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Georgetown University Institute for College Preparation
1437 37th Street N.W.
Poulton Hall Suite 101
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Candise Friends
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Program Description:
Georgetown University is committed, through its Jesuit and Catholic traditions and values, to helping prepare men and women for lives of service to others. Our engagement in the District, as well as other communities, nationally and internationally, is motivated by this commitment, and this commitment has called us to be a leader in the conversation around college access and success locally and nationally. Locally, the University engages via the Institute for College Preparation program, the longevity and success of which make it our flagship educational outreach program. The University has been a regular participant, and often a leader, in collaborative efforts with others focused on the K-12 crisis. Presently, Georgetown: Actively participates in the College & Credential Completion Network administered by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education Washington DC; Serves on the Leadership Council of RAISE DC, a mayoral initiative to increase the college and workforce readiness of District of Columbia youth; Serves on the board of, and is an active partner to, the Promise Neighborhood Initiative, a cradle-to-career initiative focused on a neighbor in D.C.'s Ward 7; Offers resource through panel discussions and public roundtables on policy and practice issues in areas of workforce development and college readiness