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Patagonia Community Raises $10 Million for the Planet in 17 Days, Company will Match

Local communities across the US and Europe contribute to grassroots groups on the front lines of the environmental crisis VENTURA, Calif. — Patagonia announced today that its community raised $10 million in donations to 1,043 grassroots environmental organizations in 17 days. On Black Friday, Patagonia committed to match individual donations made between November 29 and December […]

City Kids Wilderness Project Annual Report 2018

For the past 23 years, City Kids has provided extraordinary opportunities for youth, and in 2018, we made critical investments in the organization in order to sustain this work and our impact for many more years to come. We are proud to share our strong progress in the past year towards achieving our strategic priorities: […]

VIDEO | City Kids Offers DC Students an Environmental Education

January 4, 2019 Leon Harris, Michelle Montgomery, and Scott Eisenhuth | NBC Washington Channel 4 “A D.C. nonprofit that believes children do some of their best learning outside surrounded by nature says kids growing up in the city shouldn’t miss out on environmental education. Since 1996, City Kids has been showing D.C. kids there’s an […]

A Journey to Alaska Inspires Gratitude and Feelings of Self-Accomplishment

“…It brought about this inner feeling of peace and self-accomplishment that I had never experienced.” It can be hard to measure the transformative impacts the outdoors has on a person. Yet, many of us have, at some point, experienced profound, life-changing moments that took place outdoors, in nature. Whether it was backpacking for the first time through Shenandoah National […]

City Kids Wilderness Project Annual Report 2017

View Annual Report > Dear Friends, Every year, City Kids provides programming and support for over 130 DC youth and young adults. In recent years, several alumni have joined our staff and are now leading City Kids program activities. This has a tremendous impact on our work and is a testament to the impact of […]

City Kids Receives Award of Excellence

“In the sixth episode of CampWire, meet the five winners of the Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence. These award winners will be honored at ACA’s National Conference next month in Orlando. Listen to full episode here. City Kids is honored to have received the Award for Program Excellence from the American Camp Association.

Get Out: Nurturing A Bond Between Black People and Nature

“Is nature a white thing? It can certainly seem so. A 2011 National Park Service survey found that just 7 percent of all park system visitors were black. But there is a growing effort to nurture the relationship between African-Americans and the outdoors. Online clubs and social media groups geared at getting African-Americans into the wilderness are […]

Program Connects At-Risk Kids with Nature

Thomas Jones, 17, is an inner-city kid who, statistically, had a greater chance of dropping out of high school or getting shipped off to prison than he had of summiting a 13,000-foot peak in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Yet despite the odds, Jones found himself climbing the Grand Teton peak this summer as […]