WHAT: Financial support for the Bishop Walker School in Anacostia.

St Mark’s makes annual contributions to Bishop Walker from its Service and Social Justice budget.  The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys was organized from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington’s response to the serious educational challenges facing African American boys in the low-income communities east of the Anacostia River. The school, named in honor of the first African American bishop of the diocese, is a tuition-free independent school rooted in the traditions of Episcopal education, current research on boys’ social and intellectual development, a progressive educational approach, and the educational philosophy of Bishop Walker.