Educational Institutions

Academy of Hope

  • Washington, DC
  • http://www.aohdc.org

Mission Statement

Academy of Hope's mission is to provide high quality adult basic education in a manner that changes lives and improves our community.

Main Programs

  1. Adult Basic Education (ABE)/GED
  2. External Diploma Program
  3. Computer Literacy
  4. Career Counseling/Pathways to Success
  5. Workplace Literacy
Service Areas

Self-reported

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

ruling year

1991

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Ms. Lecester Johnson

Keywords

Self-reported

adult education, GED, computer training, at-risk adults, social justice, low income adults

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EIN

52-1730021

Physical Address

601 Edgewood Street NE Suite 25

Washington, DC 20017

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Before obtaining their GEDs or high school diplomas, only 33 % of Academy of Hope graduates earned more than $15,000 annually. However, armed with their high school equivalencies, 71% earned between $15,000 and $30,000, and 32% earned more than $30,000 each year. In addition, the percentage of graduates on public assistance dropped by 90%.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Adult Basic Education (ABE)/GED

Materials are geared toward students who read between a 4th and 8th grade level. ABE students develop basic skills in reading, writing, and math. Emphasis is placed on acquiring skills that will help them succeed in everyday life.

Instruction is provided in all subject areas found on the GED exam: math, science, writing, social studies, and literature. Students in our GED program generally have reading and math skills above 8th grade.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$296,211.00

Program 2

External Diploma Program

This program provides adult learners with an alternative means of receiving a DC high school diploma, giving credit for life experiences. While providing greater flexibility since students work with tutors, it maintains rigorous standards, requiring students to pass diagnostic tests and demonstrate mastery in 65 life-skills competencies.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$75,528.00

Program 3

Computer Literacy

This program helps students acquire important computer skills that many of today?s jobs require. Classes include instruction in Microsoft Office programs and the Internet.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$133,438.00

Program 4

Career Counseling/Pathways to Success

This program provides opportunities for students nearing graduation to meet with a counselor to discuss future career and educational goals. The Career Counselor works with students and graduates to create r?sum?s, identify further educational opportunities, and complete applications for financial aid and scholarships.

Pathways to Success helps advanced students and graduates transition toward either college or a career. Every student attends a series of workshops and is assigned a personal advisor who, together with the student, crafts a personalized Professional Development Plan, which tracks goals and ensures that all Pathways programming fits student needs.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$95,538.00

Program 5

Workplace Literacy

AoH collaborates with Literacy Volunteers and Advocates to bring adult basic education instruction to the worksite of partnering employers. Specific learning goals are developed by students and supervisors in collaboration with project staff.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$57,410.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

Funding Needs

Contributions;Grants

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Financials

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ACADEMY OF HOPE ADULT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Academy of Hope

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Lecester Johnson

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ryan Young

Center for Community Change

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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