Our goal is to provide mentorship and a community of support for young adults to chart their own paths to achieving college and career success.

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