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