­­Join us for the Center’s 41st Annual Celebration!

It’s been a tumultuous year, and nonprofits have never worked harder to address unprecedented hurdles, provide needed services and solutions, and support our communities. We’ve seen unique challenges tackled, innovations achieved, valiant actions performed and everyday heroes step up.

Join us in an exciting new virtual space to reflect on the positives in this year of turmoil and look forward with hope and strength to what comes next.

Hear from Jason Reynolds

An activist, best-selling author and the 2020–2021 Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, this award-winning novelist is also one of our own—born and raised in the Washington, DC area. Jason writes for young adult and middle-grade audiences, addressing real life issues from the perspective of his readers. In 2020, he released Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You—a remix of the 2016 National Book Award-winner, Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi—into a version for younger readers.

Receive a signed copy of For Every One

Performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, this stirring poem is Jason Reynolds’ rallying cry to the dreamers of the world. For Every One is for every one, with an inspiring message for adults as well as kids. The book fuels hope, encouraging us to pursue our dreams, aspire to a better future and do the work to get there. Reserve your ticket to the 2020 Annual Celebration and receive a complimentary, signed copy of For Every One before the event!


Enjoy a delicious breakfast—of your choice

That’s right. Even though the meeting is virtual, a tasty breakfast—that appeals to you—will be delivered right to your door. Prior to the event, you’ll receive a complimentary GrubHub gift card by email, so you can order ahead of time and dine on your preference that morning.


Join us for this memorable event in our new virtual world!

41st Annual Celebration
Thursday, November, 19, 2020

Reserve your tickets or table now.




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