Horton’s Kids Community
Resource Hub is now open!

Our dream of opening a Community Resource Hub in Southeast DC is now a reality! On Friday, February 3rd we gathered with Horton’s Kids friends, supporters, and community members to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Horton’s Hub. And what a celebration it was! See photos from the event here.

The event marked the public launch of our Securing Futures for Southeast capital campaign—a critical $5M fundraising effort in support of Horton’s Hub. The Hub will help us meet the increased needs in our community, boost our programs and services, and serve hundreds more students and families in Southeast DC.

We Need Your Help

Thanks to the generosity of our early campaign supporters, we have raised $3.26M (65%) toward our $5M campaign goal to purchase, renovate, staff, and ensure the sustainability of the Hub. Phase One renovations are nearly complete.
Now we are calling on you, our generous community of supporters, to help us raise the remaining $1.75M to support programmatic expansion and complete Phase Two Hub projects like a playground, community garden, and storefront for our distribution center.
Support our campaign today

Campaign Background: Reaffirming and Strengthening our Presence in Anacostia.

In 2021, we purchased a large church in the heart of Southeast DC. Rooted within the local community, this church has been transformed into the new Horton’s Kids Community Resource Hub (Horton’s Hub), allowing us to expand our presence in the neighborhood and strategically position us for future growth and partnerships. The new Horton’s Hub helps us meet the increased needs in our community, boost our programs and services, and serve hundreds more students and families residing in the 16 additional affordable housing communities within a half-mile radius. 

Dramatic Impact

(Pictured above) Graduating seniors of the Class of 2022 from left to right: Shanaiya, Taniyah, Darrell, Hailey, Amillion, Quione.
For the sixth year in a row, 100% of seniors enrolled in Horton’s Kids’ programs graduated from high school.

Securing Futures for Southeast: Capital Campaign  

To purchase, renovate, staff, and ensure the sustainability of the new Horton’s Hub, we aim to raise $5M through our Securing Futures for Southeast Capital Campaign. Thanks to our early campaign contributors, Horton’s Kids has raised over half of our campaign goal. As we enter the public phase of our campaign, we call on our community to make the dream of our Horton’s Kids Community Resource Hub a reality. With your help, we can make sure that every child in Southeast DC has the resources they need to graduate high school, pursue their dreams, and build the life they deserve. 

Help us get Horton’s Hub up and running by making a personally significant gift today. All campaign gifts above $10,000 will be included on a special donor plaque. Horton’s Hub naming opportunities are available for gifts above $15,000. All gifts and pledges must be received by December 31, 2024.

Learn More

Check out our additional campaign resources and documents below. If you have questions, please contact Leigh Player at leigh@hortonskids.org

Case for Support

Impact Data

Naming Opportunities

Gift Commitment Form

Donate to Horton's Kids Annual Fund

(*as of June 13, 2023)

Anonymous (1)

$100,000 – $249,999
Anonymous (3)
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Don and Angela Irwin
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Phillip Graham Foundation
The Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
William S. Abell Foundation
World Bank Community Connections Fund

$50,000 – $99,999
The Adasi Family Foundation
DC Government
Liz and Paul Dougherty
Chad Goldberg and Jamie Ekern
Brenda Huneycutt and Smith Brittingham IV
William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation
John and Emily Pappas
Tim Trysla and Dr. Nancy Aboulmouna

$25,000 – $49,999
Dr. Dolores Cole
Rosa Hugo and Aaron Buchsbaum
In a Perfect World Foundation
Erik Olson and Jessica Smith

$10,000 – $24,999
Erica Ahdoot
Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Pamela Bass-Bookey and Harry Bookey Charitable Foundation
Tripp and Amy Donnelly
Monique Frazier
Matt and Meredith Gelman
Gregory F. and Katherine C. Hatch
Lara Johnson and Miles Mason
Dr. Roy Jones
Mary Ellen Matheson
MCN Build
Nurmi Family Foundation
Ellen and Scott Palmer
Elizabeth and Bradley Quin 
Allison Remsen
Charles and Jina Simmons
Cyndy and Dan Walsh

$5,000 – $9,999
Meridel Bulle-Vu and Michael Vu
David Catania
Missy Edwards and Chris Perine
Rick Lane
Ali O’Donnell and Chas Eberle
Nicole Taylor

$1,000 – $4,999
Brian and Bridgette Behling
Allen Chew
Tyrec Grooms
Michelle and Peter High
Meredith Katz and David Korkoain
Susan Kelly & Kelly Strategies
KVS Title

Haven and Simmy Pell
Maureen Orth and Luke Russert
Dr. Billie Short
Stephanie and Steven Silverman
Karene and Ned Steiner

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.