Learning Life Partners with CPDC
Learning Life is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) to provide free, innovative, world learning activities to families at CPDC properties and in the surrounding community.
The CPDC is “a leading not-for-profit real estate developer dedicated to providing safe, high-quality affordable housing to low and moderate-income individuals and families.” The CPDC owns and operates more than two dozen apartment buildings in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland that provide housing and activities for their residents. Through the partnership, the CPDC is providing Learning Life with community center space and materials to carry out our “Fundays” and other events to help open the world to lower-income families. Learning Life started working with the CPDC informally and periodically in 2018, but formalized this relationship on Thursday, February 14.
In 2019, Learning Life’s Fundays will occur twice monthly on Sunday afternoons from February through April, and will be the primary vehicle through which we complete our international food culture project. The food culture project follows on our 2017 community photo project, and engages participating lower-income families in Washington DC, Dakar, Senegal, and San Salvador, El Salvador in learning about each other’s food culture as well as basic nutrition in cooperation with the Georgetown University School of Medicine. The Fundays are free to eligible families, and engage them in a combination of mind and body challenges to develop their physical fitness and world knowledge. For more about our Fundays, click here.