Residents Find Common Interest in Children: Nonprofit Group Helps Black, Hispanic Parents Reach Out Each Other, Educators in NW

Chiquita White and Ana Urrutia are two women who, if not for their children—students at Brightwood Elementary School in Northwest Washington—would likely never have met. And even if they had, the chance that they would have developed a friendship was slim. But here they were, one gray, overcast morning last week, walking side by side, leading a group on a tour of the Brightwood neighborhood, which straddles the upper reaches of 14th Street and Georgia Avenue NW. (Download PDF)