After violence and strain bombarded the news in the summer of 2016, Two Rivers Public Charter School found possibility by turning to its unique culture. The school drew from its problem-solving curriculum to design a program engaging its parents and staff. The goal was both simple and profound. They wanted to take a first step in their immediate frame of reference (simple) to uncover the belief systems that form invisible divides between people (profound). At its core was the school’s Mission Statement which we’ve seen repeated at virtually every gathering we’ve attended at Two Rivers: “to nurture a diverse group of students to become lifelong, active participants in their own education, develop a sense of self and community, and become responsible and compassionate members of society.“ Over the past two years Two Rivers has refined the program, called “Share Your DC”. We have been proud to help fund this expeditionary learning series, which has strengthened the Two Rivers community and beyond. We’ve witnessed the great impact of the course, and the broad ripple effect in DC since it launched. Read more at Next Generation Learning.