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Notable Past Students

Notable Past Students

Meet our former Student Angel Anderson

Angel started Angel's Organics in July 2019, realizing her love for hair and skin care products. Angel's Organics began in the owner's childhood home, crafting small batches of the Hair Creme Original. As 2019 progressed, the owner moved her products and ideas to her first apartment in Greensboro. Angel is a current college student aspiring to become a physician and wanted to create products that help others receive the help their skin and hair needs.

"Hey Ms. Sharon!  This is Angel Anderson, How are you doing?  Just wanted to tell you that I started my own natural product business and thank you for introducing me to making natural products." 

Be sure to visit her website at

Summer Intensive Program 2020


Directed by - Inethia  Allen

Written by - Darius (Sceptic Autopsy) Waldon

Sound director - Shytise Dobson

Title - Kemi Ogunjobi

Production assistance - All SYEP employees 

Cast - Ronnell Thomas, Inethia Allen, Mr. C



Oct. 19, 2020 at 4pm

Calling enthusiast between the age of 13 to 24 to Join us for a free, four week workshop, teaching the basics of the four stages of productions and explore, generate and develop ideas that express feelings, to create a three to five minute media production Space is limited so make sure you register!


June 29, 2020 @ 10am


Come meet your neighbor and WALK FOR A NEW & BETTER YOU!!  Every Tuesday 10am @ 1225 G Street SE Washington, DC 20003 (in front of the SENIOR BUILDING)

C.E.L.L.S - Summer Intensive Program

June 22, 2020 @ 10am

Be sure to sign up for Tina’s Baby Creative Expression Lore & Life Skills (CELLS) Summer Intense Program!  Our Visual Artistic Designs, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Education and Employment Readiness Training will provide you with a meaningful work experience to develop constructive work habits, positive attitudes, and the valuable skills to be productive employees and Entrepreneurs. 

Tina's Baby 5th Annual Prom Gown Giveaway - CANCELED

April 18, 2020 at 1pm 

We're at it again, so mark your calendars for April 18, 2020 @ 1 pm.  This year our event will be held at Project Create Studio located at 2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE Washington DC 20020  Also please be sure to register your email address, so that we will be able to send you updates about this event.  Thank you and I look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to register ->


Mar. 28, 2020 at 12pm

Saturday March 28, 2020 come on out and enjoy a day of empowerment, motivation and good ole fashion fun!  Doors open at 12 noon Show starts promptly at 1pm.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  Special Guest Keynote Speaker 

This is a charity event proceeds will be donated to Tina's Baby for it's 5th Annual Prom Gown Giveaway.  (Giveaways and limited door prizes)

Just Breathe

Mar. 8, 2020 at 1pm

We invite you to Join us for International Women's Day, this Sunday March 8, 2020 at 1 pm.  We will have a day of healing, spiritual freedom and sisterhood!  So let's resonate with one another through breathe meditation lead by certified Breathologist Sister Zakiyyah Haddad.  We will also have conversation circles, light refreshment, vendors, and much more @ Cease Fire. Don't Smoke The Brothers & Sisters headquarters located at 4708 14th St NW, Washington D.C. 20011   

Click Here to Register ->

Women For The World Award Ceremony & Fundraiser Event For Tina's Baby

Feb 29, 2020 at 8pm to 11pm

In observation of Black History Month we will be honoring some of the woman who have been of service in the community and hosting a fundraiser for out 5th Annual Prom Gown Giveaway. There will be free food, entertainment, vendors and demonstration promoting wellness for woman.  This is a Free Event... Donations are Welcomed! 

Project Create Spring 2020 Class Schedule

Feb 24, 2020 

Class are available Mon - Saturday  Register online for FREE at: 2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE Washington, DC, 20020(202) 889-0655

Toy Giveaway

Dec. 14, 2019 

Don't miss out!!! This Saturday December 14th at Bethel Christian Fellowship there will be toy giveaways, free raffles, light refreshments, games and more!  Starting at 12 noon located at 2220 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington DC 20020.  Hope to see you there! 


Sponsored by W.O.E, Tonya's Touch & Tina's Baby

End of Summer Block Party

Aug. 02, 2019 @ 12pm

Help us celebrate our SYEP participates as we showcase them and their creations during our End of Summer Block Party!  We are so excited to offer such an event to our community and for weeks, our youth have been building relationships and planning this event so that they can bring the community together and showcase their work. 


