“It’s said that it takes a village to make a positive impact. We partner with parents, schools, community members and organizations such as NVFS and, together, we aspire to make a difference.”
"It is rare to find one person (let alone two) with such passion, devotion and commitment to helping children from disadvantaged communities succeed."
-Dr. Jennifer Tender of Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
"We are overjoyed and beyond grateful for what Teresa and Joel have done for our Reach out and Read program."
- Jessica Nash, MD, FAAP Children's Health Center, Anacostia, MD
"Teresa and Joel Kaplan are an amazing couple who dedicate their time to a very important cause."
- Dominique Bandari, ROR Coordinator, Georgetown Pediatrics
We thank Metropolitan Washington Mensa for supporting C.L.A.P.’s children literacy causes. (Mensa is a nonprofit organization that encourages learning and community service.) Members of MWM have donated numerous books for our Boys & Girls Clubs’ and Head Start Schools’ literacy programs. They have also participated in children’s reading/book events; MWM’s support has been invaluable.