As part of its second annual holiday campaign, Washington Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund, awarded grants to four organizations helping disadvantaged youth in the D.C. region.
WASHINGTON, D.C., OCTOBER 25, 2012: Mentor Erin Brownlee, center, helps 8th-grader Starr Guy, 13, with her homework. Starrl is one of many students from different D.C. public school who meet at the Center City Public Charter School three days a week from 3 to 8 pm for their after school program. The progaram is part of Higher Achievement, a non-profit helping to closen the academic and achievement gap for at-risk students. (Photo by ASTRID RIECKEN For The Washington Post) Astrid Riecken/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo