Charity | Most of the news from the Capitol and the White House over the past year has been about government expansion measured in the billions or trillions.
by Jill Lacey
Posted 3/26/10, 05:17 am
First you hear them coming: the squeak of rubber on linoleum, the squawk of excited voices in the hallway. Then comes the chaos of 40 elementary-school kids-yellow polo shirts and khaki pants in various states of disarray at this late hour-swarming the cafeteria. It's 6:30 p.m. and STEPdc's evening tutoring is about to begin. Children munch pizza and salad but keep an anxious eye to the door. "There's Miss Melissa!" A little girl's face bursts into a smile. Tutors in sartorial styles ranging from laborer to lawyerly file in, some with their ID badges dangling.