Congratulations to Brandon Rapp!

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Brandon Rapp has a lot going for him these days. He seems like any young man about to embark on the next chapter of his life. A recent graduate of Maya Angelou Public Charter School with a full scholarship to study Cyber Security and Defense at Barry University in Miami. But Brandon has worked harder than most to get to this moment, and no one knows that more than Ms. Francine Stellmacher, his foster mother turned permanent guardian, and she couldn’t be any more more proud of her son. Brandon’s biological mother is homeless, and Ms. Stellmacher an NCCF Cares Foster Parent took him in and kept him focused and on track, along with a”village” of friends and neighbors who took an interest in this bright and conscientious young man.

Just a few weeks ago Brandon reaped some of the benefits of that hard work as he headed out to prom in style escorted by his friends at the DC Police Department and driven in a Porche by one of his mentors, Officer Rhonda Hamilton. Brandon’s story was recently featured for a report on WUSA9. Before departing he expressed his gratitude for the love and care he has received from this “village” gathered to wish him well, “I didn’t expect all this to happen and I’m truly grateful . . . I love y’all with all my heart and I look forward to making sure everybody see me succeed and achieve my goals.”

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Name: Rachel Spassiani

About: Director of Communications. Contact: rspassiani@nccf-cares.org

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Founded in 1915 as an orphanage in the District of Columbia, NCCF is a private, nonprofit child and family welfare agency with a commitment to serving poor, disadvantaged, abused, neglected and/or abandoned children, youth, and their families.

Current program services include emergency shelters and transitional housing for homeless families, a high-intensity therapeutic group home, therapeutic and traditional foster care and adoption, independent living for youth transitioning to adulthood, teen parent services, and community-based prevention services that promote academic achievement, parental involvement, economic and vocational stability, and healthy families. Our programs have become social service models, redefining both NCCF’s reputation and the agency’s position in the human service continuum in the Washington Metropolitan Region.

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Founded in 1915 as an orphanage in the District of Columbia, NCCF is a private, nonprofit child and family welfare agency with a commitment to serving poor, disadvantaged, abused, neglected and/or abandoned children, youth, and their families.

Current program services include emergency shelters and transitional housing for homeless families, a high-intensity therapeutic group home, therapeutic and traditional foster care and adoption, independent living for youth transitioning to adulthood, teen parent services, and community-based prevention services that promote academic achievement, parental involvement, economic and vocational stability, and healthy families. Our programs have become social service models, redefining both NCCF’s reputation and the agency’s position in the human service continuum in the Washington Metropolitan Region.

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