Give DC adults the support they need to succeed

by Academy of Hope


Help to remove some of the many barriers low-income students face as they work to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by supporting bus fare, books, and GED test fees.

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The cost of transportation and study supplies is a barrier to education for many students. 91% of our students earn less than $25,000/year and 46% earn less than $10,000. At the end of the month, when money is low, immediate family needs take priority over bus fare to school. The price of GED books prohibits or discourages many students from fully participating in their studies. Currently, the fee for students to take the GED test in the District of Columbia is $50.


For our upcoming winter term, this project will guarantee that each student has a GED book, that every student has bus fare to get to school, and five students will have access to the GED test (the average # of students ready to test per term.)

Long-Term Impact

The number of employed students rises from 58% upon enrollment to 84% upon graduation. Of those who are unemployed, 83% are enrolled in college or training programs.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Academy of Hope

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Ed Waisanan
Project Leader:
Ed Waisanan
Washington, DC United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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