School Partners



Despite being the site of our nation’s capital, the D.C. – area is saddled with a high poverty rate and a relatively tiny geographic area.

As the region – and its school system – gentrifies, ensuring educational equity for low-income students becomes ever more important.



Students in our program are recruited from our partner schools in the Washington D.C. – area. Partnering with our organization provides local high schools with:

  • College and career mentoring to low-income students
  • Additional support from our team of youth development experts
  • Opportunities for our organization and partners to build a college-going culture and community

Our team is made up of case managers, each of whom support multiple mentor-student pairs with college application assistance, college persistence intervention, skill development training, and more. To keep students on a proven path to success, we provide them with financial incentives ($150 per semester) if they meet key program requirements and milestones.

We partner with the following high schools in the Washington D.C. – area to help see their students to and through college:

  • Benjamin Banneker Academic High School
  • McKinley Technology High School
  • Capital City Public Charter School
  • Columbia Heights Education Campus
  • Cesar Chavez Parkside High School
  • Phelps Architecture, Construction, and Engineering High School
  • Bard High School Early College DC