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Help Give
Every Child in DC
A Chance to Succeed

2 out 3 DC students — 60,000 kids — need extra academic support! Many more just need an extra caring adult in their lives.

DCTMI matches volunteer tutors and mentors with our nonprofit partners based on volunteers’ schedules, locations, and preferences. In doing so, we can transform education and create a community grounded in empathy that works for everybody.

upcoming events

DCTMI in the Community

Join DCTMI’s Popup Community Yoga in the Park sessions! Start your Saturday mornings this summer with positive energy for you and your community – RSVP on Eventbrite!

We’re also thrilled to be partnering with MacFarland Middle School and the Brightwood-Petworth Community Association to help the school get the support it needs for its 520 students. Hear from Principal Lucas Cooke, speaking from his usual morning post in front of the school greeting students and community members, talk about how you can help!  Can you help THIS SUMMER?  Learn more.

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Helping in any way we can

What Makes DC Tutoring and Mentoring Initiative Unique

To paraphrase Martin Luther King, we believe that we CAN learn to live and work together as brothers and sisters to create a better world for all and close the gap between our scientific progress, on the one hand, and our moral and spiritual progress on the other.

  • Matching Volunteers

    You tell us when and where you can help and about your talents and interests. We will then match you with one of our 50+ partners that serve kids who need your help.

  • Providing Resources

    Don’t feel ready to tutor or mentor? Join our mailing list, learn more about our partners and browse our resources, or help out in other ways.

  • Assisting Parents

    Does your child need help but you don’t know where to turn? We can help match you with an organization which fits your unique needs. Contact us at info@dctutormentor.org!

together we can transform DC education

meet some of our partners

Reading Partners logo
Reading Partners Logo
“Reading Partners is a national nonprofit that mobilizes communities to provide students with the proven, individualized reading support they need to read at grade level by fourth grade. This branch serves students in the Washington D.C. area.”
Communities in Schools logo
Communities in Schools Logo
Communities In Schools is the largest, most effective dropout prevention organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed.
College Bound logo
College Bound Logo
College Bound serves more than 200 students from over 50 public schools in the Washington, D.C. area in our Academic Mentoring Program. 100% of our students graduate high school and are accepted into colleges. We are supporting over 150 alumni in college through our Virtual Mentoring Program to help ensure degree completion.
Higher Achievement logo
Higher Achievement Logo
Higher Achievement closes the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years. By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement’s proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed.
SOUL logo
SOUL partners with high schools in DC and San Francisco and volunteers to provide programming for student-athletes.
Latin American Youth Center logo
Latin Youth Center Logo
LAYC remains committed to meeting youth’s immediate needs and providing virtual program services and supports such as safe housing, food, mental health, and virtual learning opportunities.
Spark Logo
Spark the Journey Logo
Spark the Journey provides mentorship and a community of support for young adults to chart their own paths to achieving college and career success.
Youth in Mind logo
Youth in Mind Logo
Youth in Mind provides support, guidance, and encouragement through groups aimed at youth ages 7-17.
Learning Life logo
Lifelong Learning Logo
Learning Life’s Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI) connects eligible American families with families in other nations of the world through “virtual exchange,” or live internet video.
The MusicianShip logo
The Musicianship Logo
The MusicianShip’s mission is to change lives by facilitating music lessons, experiences, and opportunities to benefit those who need us most.
Homeless Children’s Playtime Project logo
Playtime Logo
The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project cultivates resilience in children experiencing family homelessness by providing and expanding access to transformative play experiences in the shelters where they live.
Capital Partners for Education logo
Capital Partners for Education Logo
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.
Volunteers Placed in 2022
Events Attended in 2022

become a TUTOR OR mentor

we'll match you with the perfect volunteer opportunity

You tell us when and where you can help, what skills you want to share, and your interests. We will match you with one of our 60 nonprofit organizations that serve kids who need your help.

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The bigger picture

What's Civic Leadership Have to do with Tutoring and Mentoring?

We believe tutoring and mentoring create a virtuous cycle of improved outcomes for the community and society. How?
DC volunteering opportunities - tutoring and mentoring partnership with children in NOVA Maryland and DC
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