Educational Institutions

District Of Columbia College Access Program

  • Washington, DC
  • www.dccap.org

Mission Statement

The mission of DC-CAP is to encourage and enable DC public high school students to enter and graduate from college. The need for the DC College Access Program is urgent. Historically, less than 55 percent of D.C. public high school freshmen earned a high school diploma and only one-third pursued any type of post-secondary education. Only 15% of these students graduated from college. The goal of DC-CAP is to work with and convince at-risk students that college is a viable option that they can pursue with the proper motivation, guidance, and financial assistance.

Service Areas

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National

Throughout the United States, located in Washington DC

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer

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Ms. Argelia Rodriguez

Keywords

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College, Scholarships, Counseling, Financial Aid, Public High School Graduates

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EIN

52-2132835

 Number

3947107769

Also Known As

DC-CAP

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Program 1

DC-CAP began operating in the fall of 1999 with advisors in six D.C. public senior high schools. Within a year the program expanded to all 16 of the city's public high schools. The school based advisors build awareness with students from 9th through 12th grade on the importance of a college education. They counsel students on selecting a college, on completing admission and financial aid applications, and identifying and securing financial resources to pay for their college education. The organization?s college retention advisors continue to motivate, mentor, and guide students through five years of college. In addition, DC-CAP provides students with Last Dollar Awards, up to $2,000 per year for five years, on the basis of unmet need. Last Dollar Awards are designed to close the financial needs gap between students? resources, financial aid and actual college expenses.

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Service Areas

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National

Throughout the United States, located in Washington DC

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAM
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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District Of Columbia College Access Program

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Principal Officer

Ms. Argelia Rodriguez

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Donald E. Graham

The Washington Post

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