Partners and Resources
Tuition Assistance for K-12 Students
- Archdiocese of Washington D.C.
The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. (ADW) works hard to keep Catholic education as affordable as possible. To assist families, the ADW offers several tuition assistance programs to students attending ADW schools.
- Black Student Fund
The Black Student Fund (BSF) is dedicated to bringing people together by maintaining access to independent schools for African American children from low to modest income households.
- Capital Partners for Education
Capital Partners for Education (CPE) is a dynamic college preparatory program dedicated to helping motivated, low-income students overcome the academic and social barriers that would otherwise prevent them from attending the college of their choice.
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program seeks high-achieving, low to moderate-income 7th grade students, and cultivates their talents and abilities throughout high school by providing the personalized advising and financial support needed to secure challenging academic opportunities.
- Advocates for Justice and Education
The mission of Advocates for Justice and Education (AJE) is to educate parents, youth, and the community about the laws governing public education, specifically for children with special needs.
- Alliance for School Choice
The Alliance for School Choice mission is to improve our nation’s K-12 education by advancing systemic and sustainable public policy that empowers parents, particularly those in low-income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children.
- Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington
The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW) provides support to a network of over 80 independent schools in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. These schools – elementary, secondary, day and boarding, urban and rural – educate over 34,000 students and their missions are as diverse as the communities they serve.
- Consortium of Catholic Academies
The Consortium of Catholic Academies (CCA) of the Archdiocese of Washington provides financial, administrative and academic leadership to sustain affordable and excellent Catholic schools that reach out to underserved communities.
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- Higher Achievement Program
Higher Achievement is a non-profit organization that provides middle school children from underserved areas year-round academic enrichment programs and preparation for top high school placement. The organization invests in talent and hard work and delivers over 650 hours annually of rigorous academic training during the most critical time in a child’s development: middle school.
- Homeless Students and Education
According to the data released by Department of Justice, more than 1.7 million teenagers experience homelessness within the United States each year – a number that is low given students’ reticence to share details of their living situations. Education should be a basic right of every citizen, yet far too many students who find themselves without permanent housing aren’t aware of their wealth of resources available to them – both on campus and in their local communities.
- Neediest Kids
Neediest Kids provides thousands of low-income students across the DC Metro area with the basic essentials they need to get the education they deserve.
- Bainum Family Foundation
The foundation operates and supports educational programs and projects assisting underserved children and youth from early childhood through post-secondary education. The Foundation focuses on early learning, wrap around opportunities and knowledge building.
- Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Davidson Institute is a program that supports the educational and developmental needs of profoundly intelligent young people (age 5 – 18). This program assists with academic support and educational advocacy.
- A Better Chance
Has placed more than 14,000 talented young people of color into the nation’s leadership pipeline through increased access to academically rigorous independent and public schools.
District Agencies, Public Schools, & Public Charter Schools
- D.C. Public Schools
The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has a variety of academic programs within its schools across the city, including Catalyst, Reggio Emilia, Montessori and dual language programs. Check out DCPS’ website for detailed information about your public school options in the District.
- District of Columbia Public Charter Schools
The District of Columbia Public Charter School Board’s (DCPCSB) mission is to provide quality public school options for DC students, families, and communities through a comprehensive application review process; effective oversight; meaningful support; and active engagement of its stakeholders. DCPCSB’s website is your one-stop-shop for researching all of the available public charter school options in the District.
- D.C. Housing Authority
The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the District of Columbia for low and moderate income households by providing and effectively managing affordable housing that is diverse and aesthetically pleasing.
- District of Columbia Public Libraries
The D.C. Public Library system has branches in 23 neighborhoods throughout the District. Check out their website to find out more about what’s happening at your neighborhood library..