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Community Action Team

The ļž–”÷Ī≤•appEngagement and Partnerships Office’s Community Action Team (CAT) is comprised of four individuals who serve communities based on ļž–”÷Ī≤•appClusters.

Each CAT member is responsible for building and sustaining strategic relationships with key community stakeholders, including those who have been historically underrepresented in our decision-making process. 

The CAT is also responsible for assisting ļž–”÷Ī≤•appstakeholders in accessing information and resources offered by ļž–”÷Ī≤•appand communicating external needs and trends back to DCPS. 

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Call (202) 719-6613 or email [email protected].

See the chart below to connect with the CAT member who works with your school community.

Dwaine Carr
(202) 579-5382

Beers
Boone
Browne
Bunker Hill
Excel Academy
Garfield
HD Cooke
Hendley
Ketcham
Kimball
King
Leckie
Malcolm X
Moten
Noyes
Patterson
Plummer
Randle Highlands
Savoy
Simon
Stanton
SWW @ FS
Turner
Walker-Jones 

Ja-Naia Adams
(202) 308-4063


Barnard
Brent
Burroughs
Burrville
Cap Hill Montessori
CW Harris
Drew
Eaton
Hearst
JO Wilson
Key
Lafayette
Langley
Ludlow-Taylor
Miner
Murch
Nalle
Payne
Peabody/Watkins
Ross
School-Within-School
Smothers
Thomas
Thomson
Wheatley
Whitlock
Whittier

Quintin Floyd
(202) 805-2908

Brookland
Cardozo
Coolidge
Deal
Dunbar
Eastern
Eliot-Hine
Hardy
Ida B. Wells
Jackson-Reed
Jefferson
Kelly Miller
MacArthur
MacFarland
Roosevelt
Stuart-Hobson

Sharona Robinson
(202) 423-5091

Anacostia
Ballou  
Ballou STAY
Banneker
Bard
Duke Ellington
Hart
Johnson
Kramer
Luke C. Moore
McKinley HS
McKinley MS
River Terrace
Ron Brown
Roosevelt STAY
Sousa
SWW HS
Woodson

 

 

 

 

 

Damian Popkin
(202) 615-9153

Amidon-Bowen
Bancroft
Brightwood
Bruce-Monroe
Cleveland
Dorothy Height
Garrison
HD Cooke
Houston
John Lewis
Langdon
LaSalle-Backus
Marie Reed
Maury
Military Road/Stevens
Oyster-Adams
Powell
Raymond
Seaton
Shepherd
Takoma
Truesdell
Tubman
Tyler
Van Ness

 

CAT Members

Damian Popkin, CAT Specialist

Photo of Damian Popkin

Damian is originally from El Salvador and grew up primarily in the DMV in Silver Spring. He has a passion for putting his skills to work in service of his communities. He worked as a Spanish-English Medical and Community Interpreter throughout the DMV, a Community Sports Organizer and Director in Montgomery County, and most recently as an educator in Ward 1. Damian believes in the power of buying in to create positive change, both individual and systemic. Damian believes all students deserve and need ļž–”÷Ī≤•app quality opportunities and ļž–”÷Ī≤•app quality support to take advantage of those opportunities. He looks forward to working with and supporting schools and communities on a larger scale. In his free time, he loves playing sports, fishing, and chasing down amazing meals with friends and family. .

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 615-9153

 

Dwaine Carr, CAT Specialist

Bijan VerlinOriginally from New Jersey, Dwaine Carr has been living in the DMV for the past 6 years. In his 10+ years in education, Dwaine has held a variety of roles, including Social Worker, Dean, Director of Social Emotional Learning, and most recently, Connected Schools Manager for ļž–”÷Ī≤•appbefore transitioning to the Community Action Team. As a Connected Schools Manager, he closely engaged with a variety of stakeholders while managing partnerships and resources. Dwaine holds a Bachelor's in Labor & Employment Relations with a minor in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Master's in Social Work from Kean University. He is passionate about the power of community and education, believing that all students and families should have access to the education and opportunities they desire, regardless of their circumstances. 

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 579-5382

 

Quintin Floyd, CAT Specialist

Photo of Quintin Floyd Quintin is a 6th generation native Washingtonian who grew up in Ward 8. He attended The Naylor Road School, then attended St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, MD. He is currently a Ward 5 resident and father to Zola Floyd, future class of 2036. Quintin has served as an afterschool coordinator and most recently as a community outreach assistant in the Mayor’s office. He believes that all children deserve a quality education, equitable access to opportunities, and that all voices are needed to create change. .

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 805-2908

 

Sharona Robinson, Manager Community Affairs and Engagement 

Photo of Sharona RobinsonSharona is a native Washingtonian who grew up in Wards 7 and 8. She attended Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Jefferson Junior High School, and Ballou High School. She is a Ward 7 resident and mother of four Ballou graduates, Class of 2015, 2019 2021, and 2022. Sharona currently serves as the PTSA President at Ballou High School and has served on a variety of education committees, including the Chancellor’s Parent Cabinet and the DC Advisory Committee on Student Assignment. She believes that all children deserve a quality education, no matter where they live. Although Sharona works with school communities across the city, her goal is to engage more families and community stakeholders, especially those who live East of the River.  .

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 423-5091