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Current Project Description

The AEC Cares 2024 community project supports is partnering with Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) in Washington, D.C., to renovate the Residential Empowerment Adolescent Community Home (REACH). This home is located in D.C.’s Capitol Hill neighborhood in the historic Barracks Row community. On Wednesday, June 5, more than 100 attendees will gather to refresh the REACH residence for SBY. 

The site of this year’s project, REACH, is a community-based home for youth ages 12 to 17 awaiting trial and who would benefit from additional community and social supports. Renovation efforts will focus on enhancing a homelike environment for the young residents of REACH while also creating spaces to support the home’s mission to provide individual, group, and family counseling, educational remediation, life skills coaching, and self-esteem building.

Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) is one of the largest and most experienced providers of services to youth in Washington, D.C. SBY helps young people find safe homes, achieve and maintain good physical and mental health, create and strengthen supportive and stable families, and explore opportunities in education and careers. 

SBY maintains 15 safe homes across the Metro Washington, D.C., area. In 2012, AEC Cares partnered with SBY to renovate their Bruce House 
and Regeneration House properties. This year, we are excited to join forces again to renovate another of their key program-specific facilities.


Help make REACH an inviting and safe space for Washington, D.C., youth to build a better life for themselves through learning and healing.

Sponsorship Kit

Connect your passion to purpose and join the AEC Cares 2024 Community Project.

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More details will be available in April. Email to be notified when volunteer slots open.