Academy of Hope
WISH LIST: $100: educational “lunch bunch” sessions for 1 school term; $500: 4 sessions of career counseling for 2 students; $2500: all-inclusive services for a student working towards a GED
The literacy statistics in DC are staggering: approximately one in five adults has less than a high school education, and more than one in three functions below the most basic literacy level. And these numbers affect us all: there is a direct correlation between low literacy and poverty; and parents who have not graduated are much more likely to have children who drop out of school too. At Academy of Hope, they know that knowledge is power, so Adult Basic Education is where it starts: students gain real world skills in technology, math, reading, and writing. Some study for the GED, while others pursue rigorous IC3 computer certification or the National External Diploma Program that offers credit for life experiences. Academy of Hope guides graduates through resume writing, the identification of educational opportunities, and the process of applying for financial aid; advanced students can create a personalized plan for the transition to college or a career. Across DC, the Academy brings real hope to this generation – and to the one that follows.
601 Edgewood Street NE, Suite 25
Washington, DC 20017