There will be free food, moon bounce, games, prizes and and other fun things to do.  Also, "Harambee" with Baba Ras D will be closing the show with his message of empathy and community inclusiveness, expressed through voice, dance, playing drums/ percussion instruments, and sing-along to songs!  So come on out and join us for this peaceful event!


On Friday August 2, 2019 12pm - 4pm between 20th & Bruce Place SE.

Tina's Baby 4th Annual Prom Gown Giveaway

April 13, 2019


Be sure to mark your calendars and join us for our 4th Annual Prom Gown Giveaway! Location 1922 Frederick Douglass Ct SE Washington, DC 20020 @ Douglass Community Center.

Why pay for a Prom dress when, you can get one for free!  Join us for our 4th Annual Prom Gown Giveaway. Saturday,  April 13, 2019 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  We will have door prizes, make up demonstrations and light refreshments available.:am

What you need to know 

  • No purchase is necessary to receive a prom dresses. Dresses are FREE!!!!

  • All participants must be registered on Eventbrite and be able to present ticket(s) during check in.  

  • Each student must show a Student ID / DC ONE ID CARD to participate.

  • Each participant is allowed one guest (i.e. your mom, best friend, sister, etc.) Per ticket.

  • Dresses are on a first come, first serve basis. Sizes and selections are limited so, early arrival is strongly encouraged. 

  • Students must be present during the event to receive a dress.  You can not send others to shop for you.  

  • Each participant will have a volunteer personal shopper to assist with selecting a dress and any accessories (if available).  

We advise that you DO NOT leave any personal belongs such as bags, purses, book-bags, etc. unattended, there will not be any secure place to hold your belongings and we WILL NOT be responsible for any lost or stolen items on the premises during the event.   

​Celebrate the Holidays with the Friends of Douglass CC

Dec. 19, 2018 @ 11am

Friends of Douglass CC along with Tina's Baby and toys for tots, will be hosting it's Annual Holiday Celebration at Douglass Recreational Center,  1922 Frederick Douglass Ct SE  Washington, DC 20020 at 11 am.  Happy Holidays!

To register for our Annual Toy Giveaway, click here

Foresighttt Family Fun Day

Sep. 08, 2018 @ 12pm

FREE, FREEE, FREE!!! Get familiar with people in your community by participating in friendly game of Uno, Chess, etc.  Also don't miss platinum and gold award-winning R&B group, Cameo, featuring Afi Soul & The Experience Band, and Michelle Blackwell @ FORT DUPONT PARK 3985 Massachusetts Ave SE Washington, DC 20019

Free Food and Beverage while it last!

Tina's Baby, End of The Summer Extravaganza

July. 26, 2018 @ 4pm


Come out and enjoy a series of fun-filled activities between the hours of 4pm - 6pm at Douglass Community Recreation Center located at 1922 Frederick Douglass Ct SE Washington, DC 20020.  We will be introducing, up and coming artist from our SYEP participants and a display of there work available for purchase, free food and entertainment.  Martha's Table Joyful Food Markets will be present with plenty of fresh produce and hands-on cooking activities, so be sure to bring a bag!  Also, along will us will be DC Public Library providing literacy information and community resources.  So be sure to stop by!

Tina's Baby 3rd Annual Prom Gown Giveaway

April. 07, 2018 @ 1pm

Be sure to mark your calendars and join us for our 3rd Annual Prom Gown Giveaway!  This event will take place at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church located at 711 N Street NW Washington, DC 20001.  1:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Why pay full price when you can get it for free with us!

​TIna's Baby Homeless Drive

Feb. 03, 2018 @ 10am

Our mission at Tina's Baby is to help those that are in need and alongside Taffy,  her team and all of you that have supported and donated to the cause, we are able to provide over 400 individuals care packages!    So thank you and GOD Bless you all!  We will be assembling at the Oakcrest Community Center at 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 at 10:00 am on Saturday, Feb 3, 2018.  Come on out and help us, help others.

Tina's Baby Helping Hands Homeless Drive (POSTPONED)

Dec. 16, 2017 @ 10am

December 16, 2017Our mission is to help those that are homeless by providing care packages during the winter season.  We need your help to be able to successfully service at least 200 people.  So come on out and help us, help others.  December 16, 2017 at Giant Food store, located at 1535 Alabama Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032.  

