Tubman School Program
As part of our church-wide commitment to help transform the lives of children, many St. Albanites have found spiritual growth and joy in assisting some of DC's most vulnerable children at Harriet Tubman school in Columbia Heights. Located just three miles from St. Alban's, Tubman serves children from three homeless shelters and two housing projects.
Almost all of the students at Tubman receive free breakfast and lunch on school days but sometimes have nothing to eat over the weekend. Our food backpack program sends food home with five students from the neediest families. Funded by Mustard Seed offerings, this year in July and August, rotating teams of two parishioners buy food and pack bags for delivery to Tubman each week.
Classroom assistants spend a few hours a week helping individual students with reading and math under a teacher's guidance. Volunteers need DCPS clearance and more are always welcome.
Parishioners also help with school clean-up days (August 18 and 19 in 2017), helping teachers ready their classrooms for the school year. Spanish-speakers are needed at back-to-school nights.
If you'd like more information or you're ready to get involved at Tubman, email Tom Jansen or call him at 202-686-1735.