CollegeTracks gives Montgomery County’s low-income, first generation-to-college students the chance to go to colleges where they can succeed with enough financial aid and continued support to help them graduate.

Capital for Children Representative: Kevin Lavin and John Fruehwirth

DC Scores

DC SCORES builds teams through after-school programs for 1,500 low-income DC youth at 47 schools by instilling self-expression, physical fitness, and a sense of community.

Capital for Children Representative: Bruce Schulman

Horizons Greater Washington

Horizons Greater Washington provides academic, cultural and recreational programs designed to empower students to realize their full potential. Horizons is committed to the development of the whole child by providing experiences that build problem-solving skills, foster awareness of community responsibility, instill respect for oneself and others, and encourage a life-long interest in learning.

Capital for Children Representative: Joe Burkhart

Horton’s Kids

Horton's Kids is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to educate and empower the children of Washington, DC's Ward 8 by providing comprehensive, direct services which improve the quality of their daily lives and nurture their desire and ability to succeed.

Capital for Children Representatives: Peter Manos


Live It Learn It

Live It Learn It provides rigorous and engaging opportunities for D.C. public school students to experience firsthand the treasures of the nation’s capital. By leveraging the city’s incredible resources as instructional tools, Live It Learn It helps ignite student curiosity and potential — and helps interrupt cycles of disengagement and underachievement the city’s Title I (high-poverty) schools.

Capital for Children Representative: Doug Gilbert

Sitar Arts Center

Sitar Arts Center provides multidisciplinary arts education to the children and youth of Washington, DC in a nurturing, creative community where young people discover their inherent talents and gifts. The Center fosters personal and artistic growth through the visual arts, music, drama, dance, digital arts, creative writing and early childhood arts education.

Capital for Children Representative: Kevin Lavin

The Literacy Lab

The Literacy Lab provides schools with evidence-based literacy intervention and assessment tools, rigorously trained full-time tutors to implement the model, and a coaching and support structure that ensures the success of the program and students.

Capital for Children Representative: Praveen Jeyarajah

Young Playwrights Theater

By teaching students to express themselves through the art of playwriting, YPT develops students' language skills, and empowers them with the creativity, confidence and critical thinking skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.

Capital for Children Representative: Paul Feeko



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