School Partners



Despite being the site of our nation’s capital, the D.C. – area is saddled with a high poverty rate and a relatively tiny geographic area.

As the region – and its school system – gentrifies, ensuring educational equity for students in the academic middle becomes ever more important.



Students in our program are recruited from 17 partner schools in the Washington D.C. – area. Partnering with our organization provides local high schools with:

  • College and career mentoring to students in the academic middle
  • Additional support from our team of youth development experts
  • Opportunities for our organization and partners to build a college-going culture and community
  • Access to teacher professional development funds administered by our organization

Our team is made up of case managers, each of whom support multiple mentor-student pairs with college application assistance, college persistence intervention, skill development training, and more. To keep students on a proven path to success, we provide them with financial incentives ($100 per semester) if they meet key program requirements and milestones.

We partner with the following high schools in the Washington D.C. – area to help see their students to and through college:

  • Benjamin Banneker Academic High School
  • Eastern Senior High School
  • McKinley Technology High School
  • Phelps Architecture, Construction, and Engineering High School
  • Ron Brown College Preparatory High School
  • Woodrow Wilson High School
  • Capital City Public Charter School
  • Cesar Chavez Parkside High School
  • Washington Leadership Academy
  • Academy of the Holy Cross
  • Bishop McNamara High School
  • Bishop O’Connell High School
  • Columbia Heights Education Campus
  • DeMatha Catholic High School
  • Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School
  • Elizabeth Seton High School
  • Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
  • Gonzaga College High School

We have a closed student enrollment process, in which partner schools refer eligible students to the program. Contact to learn more.