This unique partnership between a nonprofit organization (MCIP) and a school (Columbia Heights Educational Campus) enhances academics with year-round support programs. Many of the campus's nearly 1500 students need the support: 80% are "language minority," and 75% of high schoolers work to support themselves or their families. To give them every opportunity for success, MCIP offers an array of services: teen pregnancy and gang prevention, support programs for teen parents and their children, and tutoring in reading, math, and science. Through the Early College program, students simultaneously enroll at the University of the District of Columbia (cost-free) – and graduate with a diploma and an Associate’s degree in hand. Ranked #1 for its rigorous college prep program for low-income students by The Washington Post and named one of twelve “Breakthrough High Schools” in the country for significant student achievement and high graduation and college admission rates, this extraordinary model truly merits your support.
COVID-19 Update: MCIP has increased its already-significant support to students and families facing homelessness, job loss, healthcare needs, and social services. As classes have moved online, the focus has been on maintaining and enhancing academic learning by designing programs that can be truly effective in supporting the education of the children and youth that the school serves.
Headquarters: DC-Ward 1
Where They Operate: DC-Ward 1; Columbia Heights; Mount Pleasant; Adams Morgan; Georgia Avenue Petworth; Shaw
Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)
Population(s) Served: All; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members
Schools They Work In: Columbia Heights Educational Campus; Bell Multicultural High School; Lincoln Multicultural Middle School
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Awards & Recognition
Quality Schools Initiative Award - Fight For Children - May, 2013
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- $3 million or higher
- The current budget for Multicultural Career Intern Program (MCIP) is: $1 million to $3 million
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