So What Else Inc. is providing 35 diverse after-school programs weekly during the school year, 15 weeks of quality day camp over the summer and serving more than 1,500 kids a year. All of our programming is free of cost for youth, families, host schools and centers.
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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

5th Annual So What Else Gala: October 23, 2015


Tickets for our 5th annual gala are officially on sale! Join +300 supporters for an evening of food, music, dancing, raffles, auctions, and fun on Friday, October 23 at VisArts in Rockville! With the help and support of … [Read More...]

Tune into our interview on CBS Radio!


Our founders Bob Schless and Dave Silbert were interviewed for a nationally syndicated talk show "People of Distinction", which will air this Saturday, August 22nd, at 5PM and will run continuously until 8PM. We are … [Read More...]

Summer Olympics Event Changed


So What Else's summer Olympics event has been changed to THIS Thursday, August 6th due to the forecast for Friday! We will be gathering over 400 youth from Community Services Foundation in Prince George's County, … [Read More...]

Big thanks to our partners this summer

We'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Nourish Now, Vie de France, and Leveling the Playing Field. Their partnerships have always been invaluable and appreciated, but we know our summer programs would not be what they … [Read More...]

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  • M Street Neighborhood Park Revitalization
    Date: September 5, 2015
    Time: 9:00 am --- 2:00 pm
    Location: 1st and M Street NE, Washington DC

    As a "Part 2" continuation from a June 20th event in the same location, this event will focus more on the playground area for the neighborhood kids. Volunteers will be rebuilding and painting benches, fixing playground equipment, planting plants, and…

  • Potato Gleaning at Butler’s Orchard with Nourish Now
    Date: September 29, 2015
    Time: 10:00 am --- 2:00 pm
    Location: Butler’s Orchard | 22200 Davis Mill Road, Germantown MD 20876

    On Tuesday we are traveling to Butler’s Orchard to collect their surplus potatoes with Nourish Now! This is one of many gleanings we will be doing as Feed the Mind, the collaborative program between So What Else and our friends…

  • So What Else Bike Collection for Bikes For the World
    Date: October 24, 2015
    Time: 12:00 pm --- 4:00 pm
    Location: REI - 1701 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852 (Halpine Rd Entrance)

    Its that time of year again! DONATE your bike to a great cause! We are collecting bikes, spare parts and bike tools for Bikes for the World. Bikes for the World is an amazing organization with a mission to deliver…