Our Impact

 The Need for Adult Education in DC is Critical

Although DC boasts one of the highest percentage of residents with advanced degrees,

· 1 in 3 DC adults cannot read a newspaper, a map, or complete a job application.

· Adults with no high school diploma or low-literacy suffer higher rates of poverty.

· Children of low-literacy adults are 5 times more likely to drop out of school.

Our Work: The First Step in Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Academy of Hope creates lasting impact in our community by offering tailored educational services for adults who, due to low-literacy and insufficient basic skills, are not able to find or retain living-wage employment and are often trapped in a cycle of poverty.  We believe education is transformative and the first crucial step in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Our Impact: Equipping Adults for Jobs and for Life

Read our 990’s (2014, 2013, 2012), outcomes and annual report.