Maury Elementary School is a traditional public school located in the transitioning neighborhood of Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Although this creates conflict at times, under the leadership of Principal Carolyne Albert- Garvey, the school has created an interracial task force and other initiatives to foster empathy among the school community members. In addition to the interracial task force, Maury Elementary has a number of programs that cultivate empathy, teamwork, leadership, and initiative in students. Maury Elementary is a community of involved learners, fostering creativity, cultivating curiosity, and forming lasting connections to develop self-empowered citizens. Maury Elementary has a number of programs that cultivate empathy, teamwork, leadership, and initiative in students. Maury Elementary is a Responsive Classroom school and has a Girls on the Run chapter, as well as an equivalent running club that the boys took the initiative to create. There is also a “Think Tank” teacher who uses inquiry-based learning with all students at the school to launch initiatives to improve the school community.