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District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP)


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Volunteer Opportunities

Spending time with a high school or college student can help them build self-esteem, direction and hope for the future. As a volunteer, you can give to a student and get back the wonderful satisfaction of knowing that you have touched and made a positive impact on a young life. If you are interested playing an important role in a young adult's life, please contact the DC-CAP main office at 202-783-7933

Career Speakers Bureau
As a DC-CAP Career Speakers Bureau volunteer, you can help inspire and motivate high school students to explore different career opportunities and to prepare themselves for the future by getting their college degree. Volunteers visit high schools to talk about their own careers and how a college education played a part of their success. Career speakers also have the opportunity to serve as mentors and provide "job shadowing" opportunities to individual students.

DC-CAP encourages individuals in all walks of life and career paths, traditional or nontraditional -- doctors, artists, small business owners, scientists, teachers, professional athletes, broadcasters, lawyers, engineers, musicians -- to register as speakers. Speakers are chosen based on the level of student interest and schedules are coordinated according to speaker availability. To register as a DC-CAP Career Speaker, please contact the DC-CAP main office at 202-783-7933 or by E-mail: to receive the program registration form. You may also download the registration form in Adobe PDF format.

Alpha Leadership Project Mentor
The Alpha Leadership Project acknowledges that young men need strong role models in their lives to aid in their decision making process. To make the process more convenient, a website has been created to give the mentor a creative way to support this initiative. The mentors participate in weekly discussions, supporting academic achievement, and encouraging cultural exchanges. 

Mentors must be at least 24 years of age, have acquired at least a 2 year college degree, and pass a background check before they can be matched with a student. ALP Mentors must reside in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. Mentors must be professional, caring, and committed to helping our young men to understand the benefits of education. We hope that any ALP Mentor candidate would be willing to volunteer for at least one year even though a longer service time would be encouraged.





Registration Forms
These forms are in Adobe PDF format. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat software, click here to download it free.

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