From learning-disabled students who have reached high school without mastering basic literacy skills, to high-achieving students who are not challenged in daily classes, to those in between (one-third of all students) who are failing at least one class, RICH provides support and enrichment across the spectrum to students at the Academies for Anacostia and Cesar Chavez PCS. Using a cadre of skilled professionals, RICH reaches over 250 children a year (80% of whom receive free or reduced-price lunch) with programs tailored to their needs. Students who have fallen behind receive small group tutoring; those who have progressed beyond tutoring are closely monitored. At Saturday Academies, students relearn fundamentals and classroom material, resulting in an average 1.5 grade point improvement, and a task force focuses on those at risk for truancy. The WordSTARS program targets learning-disabled youth who have stalled at a first or second grade level. To high-achieving students, RICH offers the competitive MATHletes program, peer-tutor training, and the tools to make college a reality. You can make it happen.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 8

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 6; DC-Ward 7; DC-Ward 8

Age Groups Served: Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Students

Schools They Work In: The Academies at Anacostia; Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy

  • Number of children prepared for success in school annually:   300
  • Hours of tutoring, mentoring, or class-time provided annually:   4,000
  • High school graduation rate (or GED completion rate) of our students:   90%
  • College acceptance rate of our students:   90%
  • Number of books (textbooks, school supplies) distributed/donated annually:   500

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Budget (FY2012)

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