Web Sites and Link
Academy of HopeHelps low-income and at-risk adults earn high school credentials, improve math and reading skills, and learn how to use and apply computer technologies. Includes programs and services, news, volunteer opportunities and directions.
Asian American LEADAALEAD provides mentoring and other services for Asian American students.
Calvary Bilingual Multicultural Learning CenterChild development center offers programs for infancy through school age, as well as family support services, for more than 400 children and families in the Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, and Shaw neighborhoods.
CAM Counseling & Educational Services, Inc.Offers tutoring, counseling and computer training services.
Carlos Rosario International SchoolAn adult charter school for members of immigrant communities in Washington. Provides training in English as a Second Language, literacy, GED, citizenship and computer applications.
Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School for Public PolicySecondary education with a focus on public policy careers and community involvement.
Children & Youth Investment Trust CorporationAn independent non-profit organization working to increase the quality, quantity and accessibility of services for children, youth and families. Program details and grant process.
College BoundHelps prepare DC public school students for college through tutoring, mentoring and scholarship programs. Information on enrolling, volunteering, donating, and scholarships.
D.C. LEARNsCoalition of organizations providing literacy services. Includes information on member organizations and newsletters.
DC Teaching FellowsProgram recruits professional teachers to teach in the DC public schools. Fellows hold full-time teacher jobs while earning their certification and Masters' degrees. Applications accepted online.
DC Tuition Assistance Grant ProgramProvides the opportunity for residents to attend a wide range of colleges through financial aid.
DC VOICE - District Community Voices Organized and Informed for Change in EducationGroup of education activists concerned about public education in DC. Includes news, background information, and publications.
DC WritersCorpsSends local writers to run creative writing workshops in DC middle/junior high schools, with students participating in local poetry readings and competitions.
DCPS WatchCovers local education issues and news concerning DC public schools.
District of Columbia College Access Program - DC CAPEncourages and enables public high school students to enter and graduate from college. Includes services, guides for students and parents, financial aid information, news and events.
District of Columbia Even Start Family Literacy InitiativeHelps break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy and basic education, and parenting education into a unified literacy program. Includes programs, events and news.
EduSeedPromotes education among historically disadvantaged groups, using models of peer mentoring and self-empowerment.
Everybody Wins! DCNon-profit organization that promotes children's literacy by pairing students with reading mentors. Includes program description and newsletter.
Experience Corps - Washington DCMobilizes teams of adults to help elementary school children in poor neighborhoods. Includes program details, awards and growth plans.
FixOurSchools.netFocusing public attention on DC's crumbling school buildings by allowing the posting of photos showing areas in DC public schools that require repair. Photographs and issues by facility, calendar and how to help.
Fredrick B. Abramson Memorial FoundationAwards college scholarships to DC public high school students and fellowships to young lawyers for a year of public-interest legal service.
Friends of Choice in Urban SchoolsFOCUS promotes public charter schools in Washington, DC. Includes a directory of charter schools, guidance on starting a charter school, background information and current news.
Friends of Tyler School Tutoring & Computer CenterSponsors a tutoring program, a computer center and other activities for children in the Tyler School district on Capitol Hill.
Good Shepherd MinistriesOffers after-school educational programs for youth from low-income Jubilee Housing apartments in the Adams-Morgan community. Includes programs, volunteer opportunities and an annual report.
Hands On DCVolunteer workathon to improve public schools and raise college scholarship for local students.
Heads UpOrganization that uses a college student work force to run education and mentoring programs for children and families in impoverished neighborhoods.
Higher Achievement ProgramDeveloping academic skills, behaviors, and attitudes in academically motivated and underserved middle school children. Program, organization, volunteering, results and center locations.
Home School ConsultationProvides support services for parents interested in home schooling. Includes costs and contact information.
ICLS Language Training ServicesICLS offers courses in ESL and over 70 languages, TOEFL preparation, and evening programs in English, Spanish and French.
Lado International CollegeEnglish language school both for those trying to learn English and those seeking the TEFL teaching certificate.
Les Aspin Center for GovernmentEnrolls students for a semester or the summer to take classes and intern in Washington. Founded by Marquette University. Includes application information, faculty listing, and program description.
Linking Communities for Educational Success Inc.Provides at-risk teens in Southeast with academic support and leadership training. Calendar, news and contributors.
Literacy Volunteers of the National Capital AreaProvides free tutoring to adults who cannot read. Features volunteer opportunities and events.
Mentors, IncA private, nonprofit organization that pairs Washington, DC public high school students with trained adult mentors.
Metropolitan/Delta Adult Literacy Council, Inc.Works to enable adults and families to acquire basic level literacy skills, including reading, writing, listening, speaking, mathematics, and technology. Includes events, programs, schedules and a newsletter.
Model Secondary School for the DeafLocated at Gallaudet University. Provides a day and residential four-year high school program for students ages 14 through 21 from various states and United States territories. Enrollment ranges from 250 to 300 students.
Parents United for the D.C. Public SchoolsProvides information to parents and interested citizens about hearings, school board meetings, events and changes within the D.C. school system.
Paul Berry Academic Scholarship Foundation, Inc.To provide minority students in the Washington metropolitan area with the opportunity to attend private schools in grades seven through twelve. Events, application procedure, contact information.
ReSET OnlineStrives to inspire and motivate children within the classroom structure to immerse themselves in the wonders of science and math.
Sonja I. SmithConsultant and reading specialist offering tutoring and educational diagnostic testing services.
Spanish Education Development CenterNon-profit organization dedicated to designing and implementing educational programs for the low-income residents of the DC metro area. Programs are primarily for immigrants from Latin America. Pre-school, adult education, and volunteer opportunities.
Tenley Study CenterOffers programs for young men between the ages of 15 and 25, including SAT preparation and academic review of math and English, followed by character-building lectures and sports.
The Black Student FundOffers scholarships and support to low-income African-American children at participating schools, grades K-12, in the metropolitan area. Features programs, news, member schools and events.
The Collins FoundationProvides scholarship grants to Catholic high school students living in the Archdiocese of Washington, DC.
The Parent PagesParent resource phonebook for metro Washington DC. Lists contact information for preschools, childcare, schools, camps, entertainment, medical services, recreation, and children's activities.
The SEED Foundationa national nonprofit that partners with urban communities to provide innovative educational opportunities. History, information about SEED schools and how to help.
Twenty-First Century School FundOrganization dedicated to building the public will and capacity to improve urban public school facilities. History, programs, news and publications.
Washington Metropolitan ScholarsWMS provides private college scholarship for African American students in the Washington metropolitan area. Includes information on programs, eligibility, ways to donate.
Washington Post: EducationNews articles and columns on education in the area.
Washington Post: School Readiness PrimerDescribes kindergarten programs in Washington, DC, metro area schools.
Washington Scholarship FundProvides low-income families with partial scholarships for private school tuition. Includes application in English and Spanish and information on donating, volunteering, and interning.