Horton’s Kids knows that the impact made in the community we serve is possible because of our ambitious and dedicated team. As a result, we strive to provide competitive benefits, work life balance, and an inclusive culture. We are motivated to provide a place where collaboration and innovation is nurtured and encouraged. Our work thrives when our team thrives. Join us in helping shape the lives of future generations in the Anacostia neighborhood.

Hear from members of our staff

“Working at Horton’s Kids is a part of my soul mission. I get to interact directly with families and kids and witness how our work directly impact their lives. This is more than a job, it’s a mission.”

Shandell Richards
Chief Program Officer

“I am grateful to be a part of the Horton’s Kids family! Horton’s Kids has given me the opportunity to gain new skills and advance within the organization. I enjoy the sense of community that we build in the office along with immersing ourselves in the community that we serve.”

Najuma Louison
Manager of Older Youth Development

“I love being a part of the Horton’s Kids family! Every day at work brings new opportunities to collaborate with each other, challenge ourselves, and have a direct impact on the lives of the community members we serve.”

Melanie Holland-Orr
Director of Program Operations & Quality
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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.