Our partner organizations

Advocates for Justice and Education seeks to empower families, youth, and the community to be effective advocates to ensure that children and youth, particularly those who have special needs, receive access to appropriate education and health services.

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Since 1993, Capital Partners for Education has provided one-to-one mentoring and college and career success programming to low-income students in the Washington D.C. – area.

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The DC Charter School Alliance is the District of Columbia’s premier advocacy organization dedicated to supporting and representing the robust charter school sector in our nation’s capital. With the support of the DC Charter School Alliance, the charter school community can ensure that all students in DC receive the great public education they deserve and ensure the continued strength of the DC charter sector.

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D.C. Policy Center is a non-partisan think tank committed to advancing policies for a strong and vibrant economy in the District of Columbia.

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Education Board Partners is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to strengthening nonprofit boards in education.

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Education Forward DC accelerates the work of visionary education leaders to foster a city of high-quality, equitable public schools for every DC student and family.

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DC branch of the national Education Reform Now, a research and policy non-profit championing the next generation of leaders and ideas in D.C. public education.

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EmpowerK12 believes that schools and educators can provide a high-quality education to all students when equipped with timely, valid, and reliable data to make the best possible decisions. We work with policymakers, system leaders, school leaders, educators, students, and families to boldly accelerate learning by providing stakeholders with high-quality data systems, robust strategic analysis, and an equity-oriented, collaborative improvement mindset.

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The Federal City Council (FC2) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization dedicated to the advancement of civic life in the nation’s capital.

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Higher Achievement closes the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years. By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement’s proven model provides a rigorous afterschool learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed.

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Horton’s Kids believes circumstance should not dictate a child’s future, and that every child should graduate from high school ready to succeed in college, career, and life. To that end, we provide a holistic, research-based continuum of academic, youth development, and basic needs supports designed to empower children to succeed.

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Kindred’s mission is to support parents, staff, and school-based and educational system leaders in partnering to co-design equitable, anti-racist schools that advance collective well-being.

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The Literacy Lab’s mission is to provide children from low-income families with individualized reading instruction to improve their literacy skills, leading to greater success in school and increased opportunities in life.

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Mary’s Center is a community health center serving over 60,000 people of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds in the Washington, DC metro area for over 30 years. With an integrated model of health care, education, and social services, Mary’s Center offers each participant individualized care on the path toward good health, stability, and economic independence.

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One World’s mission is to transform students into writers with voice, knowledge, and purpose. Our vision is that all students become effective writers and communicators.

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Founded in April 2016 with an all-parent governing board, PAVE is dedicated to creating an environment where the vision for education in DC is created with children and families, not for them. We aim to shift the dynamic so that communities and parents are partners in creating great schools.

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Reading Partners has been part of the educational landscape in Washington, DC since 2010, when we first began placing community volunteers in low-income schools to help students master essential reading skills. Our one-on-one tutoring model empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging community volunteers to provide individualized, personal attention to each student in our program.

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FP was founded with a vision to create a safe family center for mothers to access a range of supports and be the best possible parents. Today, in partnership with The Family Place Public Charter School (TFPPCS), TFP offers high-quality adult English and workforce development classes for parents and early childhood education for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. All of our educational efforts are supported by wrap-around case management services.

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As the largest network of community health centers in Washington, D.C., Unity Health Care provides a full-range of health and human services to meet the needs of our communities through a network of over 20 traditional and non-traditional health sites.

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YouthBuild Public Charter School (YBPCS) is an alternative high school for young people seeking to transform their lives by re-engaging in their education in a non-traditional school environment.

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our public school partners

Achievement Prep Public Charter School

Bridges Public Charter School

Briya Public Charter School

Center City Public Charter School

Creative Minds International Public Charter School 

DC Bilingual Public Charter School

District of Columbia International School 

E.L. Haynes Public Charter School 

Eagle AcademyPublic Charter School

Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS

Family Place Public Charter School

Friendship PCS

Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science

KIPP DC

Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School

LAYC Career Academy 

Lee Montessori Public Charter School

Meridian Public Charter School

Monument Academy PCS

Mundo Verde Public Charter School

Shining Stars Montessori Academy

Social Justice Public Charter School

Statesmen College Preparatory Academy for Boys PCS

Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School

Two Rivers Public Charter School

Washington Latin Public Charter School

YouthBuild DC Public Charter School

Strongest Year Yet's partners include:

We believe that if any city can meet this moment it is DC. 

We will fight for all of our students, from Pre-K through adult learners to be reconnected with their school communities, receive support, and experience joy, so that no matter their life circumstance, they can thrive.

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