Since 1993, CPE has placed hundreds of motivated, low-income students on the path to high school graduation, college completion, and career success. Eighty percent are first-generation-to-college students; 99% are students of color; all are from low-income families that face systemic barriers to education. Starting in tenth grade and continuing through college, CPE offers a continuum of one- on-one mentoring, academic support, career preparation, and workforce development services. This intensive, long-term approach does wonders: 97% of students who have completed the high school mentoring program have enrolled in college and gone on to graduate at more than double the rate of their similarly-situated peers, prepared to be successful in their careers and to improve their economic security. With your help, a cap and gown – and a new beginning – are within reach.
Awards & Recognition
Despite its relatively small size, the CPE program is gaining recognition for its quality programming and impressive outcomes.
In 2005, the Washingtonian magazine named CPE one of the top 40 nonprofit organizations in the city making a difference for young people.
In 2006, 2010, and 2014 the Catalogue for Philanthropy recommended CPE to its readers as one of the 10 best education charities in the area.
In 2011, Capital Partners for Education received Honorable Mention for The Center for Nonprofit Advancement's Board Leadership Award.
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