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Eboni-Rose Thompson grew up in Ward 7 and attended both DC Public and public charter schools. She earned her degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating, Eboni-Rose returned home to work for DC Public Schools (DCPS). As a DCPS employee, she was able to serve her neighborhood elementary school, Plummer Elementary, the school she attended from PreK through 5th grade.Serving as the Chair of the Ward 7 Education Council since 2012, Eboni-Rose has worked with families, educators, students, and community members to advocate for Ward 7 to receive our fair share of public education funding and resources. During her eight-year tenure, she helped:
- Advocate for millions of dollars for “at-risk” funding resources.
- Advocate for millions of dollars for modernization funding for Kimball, Ron Brown, CW Harris, and Houston.
- Advocate for and win increases to the overall public education budget every year for the last 5 years
- Advocate for politics that created at-risk funding and charter school transparency
- Fight school closures in 2012 and kept Smothers open.
- Represent Ward 7 on Mayor Bowser’s committee to reopen schools during COVID-19
- Work with the Office of the Student Advocate (OSA) to provide parent empowerment program training to PTAs.
- Partner with organizations to sponsor Back to School and Book Giveaways every year since 2014
- Partner with ANCs, Civic Associations, and community leaders to spearheaded a community vision for the Fletcher-Johnson campus and create an economic development opportunity for Ward 7
Eboni-Rose was also elected to serve 3 terms as an ANC 7F commissioner. During that time, she worked with her ANC colleagues to:
- Secure $6.7 million to modernize Benning Stoddert Recreation Center
- Support the openings of the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation and Nationals Baseball Academy
- Negotiate $100k in community benefits funding to support the residents of ANC 7F
She continues to find ways to give back to her community. For instance, she has:
- Co-founded the Ward 7 COVID Response Team, which has delivered 150,000 meals to Ward 7 families since March
- Volunteered as a literacy tutor with Higher Achievement for 3 years
- Worked with the “Ward 7 Neighbors & Friends” to raise more than $20,000 for Ward 7 families in need during the holidays