2014 So What Else 4th Annual Gala
Sponsored by Rave Reviews and Mamma Lucia

Please join us for an evening of fun, great food, open bar and dancing. Help us to continue providing services and resources for those in need.

There are limited sponsorship opportunities, individual tickets and silent and live auction items for you to donate. Please consider this unique event that you will not want to miss. Click Here To Access The Sponsorship Form...

Click Here To Access The Brochure... For more information, please call or e-mail Bob Schless at 301.980.6181 or rschless@sowhatelse.org. You can purchase tickets or choose a sponsorship under the donate now button.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7:00pm
VisArts, 155 Gibbs Street, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20850


So What Else is a grassroots service organization focusing on the empowerment and development of youth, through out of school time enrichment and community service.

Latest News

Fall 2014 Program Kickoff


September 29th marks the kickoff week for our fall after school programs. So What Else and our team of Youth Development Practitioners will be teaching a total of 24 youth programs at 14 different sites. We have a wide … [Read More...]

2014 Summer to Remember


2014 Summer Camps wrapped up this past Friday, August 22nd. This summer So What Else doubled the amount of our day and week long camps, provided free of cost, to low income and under served communities in Maryland and … [Read More...]

Eco-Friendly Bottle Brick Bench Build


Volunteers are needed to help The Harvest Collective in building a beautiful eco-friendly park bench made from recycled material at Black Hills Regional Park (20930 Lake Ridge Dr, Boyds, MD 20841). There will be multiple … [Read More...]

New PG Community Services Foundation Site

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We are pleased to announce opening of a new Howard County site, where So What Else will be working to extend our free extracurricular enrichment services! The PG Community Services Foundation has just opened a new site … [Read More...]

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Tutors Wanted

Date: recurring; Monday through Thursday; Now Through December 18.
Time: 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Location: Cabin John Middle School (10701 Gainsborough Rd, Potomac, MD 20854)

Tutors are needed to help first through eighth grade students build their reading skills. Local organization Scotland Storm holds study sessions Monday through Thursday evenings from 5 pm to 6 pm in Potomac. Ideal candidates are patient, positive, enjoy working with children and are committed to helping these children succeed. Openings available immediately! Applicants should be consistently available at least one night per week. Tutoring experience a plus but no certifications necessary. Minimum age of 18. Applicants will be subject to a background check. Please send an email to williams.aj.91@gmail.com briefly describing your interest, experience, and availability, and please include your phone number.

  • Hains Point Clean-Up with the National Park Service
    Date: November 1, 2014
    Time: 9:00 am --- 3:00 pm
    Location: Hains Point, East Potomac Park, Washington, DC (meeting point TBA)

    Date: Saturday, November 1st, 2014Time: 9:00AM to 3:00AMLocation: Details: Please join us for another seasonal trash pick-up at Hains Point! Beautify a treasured local park and eliminate the waste that threatens the health of the Potomac River. The National Park…

  • Pumpkin Gleaning
    Date: November 4, 2014
    Time: 10:00 am --- 2:00 am
    Location: Butler’s Orchard (22200 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876)

    Volunteers needed to help So What Else glean leftover pumpkins and gourds from Butler’s Orchard. Gleaning takes place at the end of the growing season to salvage produce that would otherwise go to waste. Please meet us in the parking…

  • Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution with Nourish Now
    Date: November 23, 2014
    Time: 9:00 am --- 7:00 pm
    Location: White Oak Community Recreation Center (1700 April Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910)

    Two Shifts: 9:00AM to 12:00PM and 4:00PM to 7:00PM Nourish Now will be collecting canned food throughout the fall in preparation for this big annual event. In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, they will be holding volunteer events each…