The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., has selected Capital Partners for Education (CPE) as a recipient of their $50,000 Milestone Celebration Community Grant. CPE is one of ten local organizations to receive the award. Each of the organizations selected have a clear focus on the education of under-served youth in the Greater Washington area for success in school, the workforce, and life.
CPE will be recognized at the Economic Club’s Milestone Celebration on September 13. Jeff Bezos, CEO and Founder of Amazon will be the special guest at the event and will participate in a conversation with the Economic Club’s President, David Rubenstein, as part of the evening’s program.
CPE will use the Economic Club of Washington, DC’s grant to fund its one-to-one mentoring program focused on preparing low-income D.C. students in the academic middle for college and career success.
About Capital Partners for Education
Capital Partners for Education (CPE) is a 501(c)(3) organization. CPE’s mission is to mentor low-income high school and college students in the academic middle from the Washington, D.C. area to provide the skills and experiences they need to successfully complete college and to excel in the workforce. Founded in 1993, CPE was established with the belief that low-income students could gain upward economic mobility if they were matched with college-educated volunteer mentors, guided through the college application and enrollment process, and given the opportunity to develop skills that would prepare them for stable and successful careers.
Now in its 25th school year, CPE supports 435 high school and college students and actively partners with 8 D.C. Public and Charter High Schools, and has students enrolled at more than 80 colleges and universities across the country. CPE’s programming and support serve to level the playing field between its students and their upper-income peers, subsequently breaking multi-generational cycles of poverty, one family at a time.