Awards

During the 2017-18 season, DC SCORES has received the following recognition:
  • Executive Director Bethany Rubin Henderson was named an Executive Director of the Year by the Washington Business Journal.

  • DC SCORES was listed as a top-rated nonprofit by GreatNonprofits.

  • Longtime DC SCORES coach Mark “Popsie” Lewis received the 2017 Scottish Rite Community Service Award for his incredible commitment to DC youth.

2016-17:
  • DC SCORES was named the winner of the distinguished Center for Nonprofit Advancement Board Leadership Award.

  • DC SCORES was selected for inclusion in the 2017-18 Catalogue for Philanthropy as “one of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region.”

  • DC SCORES was named the winner of the prestigious Center for Nonprofit Advancement AIM for Excellence Award

  • DC SCORES coach Chrystal Puryear was named a Ward 7 Woman of Excellence for her contributions including leading the Thomas Elementary School team.

  • DC SCORES coach Gerson Quinteros of Capital City Public Charter School won a national award from the Positive Coaching Alliance.

  • DC SCORES poet-athlete Leron B. won the Outstanding Student Award at the 31st Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards.

2015-16:
2014-15:
  • Staff member Libby Watkins was named an Evaluate for Change Millennial Nonprofit Data Fellow.

  • Staff member Aaron Cannon won a Mayor’s Community Service Award, as presented to him by Serve DC and Mayor Vincent Gray.

  • Chris Richardson received the 2014 Scottish Rite Community Service Award for his commitment in volunteering for DC SCORES for several years and making an indelible impact in many communities.

  • Staff members Lyndsey Miller-Vierra, Daniel Meloy and Jacqui Kemp were selected to participate in the fall 2014 American Express Leadership Academy.

  • DC SCORES was a finalist for the Mayor’s Arts Awards in the “Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education” category.

  • The DC SCORES program model was highlighted in the DC Fiscal Policy Institute’s paper on expanded learning programs that “help poor children succeed in the classroom.”

2013-14:
2012-13:
  • DC SCORES received a $100,000 in-kind media grant from the PVBLIC Foundation for winning a Retweet competition at the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference.

  • DC SCORES was selected for inclusion in the 2013-14 Catalogue for Philanthropy as “one of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region.”

  • Volunteer soccer referee and Washington International School student Francesco Amorosino received a Mayor’s Community Service Award for his volunteerism with DC SCORES.

  • Senior Director of Operations Lyndsey Miller-Vierra was sworn in as a member of the Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Nutrition.

2011-12:
  • Executive Director Amy Nakamoto was a featured panelist and speaker at the May 31, 2012, Aspen Institute Forum Title IX and Beyond: How to Get the Rest of Our Girls Into the Game.

  • Volunteer and Soccer Manager Sean Hinkle was accepted into the “Princeton AlumniCorps Emerging Leaders” professional development program.

  • Athletic Director Kenny Owens received a 2012 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) Community Leadership Award. He was selected by members of the President’s Council.

  • Executive Director Amy Nakamoto was one of 12 people appointed to the District of Columbia’s Healthy Schools and Youth Commission, which advises Mayor Vincent Gray on health, wellness, and nutritional issues affecting youth and schools.

  • Executive Director Amy Nakamoto was one of three recipients of the Meyer Foundation’s prestigious Exponent Awards, “which recognize outstanding nonprofit executive directors.”

  • Athletic Director Kenny Owens was named one of 13 recipients nationwide of the ‘Let’s Move and Physical Activity Champions of Change.’