Partners & Resources
We are fortunate to have a large network of partners that support our families participating in the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP). These organizations offer a wide variety of resources and services, and more importantly, are dedicated to making a difference by empowering District families.
Tuition Assistance for K-12 Students
- Archdiocese of Washington D.C.
The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. (ADW) works hard to keep Catholic education as affordable as possible. To assist families, the ADW offers several tuition assistance programs to students attending ADW schools.
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- Black Student Fund
The Black Student Fund (BSF) is dedicated to bringing people together by maintaining access to independent schools for black children from low to modest income households.
- Capital Partners for Education
Capital Partners for Education (CPE) is a dynamic college preparatory program dedicated to helping motivated, low-income students overcome the academic and social barriers that would otherwise prevent them from attending the college of their choice.
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program seeks high-achieving, low to moderate-income 7th grade students, and cultivates their talents and abilities throughout high school by providing the personalized advising and financial support needed to secure challenging academic opportunities.
- Latino Student Fund
The mission of the Latino Student Fund (LSF) is to ensure equal access to the best educational resources of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for students of Hispanic descent through financial aid, academic support, and informational outreach.
- Advocates for Justice and Education
The mission of Advocates for Justice and Education (AJE) is to educate parents, youth, and the community about the laws governing public education, specifically for children with special needs.
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- Alliance for School Choice
The Alliance for School Choice mission is to improve our nation’s K-12 education by advancing systemic and sustainable public policy that empowers parents, particularly those in low-income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children.
- Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington
The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW) provides support to a network of over 80 independent schools in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. These schools - elementary, secondary, day and boarding, urban and rural - educate over 34,000 students and their missions are as diverse as the communities they serve.
- Consortium of Catholic Academies
The Consortium of Catholic Academies (CCA) of the Archdiocese of Washington provides financial, administrative and academic leadership to sustain affordable and excellent Catholic schools that reach out to underserved communities.
With listings of 200,000 public and private schools serving students from preschool through high school and more than 800,000 parent ratings and reviews, GreatSchools has become the go-to guide for parents aiming to make a smart school choice.
- Higher Achievement Program
Higher Achievement is a non-profit organization that provides middle school children from underserved areas year-round academic enrichment programs and preparation for top high school placement. The organization invests in talent and hard work and delivers over 650 hours annually of rigorous academic training during the most critical time in a child's development: middle school.
- Neediest Kids
Neediest Kids provides thousands of low-income students across the DC Metro area with the basic essentials they need to get the education they deserve.
- District of Columbia Public Schools: Office of Special Needs; Private and Religious Office
The Private and Religious Office (PRO) at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is responsible for locating, identifying, and evaluating all parentally-placed private school children ages 3-22 who have a disability or are suspected of having a disability.
District Agencies, Public Schools, & Public Charter Schools
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- D.C. Public Schools
The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has a variety of academic programs within its schools across the city, including Catalyst, Reggio Emilia, Montessori and dual language programs. Check out DCPS' website for detailed information about your public school options in the District.
- District of Columbia Public Charter Schools
The District of Columbia Public Charter School Board’s (DCPCSB) mission is to provide quality public school options for DC students, families, and communities through a comprehensive application review process; effective oversight; meaningful support; and active engagement of its stakeholders. DCPCSB's website is your one-stop-shop for researching all of the available public charter school options in the District.
- Child Support Services Division
The Child Support Services Division (CSSD) is the district agency that helps the person caring for a child to collect child support from the child's non-custodial parent. The CSSD also helps those who are divorced to collect spousal support.
- D.C. Housing Authority
The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the District of Columbia for low and moderate income households by providing and effectively managing affordable housing that is diverse and aesthetically pleasing.
- District of Columbia Public Libraries
The D.C. Public Library system has branches in 23 neighborhoods throughout the District. Check out their website to find out more about what’s happening at your neighborhood library!
- Economic Security Administration
The Income Maintenance Administration (IMA) determines eligibility for benefits under the Temporary Cash Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medical Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps), Child Care Subsidy, Burial Assistance, Interim Disability Assistance, and Refugee Cash Assistance programs.