2017-18 School
Year in Review

THE PATH TO HIGHER
EDUCATION

“Without our school’s support, I would have to work more to reduce my school expenses. This scholarship made it easy for me to focus on studying so I can accomplish my goals earlier.”

Lifen, scholarship winner and student at UDC Community College

EQUIPPING DC’S
WORKFORCE

“Everyone here at Briya is very happy with Rivel’s work as he is helping us with setting up our network at the new school site and repairing/installing computers from scratch. His knowledge on technology and his work flexibility made him a great asset to the Briya IT Department.”

Berta from Briya Public Charter School, employer of Technology Academy graduate Rivel

200+

students attended job/hiring fairs
organized by the school
and employer partners

118

students participated in
onsite job interviews with
employer partners

100+

number of student employers
we work with to place
students in jobs around the
Washington, DC region

97 Percent


Career training students who took
their certification tests
earned industry specific certifications

Program
Certification
Breakdown


100%

ServSafe Food Protection
Manager Certification

98%

Nurse Aide Certification

75%

Comptia A+

100%

ParaPro Assessment

 

Over the 2017-18 school year students reported the following job-related gains

11%

received a
promotion

16%

received a
raise

16%

gained a
better job

$1,600

average salary increase
per semester enrolled

76%

students gained
employment/entered
postsecondary

93%

students retained
employment/
postsecondary

ENRICHING LIVES

“All of the students at Carlos Rosario School have grown from learning English. The school
empowers us to understand the language and culture. It also teaches us about civil rights, to be
better citizens, to become someone in this land.”

Dr. Abraham, Paraeducator Program

1200


Students obtained a transportation card and received free public transportation to school

1477


Students attended extracurricular activities and student-led clubs on topics ranging from computer skills in Amharic to gardening

446


Students and staff members joined the Community BikeShare program and received discounted memberships, safety workshops and more

Small Business

$43,000+


in small business loans from partner agencies and organizations

7


Participants received their basic business license this school year

Addressing Barriers

773


Hours of bilingual mental health counseling provided

336


Staff and students received HIV/STI testing

170


Students and staff received free flu shots

Strengthening Communities

445


Toys were collected and donated to CentroNia, Ethiopian Community Center and Families at CRS

233


Community members and students received free legal consultation during 12 clinics

407


Community members and students attended DC Health Link Open Enrollment events