Help 40 Inner City DC Youth Explore Career Options

by Coaching for College Program, Inc.

Coaching for College is happy to report that our entire class of 2006 is not only on-track to graduate high school, but are all in the process of applying to college.

With graduation rates in the District of Columbia at below 50% we are extremely proud of our students and coaches for this accomplishment, and will be there to support our students through the application process and as they enter college!

A huge thanks to our donors and other supporters who have made this possible!  Be on the lookout for other updates in the spring on college acceptances.

As summer comes to a close and students go back to school we can look back over the last few months. Several of our students participated in the DC Summer Youth Employment Program and worked in different internships around the city. The DC Summer Youth Employment Program places students in jobs all over DC in varying fields such as Arts, Design and Media; Building and Grounds Maintenance; Government; Community and Social Services; Construction Trades; Education, Training and Library Science; Health Care Support; Hospitality and Tourism; Office and Administration Support; and Sports and Physical Education.

We look forward to the 2010-2011 school year and all that we can accomplish this year!


Career Day
Career Day

Coaching for College is finishing up a successful spring semester of Saturday mentoring sessions. Special events included a Wizards game, a Capitals game, and meeting the Harlem Globetrotters.

We held our annual Coaching for College Career Day on May 1, 2010. The students who attended had the opportunity to meet with professional from 10 different fields. Students were very engaged at at the conclusion of the day, comments included a student sharing that she learned the importance of music and the arts while another student shared it was important to balance fun with school.

We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of our volunteers, especially our coaches, as well as everyone who has supported us in many other ways. On June 16, is matching at 50% all online donations up to $1,000 per donor per project!

Career Day
Career Day
Career Day
Career Day
Kids at Career Building Workshop
Kids at Career Building Workshop

Coaching for College has completed a successful fall semester of Saturday mentoring sessions and monthly career building workshops. Special events included a Wizards game, a Capitals game, and performances and discussion with a local jazz pianist. Coaching for College has also teamed with George Washington University to provide weekly health and wellness sessions for female students enrolled in the Coaching for College program. In October Coaching for College celebrated 10 years of supporting students and encouraging success through academic achievement. Our two most impactful speakers at the event were Melondie Jackson and Jalesa Steward, two Coaching for College alumna currently in college. Click below to see a video of Jalesa with her coach, Karen Evans. As we start the Spring 2010 semester, Coaching for College is working to identify and fund summer opportunities for our students that will keep kids engaged while inspiring their future career goals.

Students at a Saturday Session
Students at a Saturday Session



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Coaching for College Program, Inc.

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Coaching for College Program, Inc.
Project Leader:
Nisha Sachdev
Washington, DC United States

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