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Pro Bono Committee

WWPR has been providing marketing and communications expertise to nonprofit organizations focused on supporting women and families in the metro DC region since 1993. The pro bono client for 2020-2021 is the Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School which provides educational programming integrated with career development and supportive services to adult students in the DC area. Besides WWPR communications and marketing assistance, our pro bono client receives the revenue from the annual PR Woman of the Year luncheon raffle.

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 can 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 two pro bono projects, and respond to project or personal requests within three days.

Current Pro Bono Client

WWPR is excited to provide support for Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School as the pro bono client for 2020-2021! Academy of Hope’s mission is to create a lasting impact by offering tailored educational services for adults who, due to low-literacy and insufficient basic skills, are not able to find or retain living-wage employment and are often trapped in a cycle of poverty. Academy of Hope operates with the belief that education is transformative and the first crucial step in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Interested in becoming involved or learning more about Academy of Hope?
For more information, please contact Maria McLean at

Learn more about Academy of Hope at

Interested in Applying to Become a WWPR Pro Bono Client?

The next two-year term for the pro bono client is January 2022-December 2023. Non-profit organizations serving women and/or families in the Washington, DC metropolitan area are invited to apply. WWPR Request for Applications will be posted online in the spring/summer of 2021.

Click here to download the application

Completed applications should be submitted electronically to by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, July 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.

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
  • A dedicated communications staff person and a strong commitment to communications.