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Celebrating the Riverseed School

At CityBridge, we have the privilege of supporting incredible entrepreneurs who have planted seeds that will grow into new classrooms, schools, nonprofits, or ventures.

This month we celebrate a seed that has grown into a beautiful new model. This fall DC Wildflower Public Charter School (DCWPCS) opened its first school in the District.

DCWPCS was founded by Maia Blankenship, a 2020 Design Resident. DCWPCS will serve up to 225 students through up to six community-embedded, teacher-led microschools in Wards 4, 5, 7, and 8 over the next four years. DCWPCS’s first school in DC—The Riverseed School—was founded by two teachers, Zani Dalili-Ortique and Ebony Marshman. Rachel Kimboko, Executive Director for Stakeholder Engagement at DC Wildflower Public Charter School, is also an alumna of CityBridge programming. The Riverseed School celebrated its grand opening in early October by bringing together nearly a hundred community stakeholders, parents, and educators for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Riverseed School Opening Celebration Photo Collage from Wildflower Schools on Vimeo.

Congratulations to Maia, Zani, Ebony, Rachel, and the entire Riverseed School community!

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