DC IMPACT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. In 2016 it merged its programs with the DC Self Defense Karate Association, another 501(c)3 nonprofit in order to keep its costs down.  No one is profiting from these self-defense classes except the students!

  • DC IMPACT is run on an operating budget of $19,000 per year.  Carol Middleton, Founder, Director and Senior Instructor does not draw any salary.  Other instructors volunteer some or all of their time. All assistants and video camera operators are volunteers.

All donations are tax-deductible and VERY appreciated.  You may make a small monthly donation if that is easier for you than a lump sum donation.

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1716 Newton Street NW

Washington DC 20010