WASHINGTON, D.C. – Capital Partners for Education (CPE) announced today that it is the recipient of a $45,000 grant from the National College Access Network (NCAN) and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. These funds will support its one-to-one mentoring, college success and career preparation programs for over 220 low-income college students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college.
CPE is proud to be a member of the National College Access Network, whose mission is to build, strengthen, and empower communities committed to college access and success.
This grant will support CPE’s goal of ensuring low-income D.C. students not only have access to a college education, but receive the support and guidance needed to succeed in college and graduate on-time with a bachelor’s degree. CPE serves students in the academic middle, who are often at the cusp of college eligibility. With CPE’s one-to-one mentoring and structured curriculum provided by its staff of youth development professionals, college access and completion can become a reality for these students.
Eighty percent (80%) of CPE students are first-generation to college, ninety-nine percent (99%) are students of color, and one hundred percent (100%) of its students are considered low-income with a median income of $32,000 for a family of four in 2015.
“Our partnership with NCAN has connected CPE to valuable resources and peer organizations working to ensure all students can enroll and succeed in college. Receiving the NCAN Dell College Success Grant means we can support even more low-income students on the path to college and career success!” said Brandon White, CPE’s Chief Program Officer.
About Capital Partners for Education (CPE):
Capital Partners for Education (CPE) mentors low-income students in the academic middle from the Washington, D.C. area through high school, college completion and into long-term careers.
For more information about the program or to learn how you can get involved with CPE, please visit www.cpfe.org.