This #BackToSchoolMonth, we are excited to spotlight the incredible work of #DCPS Persists, an alumni retention program dedicated to helping Washington DC high school graduates navigate the journey to and through college.
“I am extremely grateful for the Clark Scholars Program. Not only did it make my college tuition affordable, but it also brought me four years of amazing opportunities and great friendships.”
“Very excited to be a fellow with the Humanities cohort this week at Harvard University and I can’t wait to learn from all of you!”
“We are extremely excited, honored, and proud to have worked with 1,000 low- to moderate-income families to achieve the American Dream through homeownership,” said Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, CAAB’s CEO & Executive Director.
“This program is a small step in leveling playing field and decreasing the inequities in food access in our city,” said Mike Curtin, DC Central Kitchen’s CEO.
That’s why we’ve partnered with Community of Hope to meet these challenges head-on.
Guided by the Getting to Equity Framework, this qualitative community-engaged participatory project examines the impact of the pandemic on food security among adults in Washington, DC.
By meeting the needs of members and their families through after school programs, 98% of club members graduate high school on time, with 95% of seniors continuing on to college each year.
The 130,000-square-foot D.C. park is expected to draw 1 million visitors a year.