Multicultural Career Intern Program

A nonprofit organization

83 donors


Your support for MCIP can make a difference in the lives of over 1,300 children and youth who are served by MCIP educational programs.  All of MCIP’s offerings are designed to ensure that students excel in school and go on to college or professional training. In 2014, 93% of our graduates went on to a college or university education.  With your support MCIP will reach 100%!


Since 1981, the Multicultural Career Intern Program (MCIP) has provided educational and social support for the multicultural communities within and surrounding Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant in Washington, DC.  MCIP is truly a community hub - not only has it been present over decades of positive change - it has been a key driving force behind it. 

MCIP serves over 1,300 children and youth who attend a consistently top level DC Public School, the Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC).


Lincoln Multicultural Middle School (grades 6-8) and Bell Multicultural High School (grades 9-12), a learning community bringing together cultures from 35 countries with a student body that is 73% Latino, 22% African or African American and 4% Asian.  For many, their impediments to education come in the form of their personal challenges; English language acquisition, economic stress, the formation of identity in a new country and the negative pull of gang involvement and other abuses.  Opportunity comes in the form of your support for MCIP, which exists to realize the potential of all CHEC students.


At the core, MCIP is about the power of education in the lives of children and youth.  MCIP knows about what can impede education for young lives in an urban setting and has the mission of ensuring these impediments are overtaken by academic success.

Our work begins with visionary leadership.  Founding Executive Director, Maria Tukeva has 30 years of experience leading award winning programs geared to student achievement.  MCIP’s leadership also comes from the community it serves. That includes the Community Board that guides MCIP, the community partners that are named Amigos; friends of MCIP and CHEC families who are vested in enabling the social and academic success of our students. The entire community collaborates to provide:

  • English language instruction to bridge the language gap impacting 80% of our students;
  • An Early College Program in partnership with local universities, giving students the opportunity to enroll in university courses while in high school and earn up to two years of higher education credits before graduating.
  • daily prevention and extra-curricular programs to eliminate teen pregnancy and gang involvement. 
  • No-cost daycare and early education for CHEC students’ children ages 0-5 at our nationally accredited Teen Parent and Child Development Center.
  • after-school homework assistance in all subjects, taught and tutored by certified teachers;  wrap-around programs serving the needs of our students.

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Multicultural Career Intern Program

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Education Children & Family


Attn: Kapindi Kroma 3101 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010