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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

Herson Bash for Charity!


Please join us for Mike Herson's Birthday Party that benefits So What Else! A portion of the bar/table sales will be donated straight to us to help fund our free programming for under-served communities. Please RSVP via … [Read More...]

Program of the Month: Green Club / Environmental Sustainability

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Location: Roberto Clemente Middle School When: Every Wednesdsay, 3:15 to 5:15Taught by The Harvest Collective - Jayne Matt and Davey RognerThrough outdoor education, research and experienced environmental educators this … [Read More...]

Donations Needed!


We're seeking a donated or deeply discounted truck or van to aid us in our operations. As our valued supporters know, our work providing extracurricular activities and leading community service projects takes us to many … [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 briefly describing your interest, experience, and availability, and please include your phone number.

  • Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution with Nourish Now
    Date: November 23, 2014
    Time: 11:30 am --- 4:30 pm
    Location: White Oak Community Recreation Center (1700 April Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910)

    Volunteers for this holiday charity event will be sorting and packaging donated nonperishable foods into Thanksgiving dinner kits. During the shift, families who have signed up for this program will come by the center to pick up their dinner packages,…

  • Sara’s Hope Shelter Birthday Party Program
    Date: December 1, 2014
    Time: 6:30 pm --- 8:45 pm
    Location: Sarah’s Hope Shelter 1114 Mount Street, Baltimore, MD, 21217

    Monthly birthday parties for the children of Sara’s Hope. Volunteers assist with arts and crafts and celebrating with the kids

  • So What Else Community Day
    Date: December 6, 2014
    Time: 9:00 am --- 12:00 pm
    Location: Silbert residence (11405 Guerlac Ct, North Potomac, MD 20878)

    On this occasion, we compile all donated items that we have collected recently, and assemble a team of volunteers to sort, pack, and deliver items to various local shelters. All volunteers and staff will meet at Dave’s house for breakfast,…