Capital Partners for Education
Location [City, State]
Washington, District of Columbia
Seeking Female Volunteers
Seeking Male Volunteers
Minimum Match commitment in months
12 months or longer
Type of Mentoring
One-to-One, E-Mentoring
Program Description
Nationally, 41% of low-income students will enter college, while only 8% will finish by their mid-20s.
In Wards 7 and 8, where the highest percentage of our students reside, only 1 in 3 students finish high school within five years, and only 1 in 20 high-school graduates earn a college degree within five years.

Since inception, 99% of Capital Partners for Education (CPE) graduates have gone on to college, and 70% have graduated on time.
Founded in 1993, Capital Partners for Education (CPE) is a dynamic college preparatory program that helps motivated, low-income students in the Washington Metropolitan area to get to and through college by providing one-on-one mentoring, college and career preparation and support, individualized staff support, school partnerships and scholarships.
We are now hosting mentor trainings for our class of 9th Grade Trailblazers! This two-year mentoring relationship will include: monthly in-person meetings, quarterly staff supported mentor-mentee workshops, monthly email exchange via our e-mentoring platform, iMentor; and weekly phone calls.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact contact us at, or just start the online application, and we'll reach out to you!:
Mentor Description
It's easy to qualify as a CPE Mentor! Our requirements are the following:

- 21 years old or older
- Have a college degree
- Current working professional or post-graduate student
Where Matches Meet
Youth Populations Served
First-Generation College, General Youth Population, Gifted/Talented/Academic Achiever, Incarcerated Parent, Low Income, Single-Parent Household
Mentoring Program Goals
Career Exploration, Education/Academic Support, Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors
Ages of Youth Served
13-18, 15-18, Other