Items needed for care packages:

Sanitary napkins
Baby wipes
Socks, gloves hats and scarfs

Non-Perishable Food Items

Thank you for your support!

Back to School Giveaway

Aug. 12 2017 @ 12pm

Friends of Douglass CC, Tina's Baby and The Mission Continues Presents a Back to School Cookout!  Free School Supplies, Lunch, Kickball Competition, Performance by local artist Shelly the MC, Dance off and MORE!  Douglass Community Center located at 1922 Frederick Douglass Ct SE, Washington, DC 20020. 


Aug. 06, 2017 @ 10am

Come and discover Innovative science technology engineering and math ideas.  Tina's Baby will provide a 1 hr training on How to Create natural skincare.  Speakers from NAACP, Sing language, Parent testimonies, food and More...

Sunday, August 6, 2017, time 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Hilton Garden Inn located on Small Wood Dr in Waldorf, Md. 

C.E.L.L.S - Summer Intensive Program

June. 26, 2017 @ 10am

We offer job readiness training to 16 - 24 year old that are enrolled in SYEP from June 26 to August 5, 2017, Mon thru Fri 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.   Participates will receive training in resume building, interviewing skills, how to get along with co-workers/boss, being reliable and appropriate attire.  We also offer training to help strengthen families by improving their organizational skills, decision making, Customer Service Training, Safety/First Aid Training, Small Business Owner’s Educational Programs and Workshops, Food Preparation and gardening Training.

Douglass Community Center @ 1922 Frederick Douglass Ct SE, Washington, DC 20020


Sep. 18, 2016 @ 11am

Creative Culture in The Community

Social Art and Culture presents the Black L.U.V. Festival, which has been held for 13 years, in Washington, DC. The Black L.U.V. (love, unity & vision) Festival was established, in 1997, by artists in the historic U-street community devoted to social change and uplift of the DC creative community. This FREE one-day cultural outdoor event, uses the cultural arts as a vehicle to inform and enlighten communities of the Nation’s Capital on education, social injustice, healthcare (testing attendees for HIV/AIDS) and issues in underserved communities and neighborhoods, domestically and internationally.  This year the festival will host a Tribute To Black Lives Matter, as we prepare for the 20th anniversary in 2017. So join us in this special celebration on 9.18.16.  Sunday, September 18, 2016 11am - 7pm St. Elizabeth's East [Gateway DC]  2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE


Sep. 24, 2016 @ 10am

DC Department of Behavioral Health and DC Recovery Advisory Council presents its first Annual Purple Wave Festival.  Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm @ Howard University Yard 2225 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 20059.  Come on out and celebrate national recovery month promoting healthy lifestyles and the positive impact of mental health and substance use recovery. 

​Friends of Douglass CC Community Day

June. 18, 2016 @ 9am

Douglass Community Center

1898 Stanton Terrace SE Washington, DC 20020 9:00 am - 3:00pm

We will enhance the baseball field and provide residents with a great place to enjoy the outdoors by:

Constructing picnic tables

Erecting a backstop for the softball field

Building and installing outdoor fitness equipment

Planting the community Garden

Fun and Games for the children

Food and refreshments will be served

For more info contact Isha Lee


April 10, 2016 @ 5pm

Starring Playwright Sharon Wise, Jay Sims, Sharon Coffey and Sharee Body happening on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the Anacostia Play House, 2020 Shannon Place SE from 5:00p-6:30pm.  Tickets for sale now!


April 01, 2016 @ 5pm

Mark your Calendars! The 1st Annual Prom Gown Giveaway will be taking place on April 1, 2016 at We Act Radio Station in Washington DC.  All middle high school ladies are invited to attend and select a free prom gown! 


Nov 01, 2015 @ 3pm

Brotha's Huddle will be out in the community, Ward 8 sector every Thursday serving light refreshments starting in June 2015.  Come join us as we fulfill our divine obligation to be the providers and protectors of our families and community.  We will also have entertainment from 3pm until 9pm.

Breathe, Burn & Build Fitness

Oct 08, 2015 @ 6:45pm

Sample Couture & Fit Intense Class, Thursday October 8th 6:45pm - 7:45pm.  5620 St. Barnabas Rd, Temple Hills, MD 20748 (come to the back of the building) Spaces are limited so please call 202.500.1409 to reserve your spot