My name is Gerardo “Jerry” Martinez. I am a Social Work major at Texas State University, and I am excited to share with you that I have been selected to serve as a Site Coordinator with Project Transformation Washington, DC (PTDC) this coming summer. I support Project Transformation D.C. (PTDC) because of the difference it makes in the lives of the children it serves. Many of the children in the summer day camps live below the poverty line and lack access to affordable enriching summer programs. At the day camps, children strengthen their reading skills through a one-on-one literacy program, nutritious meals each day, and enjoy many other activities such as arts enrichment and recreation that help their social, emotional and physical development. Together we can make a difference in the lives of these children.