The Neighborhoods We Serve

We work in HUD Section 8 housing complexes in Washington DC’s Ward 8. These communities known as Wellington Park and Stanton Oaks, are home to more than 600 children and their families with big dreams and the potential needed to achieve them. However, decades of disinvestment and systemic racism have created unfair barriers to access for these families. Horton’s Kids works to remove these barriers and even the playing field for children. Our programs do not have any selection criteria for students; all children are invited to participate.

Our personalized and research-based model of academic, social-emotional, and basic needs supports, which are based out of our on-site Community Resource Centers, help children to graduate from high school ready to succeed in college, career, and life.

Map of Anacostia with red markers over the Wellington Park, Stanton Oaks, and Horton's Hub community resource centers

Brad Sickels
Director of Communications & Events

Brad manages Horton’s Kids’ external communications channels and oversees the organization’s public and media relations. He also directs the planning and execution of Horton’s Kids donor stewardship & cultivation events including the organization’s flagship fundraisers Home Runs for Horton’s Kids and Give Thanks & Give Back. Brad brings over 15 years of event production, strategic communications, and graphic design experience to Horton’s Kids.

Brad has worked for a variety of DC-based nonprofits including The Human Rights Campaign, The American Psychological Association, and The National Student Leadership Conference. He holds a B.A. in Sociology from SUNY Geneseo.