You Can Help Duke Ellington School Get $50,000 Grant

Here is your chance to play Kris Kringle for Duke Ellington students and help them get a huge Christmas present of computers -- just be using your mobile phone or computer.

Students at Duke Ellington School of the Arts on 35th Street have recently been nominated for a $50,000 grant from the Clorox Company. Clorox's Grants for Schools Program is called "Power A Bright Future" and is now in its fourth year. If the students are awarded the grant, they will gain much needed access to a mobile laptop cart with 50 new Apple computers.

To get the grant, Duke Ellington School must win the contest, which is determined by those voting (at no cost) via text message and online.

"We are the only D.C. public school that's been nominated for this national grant contest," says Seth Brecher of D.C. Public Schools. "The good news is that we are currently ranked 30 out of nearly 1,700 schools in our category. There will be multiple grants distributed, and we're right in the hunt to win. It's very exciting, and it's a very important opportunity for Ellington's scholar-artists."

Here is how you, the reader, can help Ellington students win right now:

Those in Georgetown, Burleith and all of D.C. can support Ellington's grant efforts by voting:

Via text: Text text 2258pbf to 95248 every 24-hours until Dec. 19.

Online: Visitpowerabrightfuture.clorox.com every 24 hours until Dec. 19 (keyword search: "Duke Ellington School of the Arts").

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