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Character Education

U.S. Programs Forge Partnerships in Character Education

Mr. Eric McIntyre from the Office of Partnerships and Grants Development, a program developed and funded by District of Columbia’s Mayor Anthony Fenty’s office, spoke at a District of Columbia Character Education monthly community forum on October 18.

Mr. McIntyre spoke about his office as well as how grants are secured, how to find them, and how to use them to develop and fund your programs. Presentations on UPF’s curriculum, Discovering the Real Me were provided as well.

The community forum, recently established due to community interest, is forging partnerships with local organizations and UPF’s Character Education Initiative. It will feature monthly community forums and “train the trainer” programs. By forging partnerships and providing a forum for government, non-profits, and the business community to work together on the character education as a vehicle for individual, family, school and community empowerment and change, we hope to tackle some of the most pernicious and difficult problems facing our urban communities in the U.S.

Our next programs are Saturday, Dec. 6th, and the following Saturday, Dec. 13th, at the District of Columbia Police Department Community Room, 6001 Georgia Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. Mr. McIntyre will be speaking again on Dec. 6th, so if you missed him the first time, don’t miss out again!

For more information on these upcoming programs, contact Minister Chi Mauuso at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Gail Paine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information on the Mayor’s Office of Partnerships and Grant Services, please refer to the information and links below.

Mission Statement

The Mayor's Office of Partnerships and Grant Services (OPGS) advances the District of Columbia's strategic priorities and improves the quality of life for residents of our nation's capital through two major roles:

•    Establishing partnerships between public and private, for-profit and nonprofit organizations
•    Pursuing financial support and technical assistance from public and private sources

We value each of our diverse and meaningful relationships with nonprofit, government, corporate, foundation, and faith-based organizations. You are welcome to join the network.

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