Programs & Financial Eligibility

CPE is a premier mentoring organization in the Washington, DC area that supports students from high school through college completion. CPE offers three distinct program lines that are all designed to help students get to and through college. Below find information about our three programs, as well as Income Eligibility Guidelines for all our programs.

The Programs

Capital Partners for Education has two entry points & an Alumni program:

  1. The Trailblazers Program for 9th Graders
  2. The Navigators Program for 11th Graders
  3. The Transformers Program for Trailblazer and Navigator Alumni College Students

Program Lines

 Program Detail

The Trailblazers Program

Winter of the student’s 8th grade year for private school students. Fall of the student’s 9th grade year for public and charter school students.

Read more about the Trailblazers Program here »

The Navigators Program

Not available for private school students. Fall of the student’s 11th grade year for public and charter school students.

Read more about the Navigators Program here »

The Transformers Program

The Transformers program is comprised entirely of Trailblazer and Navigator alumni. As a Transformer, college students will continue to benefit from CPE’s career readiness curriculum and individualized staff support, mentoring, and academic financial assistance.

Read more about the Transformers Program here »

CPE Partner Schools

DC Public Schools:

-Benjamin Banneker Academic High School

-Eastern High School

-McKinley Technology High School

-Ron Brown College Preparatory High School

-Woodrow Wilson High School


DC Charter Schools:

-Capital City Public Charter School

-E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

-KIPP DC: College Preparatory

-Paul Public Charter School


D.C. Area Private Schools:

-Academy of the Holy Cross

-Bishop McNamara High School

-Bishop O’Connell High School

-DeMatha Catholic High School

-Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School

-Elizabeth Seton High School

-Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

-Gonzaga College High School

-Our Lady of Good Counsel High School


CPE Income Eligibility Guidelines

Household Size

Maximum Yearly Income

One $41,750
Two $48,400
Three $55,100
Four $61,750
Five $67,100
Six $72,450
Seven $77,800
Eight $83,150
For each additional member add: $5,350