Our goal is to equip low-income students in the academic middle from Washington, D.C. with the best skills and experiences to help them get to and through college, and achieve upward economic mobility.

Our students

Students in CPE’s program typically reside in communities where they are not receiving the same support to get to and through college as other students. Many reside in Wards 5, 7, and 8 of Washington, D.C., where data shows they’re negatively impacted by the drastic income inequality in the District.

As of January 2021

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18% of Ward 8 residents 16 and older are unemployed compared to the national average of 6.3%
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In Ward 5, the median income of White households is 2.5 times higher than Black households
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Only 19% of Ward 7 residents have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher
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The Power of Relationships

With your help, we’ve supported more than 830 students in Washington, D.C.