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Pro Bono Committee

WWPR’s Pro Bono Committee was established in 1993 to offer marketing and communications expertise to non-profit organizations focused on supporting women and/or children in the DC region. The Pro Bono Committee’s 2018-2019 client is the Sitar Arts Center, which provides multidisciplinary arts education to economically vulnerable children and youth in DC. Previous pro-bono clients have included:

2018-2019 – Sitar Arts Center

2015-2017 – Bright Beginnings Inc.

2013-2014 – Financial Literacy for Women and Children (FLOW)

2011-2012 – Thrive DC 2009-2010 

2009-2010 – Children’s Law Center

2006-2008 – Doorways for Women and Families

2003-2005 – Safe Shores

What We Do

As a forward-thinking committee working hands-on with the client, we welcome fresh ideas, new initiatives, and proactivity. Within the committee, members are able to explore and participate in various team-based positions to support, including: media relations, social media strategy, website content development, writing/editing, new client search, and much more.

Interested in Joining?

We’re always looking for volunteers to join the Pro Bono Committee! Volunteers must be active WWPR members, attend five committee meetings per year, assist with one pro bono project, and respond to project or personal requests within three days.

Current Pro Bono Client

WWPR is excited to provide support for Sitar Arts Center as the pro bono client for 2018-2019!

Sitar’s mission is to provide multidisciplinary arts education to the children and youth economically vulnerable in Washington, DC. Sitar’s goal is to foster personal and artistic growth through the visual arts, music, drama, dance, digital arts and creative writing. Their afterschool, weekend and summer classes offer children and youth from low-income households an opportunity to further develop, enhance and apply the skills learned in their day-to-day school education.

Interested in becoming involved or learning more about Sitar? 
For more information, please contact Angela Robinson, angela@sitarartscenter.com.

Learn more about Sitar Arts Center: 
5 Things to Know About Our Pro Bono Client
Sitar Arts Center Takes the Stage for Mayor Bowser’s Launch of Learn 24

Interested in Applying to Become a WWPR Pro Bono Client?

The WWPR Pro Bono Committee is launching a Request for Applications for a new pro bono client for a two-year term commencing in January 2020. Non-profit organizations serving women and/or families in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area are invited to apply by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 30.

The Committee is exclusively focused on helping its client achieve and amplify the impact of its key communications objectives, which may include strategic planning, branding, messaging, media training, media outreach, and monitoring, event planning, digital communications and/or website support, social media engagement, or other communications-related services.

Click here to download the application

Completed applications should be submitted electronically to probono@wwpr.org by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, August 30.

Organizations interested in applying must demonstrate the following:

  • A mission dedicated to serving women and/or families in the metro DC area
  • 501(c )3 status
  • At least 24 months in operation prior to submitting the nomination
  • A dedicated point person to serve as the liaison with the Pro Bono Committee