At the heart of our mission is a commitment to providing opportunities for continuing and higher education through our scholarship awards.

Financial Empowerment

In partnership with Operation HOPE, a financial wellbeing coach provides the necessary financial literacy tools for ongoing individual growth.

Events & Programming

We provide grants to business owners, service providers and property managers looking to host enriching events at our affordable housing properties.

What We Do

BLOOM cultivates equitable opportunities for upward mobility through educational advancement, financial empowerment and community engagement. These programmatic pillars create resilient individuals and thriving communities.

Who We Serve

BLOOM serves over 12,000 residents living in affordable housing communities across the country. Programs are limited to residents of qualifying properties which can be found here.

How We Got Started


Find out the story behind how we got started, our mission and get to know the faces behind the scenes making it happen.

Our Work In Action

Our programs are designed to support beneficiaries in their path to educational, financial and professional fulfillment.

View Our Impact Goals

Important Stats

Meet Our Team

Learn how and why we got started, and get to know the people behind the scenes.

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Carlee Chiate

Executive Director
BLOOM Here, Inc.
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Sydne Garchik

Founder & President
MRK Partners, Inc.
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Dwayne George

EVP, Head of Production
Merchants Capital
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Katrina Matthews

Program Analyst, D.C. Department of Employment Services
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Marc Russell

Co-Founder, AdvicePeriod
Support individuals as they BLOOM!