District of Columbia - Washington, DC

Public Allies: Everyone Leads External Evaluation Report

Public Allies (PA) is an organization that aims to change the face and the practice of leadership in communities across the United States. It currently serves 23 communities and in each, it implements its ten-month AmeriCorps apprenticeship program as a strategy toward sustainable community-level results. Allies build their leadership through a model which combines classroom learning, application through service delivery, reflection and community building.

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Whitman-Walker Health: Making Proud Choices and Being a Responsible Teen

Making Proud Choices (MPC) and Becoming a Responsible Teen (BART) are student programs that provide education around HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STI), pregnancy, and substance abuse. MPC is for middle-school students, and BART is for African American high school students. Both programs were implemented in Washington DC Charter Schools from the 2011-2012 school year through the 2016-2017 school year.

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College Summit National Capital Region: Launch Program

College Summit is a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the culture around going to college and college enrollment rates in high schools nationwide. It’s particularly focused on schools serving large numbers of low-income and minority students, as well as those who would be first-generation college students. The organization uses Peer Leaders, who are trained high school seniors charged with helping their classmates through the college application process.

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KIPP DC: KIPP Through College (KTC) Program

The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college preparatory public charter schools operating since 1998. Established in 2001, KIPP DC currently serves more than 5,200 prekindergarten through 12th-grade students at 16 schools on six campuses in the District of Columbia. The KIPP Through College (KTC) program approach supports its students not only leading up to college, but through college.

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Evaluation Report: Urban Alliance High School Internship Program

Schools in high-poverty areas often lack sufficient resources and offer inadequate instruction. Moreover, because of family, neighborhood, and peer environment factors, low-income children attending these schools have difficulty taking advantage of the educational opportunities that do exist. In Washington, DC, where the program is headquartered (and where the cost of living is high), 27 percent of children under age 18 live below the federal poverty level. In Baltimore, MD, the share of children in poverty is even higher, at 34 percent.

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