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Honor our Veterans

Veteran’s Day is Sunday, November 11. While many of us have a holiday off work, we’re encouraged to think about the men and women who have served in our military and sacrificed years of their lives in defense of this great country. Veteran’s Day is to honor our living and deceased...

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Happy to be a part of The DC Scores Fall Frenzy

On Saturday, October 27th, over 800 poet athletes representing 27 DC SCORES elementary schools descended on recently renovated, just opened Anacostia Park for the 15th annual DC SCORES Fall Frenzy!  On the banks of the river in Southeast Washington, DC, 9 soccer fields were set up as well as numerous...

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A Post- Halloween Potluck

Happy day-after Halloween, friends! We hope everyone had a fun and safe night roaming around the neighborhood or handing out treats to all the little goblins! Here at The Century Council, we had to postpone our Halloween shin-dig to the day after Halloween due to the power outages and closings...

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Guest blog from SPARK: How to have a happy, healthy Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching, and as fun as this spooky holiday is for kids and parents alike, the main focus tends to be on stockpiling tons of those sweet, sugary treats that we try not to indulge in too much. Fear not: you and your kids can still enjoy a...

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Exciting news for the Ask, Listen, Learn team

Hey Ask, Listen, Learn team! We wanted you all to be the first to know about an exciting new project we’re working on for our fans. Ask, Listen, Learn is in works with students at George Mason University in the Computer Game Design Program to create fun and educational mobile...

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Howling winds in SD can’t stop us!

We had another great Ask, Listen, Learn event with Attorney General Marty Jackley in Rapid City, South Dakota yesterday. Three hundred 6th graders at Southwest Middle gathered in the gym for the presentation, though we are lucky the Attorney General made it! Winds were 70 MPH in Rapid City, and General...

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Why were we at The Pentagon this morning?

This morning we braved security clearance checks and ID checkpoints to enter the prestigious Hall of Heroes at The Pentagon.  Our partner, the Young Marines, were awarded the Secretary of Defense Fulcrum Shield Award. The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through...

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Pumpkin Recipe Time!

October is here and that means it’s time for yummy fall recipes. With its savory taste, pumpkin is not only festive; it’s one of the healthiest ingredients you can include in your diet this season. Pumpkin is rich in dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamin A, B-6, calcium and potassium. Whether you buy it...

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Family Meal Benefits Go Beyond the Dinner Table

Today’s families are spread very thin. Between soccer games and track practice, jobs and choir rehearsal, and the many meetings, appointments, homework assignments and work responsibilities, parents and children are, quite simply, busy. It can be challenging to find the time to be together and connect as a family, but...

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