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UPDATED: Mayor Bowser and Howard University Partner to Recruit Mentors for Empowering Males of Color Initiative

Monday, September 28, 2015

(Washington, DC) – Today at 6 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick and DC Public Schools (DCPS) officials will kick off the mentoring program that aims to recruit volunteers to support the 500 for 500: Mentoring Through Literacy program. 500 for 500, which is a part of Empowering Males of Color Initiative, is designed to engage 500 volunteers as mentors to 500 male students of color to help them build strong literacy skills, gain confidence, and discover a passion for reading.

Mayor Bowser is expected to deliver remarks at 7 pm. 
DCPS staff will be in attendance to help sign up residents interested in volunteering. For more information about the 500 for 500, visit
Mayor Muriel Bowser
David Grosso, DC At-Large Councilmember and Chairperson of the Committee on Education
Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5 Councilmember and Chairperson of the Committee on Judiciary 
Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, Howard University President
Dr. Robert Simmons III, DC Public Schools Chief of Innovation and Research
Emmanuel Burriss, Washington Nationals
Monday, September 28, 2015, 6 pm to 8 pm
Howard University School of Social Work Auditorium
601 Howard Place, NW
*Closest Metro: Shaw-Howard Metro station*

Press interested in attending the event is asked to RSVP to [email protected].

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