Following the collective impact model pioneered by StriveTogether in Cincinnati, Ohio, C3N brought together the District of Columbia’s key education stakeholders and had them agree on a common set of goals, outcomes, and success indicators, including the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion, postsecondary enrollment, postsecondary persistence, and postsecondary completion. Each year the network’s members more closely align their services and the ways in which they track and use data through a range of network initiatives – for more information on C3N’s initiatives please click here. In order to facilitate the sharing of effective practices, C3N also hosts monthly roundtable meetings at which network members share resources and program practices. These meetings have allowed members to learn from and create robust relationships with one another If you would like to attend a roundtable, please contact Michael Longaro at Michael.Longaro@dc.gov.
- 1. UDC-CC Dual Enrollment Program: opportunity for students in grades 9-12 attending a DC public or public charter high school to earn college credit at the Community College
- 2. Early ACCUPLACER Testing: to assess 9th-12th grade students’ academic readiness for credit-bearing college courses
- 3. College Ready Intervention: to improve 10th-12th grade students’ academic readiness when high school students place into remedial or developmental courses
- 4. College Readiness Institute: summer institute for educators, counselors, teachers, and college access coordinators, to learn more about helping students navigate the path to college and career success
- 5. Articulation Agreements: opportunity for students to receive college credits for completion of identified courses taken in the high school
- SAT prep
- College selection & application
- Career exploration and planning
- College level reading & writing
- Time management
- Study skills
- Financial aid application
- Practical life skills, interviewing and banking
The diversity in ability, ethnicity, and learning styles of urban school populations often requires imaginative and innovative responses. The Multicultural Career Intern Program (MCIP), a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, responds to this challenge by enhancing the financial resource base of Bell Multicultural High School and Lincoln Multicultural Middle School to ensure a rigorous college prep experience. MCIP is located on the Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC).
Founded in 1979 by Maria Tukeva, CHEC's principal, MCIP began as an alternative school for language minority students, low-income students and others with unmet special needs. In 1989 MCIP's core instructional program merged with then Bell Vocational Center to become Bell Multicultural High School, a member of DC Public Schools. In support of the new institution, MCIP's mission became and remains the provision of proven, research-based academic and enrichment programs that promote high student achievement at Bell, and now, Lincoln as well.
MCIP strives to provide middle and high school students the academic support they need to become college-ready through after-school and summer initiatives, as well as specialized programs of study, such as Pre-Engineering. Additionally, it offers high school students the chance to earn college credits and take college courses through its Early College Program, founded in 2004. As part of its standard practice, students are also provided with college and career counseling, as well as a diverse range of internship, volunteer, and job opportunities.
Teens and young adults with disabilities often have questions about the future, like "Where can I get my first real job? How do I get my own place? How can I pay college tuition? Should I disclose my disability to employers or professors?"
We created this website to help young adults with disabilities in the DC area answer these questions and plan for their future. We hope that these success stories and local resources will help ALL teens and young adults achieve their dreams. For information on post-secondary education for youth with disabilities, please visit the “Education” page, which you can access by clicking on the “Resources by Topic” tab from the homepage. For additional post-secondary education resources, please visit the “Library” and “News & Events” tabs from the homepage.
This website was created by DC Partners in Transition, a group of DC stakeholders who are committed to improving the ability of DC youth with special needs and disabilities to successfully transition into education, employment, and independence. We are students, young adults, teachers, community organizations, government representatives, employers, parents, and more. Everyone is welcome to join us.
DC Partners in Transition also disseminates a bi-weekly newsletter that includes announcements about new resources and events related to transition of youth with disabilities into post-secondary education, employment, and independence. If you are interested in receiving this newsletter and/or would like to recommend additional resources for the newsletter or website, please contact us via the website.
In collaboration with the Catholic University of America (CUA), the College Board Upward Bound Program provides students with academic support and enrichment opportunities to 110 students from three District of Columbia Public Senior High Schools: Woodson Senior High School (located in Ward 7), Anacostia, and Ballou Senior High Schools (both located in Ward 8). Participating students attend year-long Saturday/Wednesday academic academies, weekly tutoring, cultural enrichment, a one-week summer work study/career exploration program, a two-week Summer Institute, and a three week summer residential program on the campus of The Catholic University of America. While engaged in the rigorous summer academic experience, program participants learn from other supplemental activities and support services such as counseling, cultural and recreational activities, as well as career exploration experiences designed to promote academic-skill enhancement and social development.
Students in the Upward Bound Program participate in a systematic, rigorous core curriculum aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts and mathematics adopted by the District of Columbia and supplemented with the College Board Standards for College Success in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Students participate in core academic classes in English, Mathematics, Science and foreign Language (Latin) during the summer program as well as non-core classes such as public speaking, and computer applications.
Contact Director, Tony Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-537-2159.