Our Partner Organizations

Practical educational and civic transformation.

Our Partners

We work with dozens of DC’s incredible tutoring and mentoring organizations and encourage you to learn more about them. If you are interested in partnering with us, or want to understand our requirements for our partners, click here.

826 DC

826DC focuses on one-on-one support for students ages 6-18 with creative and expository writing skills. 826DC provides drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-school programs, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. Strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

AHC Inc.

AHC’s Arlington Resident Services program focuses primarily on comprehensive education programs; after school, teen, college & career, and summer camp programs for elementary through high school students. The program also provides community connections and onsite programs to help adults strengthen their economic stability and build stronger futures for themselves and their families.

Asian American LEAD

Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) supports low-income and underserved Asian Pacific American youth with educational empowerment, identity development, and leadership opportunities through after school, summer, and mentoring programs. Our Mentoring Program matches youth between the ages of 10-18 in the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, MD; and Fairfax County, VA. Mentors must be 21 or older and must be committed to meeting with their student for a minimum of 6 hours a month for a year.

Best Kids

Best Kids is a nonprofit mentoring organization that empowers youth in foster care to build better futures. It works with youth between the ages of 6 and 21 years old to develop a positive sense of self, to acquire teamwork and group social skills, and to become productive members of society. BEST Kids mentors spend ten hours a month in person with their community-based mentees and also maintain weekly contact in some form. Mentors must be 21 years old or older, commit for at least 1 year, have access to a reliable vehicle and have both clean driving and criminal background records.


Capital Partners for Education

Capital Partners for Education (CPE) provides a structured continuum of one-on-one mentoring, academic support, and career preparation services to low-income high school and college students from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, guiding them to and through college, and into sustainable career paths.


City Gate

City Gate’s mission is to embody a vision of community-based upon justice, compassion, and spirituality that values every individual and promotes the growth of mutual relationships. It accepts volunteers of all ages, provided there is an adult chaperone.


College Bound

College Bound offers tutoring, mentoring, ACT/SAT preparation, and academic and career guidance free-of-charge to assist students in the District of Columbia metropolitan area in meeting their post-secondary educational goals. It is currently recruiting volunteers for the upcoming school year to mentor 8th-12th grade students at a conveniently located sites across the city for 2 hours each week.


Community Family Life Services

The CFLS Family 2 Family Mentoring Program is designed to help fill the need for positive role models in the lives of people who need it most. Its main goal is to empower, encourage, and engage mentee families. Mentors join forces with the Program Case Manager and CFLS Employment Specialist to help mentee families build a strong community support network and gain the skills and confidence necessary to achieve their life goals.


Community of Hope

Community of Hope creates opportunities for low-income families, including those who are experiencing homelessness, to achieve good health, a stable home, family-sustaining income, and hope. It seeks mentors and tutors for two programs: 1. Permanent Supportive Housing Mentoring Program: Mentors do activities with their mentees at least twice a month at location and time of mentor’s choice. 2. After School Tutoring Program for Columbia Heights Emergency Family Shelter: CoH will be starting an after-school program at its Columbia Heights emergency family shelter, which houses 20 families and may have 30 school-age kids.


Communities in Schools

Communities In Schools helps students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. It positions site coordinators inside schools to assess students’ needs and provide resources to help them succeed in the classroom and in life. It partners with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers and volunteers.



ECHO (Ecumenical Community Helping Others) helps people in need in Burke and Springfield, VA. It offers financial and food assistance to people experiencing emergencies as well as access to donated clothing, household goods and school supplies to those who struggle on low incomes. Its School Partnership program works with schools in our area to provide volunteer mentors and tutors at all grade levels. Mentoring takes place once a week during student lunch periods while tutoring can take place during school hours or after school.


Education Plus 2

Education Plus2 (EP2) specializes in services for children, youth, and their families who live in urban communities, and who are at high risk for poverty, being subjected to crime, and other social problems. EP2 provides services focused on health education and training, preventative healthcare, and the coordination of needed social services.


Ethiopian Community Development Council

Refugees and immigrants face daily challenges as they reestablish new lives. ECDC’s programs assist newcomers by giving them hope for their future, and helping them become self-sufficient, productive members of their communities.

Everybody Wins! DC

The mission of EW!DC is to pair students with Reading Mentors to instill a love of reading and learning and foster a sense of self-esteem. The ideas behind its mission remain simple and straightforward, yet can bring about profound change in the lives of young students: expose children to literature, give them a positive role model, inspire them to read and you will make a difference in their lives.