Fellow Profile

Fellow

Katie Lu Clougherty

Katie Lu Clougherty

Focus Areas: Adolescent Health

DC SCORES

Washington, D.C.

Fellow

Katie Lu Clougherty

Katie Lu began working at DC SCORES in August 2017 after graduating with a degree in public health. During her time at DC SCORES, Katie Lu’s role has rapidly expanded, and she has been promoted to Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. In this role, she oversees multiple programmatic functions, including performance management, human resources, grant reporting, and monitoring and evaluation.

DC SCORES is a youth development nonprofit that runs the largest free after-school program in Washington, D.C. DC public school teacher Julie Kennedy founded DC SCORES in 1994 to meet the needs of a group of 15 girls with little to do after school. The program’s unique model stemmed from Kennedy’s realization that bonds between teammates built on the soccer field forged a supportive community for poetry workshops—which, in turn, build literacy skills and a create forum for self-expression. This development of leadership skills through healthy competition prepared students to act as agents of change in their communities through service-learning projects. DC SCORES now provides year-round expanded learning programs for more than 3,000 K-8th graders each year at 71 schools and recreation centers in D.C. neighborhoods characterized by entrenched poverty.