Changing Lives By Giving Every Student a Chance at a College Education
Making College a Reality for Thousands of District Students
DC-CAP is a non-profit organization working in partnership with the District of Columbia Public and Public Charter School Systems that provides counseling and financial assistance to students who might otherwise never have the opportunity to attend or graduate from college.
2017 DC-CAPITAL STARS CONTEST
Join us for a star-studded affair showcasing the outstanding artistic abilities of college-bound DC high school students. This glittering event attracts over 1,000 guests, award-winning celebrity judges, and prominent civic leaders to support education through the Arts. To purchase tickets, please click here.
Preparing for College
Each DC public and public charter high school student has access to a College Information Resource Center and DC-CAP Advisor within their school. Each student is eligible to receive college preparation and planning services to ensure future success with the college process.
College Student Support Services
While enrolled in college, DC-CAP students receive counseling and support services provided to ensure timely graduation from a college or university. With the support of the College Retention Advisors and support staff, college graduation rates have greatly increased since our inception in 1999.
Supporting your College Student
DC-CAP provides a multitude of workshops and planning sessions to assist parents and families with the guidance needed to assist family members in the educational process. Financial aid workshops, parent informational sessions and family planning sessions are just some of the ways that families receive support.
As a nonprofit organization, DC-CAP is able to carry out its mission through the generous support of our donors and volunteers. Please visit our Donors and Volunteers pages to learn more about donation options and to learn about our volunteer opportunities.
Welcome to DC-CAP
DC-CAP, a non-profit organization working in partnership with DC public and public charter school systems, provides counseling and financial assistance to students who might otherwise never have the opportunity to attend or graduate from college.