Blog - Washington DC

Welcoming Heather as DC's New Executive Director

July 26 2021

StandUp for Kids - Washington, DC Our Washington, DC program welcomed its new executive director this May. Taking over the reins from the incredible Josh Blum, Heather Holmes brings a wealth of experience and vision. This is the highest volunteer role one can have at the local level to help end the cycle of youth homelessness. We hope you will get to know Heather through in the following interview.   Editor: Heather, please tell us a little about yourself! Heather: Giving back to my community has always been very important to me and I have always looked for opportunities to do that. Greater DC Cares was my first, big introduction to volunteer opportunities here in the DC area. I ...

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StandUp and Move Finishes as a Major Success

November 4 2020

StandUp and Move, a national virtual event that took place from October 8 through 12, 2020, attracted 275 participants, 340 donors, and 8 sponsors. After shattering our first goal of $50,000 before the event kicked off, we ended 19% over with proceeds totaling $59,605!   As the first event of its kind to end the cycle of youth homelessness, all participants got to choose a time, distance, and location to move. And did they ever: They ran, walked, biked, wheeled, skated,danced, and they cheered others on.  Today, thanks to this community of friends, StandUp for Kids is able to face the critical issue of youth homelessness a little bit ...

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Join Our Virtual Run/Walk/Bike Event

September 12 2020

The work we do to help homeless youth across the country get back on their feet would not be possible without amazing volunteers and supporters like you. It’s because of your dedication that we have a 30-year history as a nationally-recognized organization fighting to end youth homelessness. To show our thanks, we’ve created a virtual run/walk/bike event that will unite us all together in a safe, healthy way for an important cause.  Register or donate today to our first ever virtual nationwide event, StandUp and MOVE, taking place across the country October 8 through 12, 2020.  Register to MOVE!  This virtual event is like no other. You will ...

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Our Statement and Actions for Racial Equity 

June 18 2020

StandUp for Kids proclaims that Black lives matter and commits to seven action steps.     Where we come from  In our thirty-year history, we are proud of showing unbiased hospitality to young people experiencing homelessness or at risk for becoming homeless: regardless of skin color, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, ability, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, documented status, or criminal record. We also train our volunteers, commensurate with our values: "respect the individual diversity, beliefs and decisions of each youth we serve,” and we condemn discrimination in any ...

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Kia Calls For Nationwide Blitz Against Youth Homelessness In Super Bowl Campaign

January 29 2020

News provided by Kia Motors America Kia Teams with Standout Rookie Running Back Josh Jacobs in 60-Second Spot Focused on Overcoming Adversity and Achieving the Impossible Dream Jacobs - who experienced homelessness growing up - gives his "younger self" valuable encouragement and advice For every yard gained during the big game, Kia's "Yards Against Homelessness" initiative will donate $1,000 to three charity partners dedicated to ending the issue of youth homelessness IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- What would you tell a younger you trying to make your way through the world? For Josh Jacobs, who rose from homelessness in middle school to football stardom, it is an inspiring ...

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Kia Chooses StandUp for Kids for Big Game Campaign

January 27 2020

Kia Motors America has announced that their Big Game commercial this Sunday will address youth homelessness. What's more, the company has decided to give a major donation to StandUp for Kids and two other organizations caring for homeless youth in America! According to Kia, "This year, with more than 4.2 million young people experiencing homelessness in the U.S., the car company known to 'Give It Everything' will use its big game advertising platform to give back in a meaningful way. For every yard gained during the game, Kia will donate $1,000 to three charity partners dedicated to ending the issue of youth homelessness and transforming the lives of young people in ...

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