See Forever Foundation

A nonprofit organization

27 donors

“Being a student at MAPCS brought back my desire to learn and my ability to excel in school. More importantly, it helped me to mature. The faculty and staff helped me with my grades, critical thinking, and confidence. They also helped me to believe that I could be successful no matter what obstacles came in my way. Now I am ready for the opportunity to walk inside the halls of a place where I thought I would never be—college.”

            Amber Norwood, Maya Angelou PCS Alum

The young people we serve face tremendous hurdles in their lives. Risk factors include: substance abuse, involvement with the juvenile justice system, difficult home situations, poverty, violence in the community and an educational system that has proven ill-equipped to meet their diverse needs. Through hard work and success at the Maya Angelou Public Charter School, these students gain much more than a high school diploma; they gain the confidence and skills they need to address and overcome life's challenges. Through a comprehensive program that includes small classes, individualized instruction and a wide range of wrap-around services, our students are given the opportunity to succeed. Tutoring, mentoring, vocational training, enrichment classes, mental health services, residential opportunities and transition support help students set and meet high expectations for themselves.

At Maya Angelou, our student population of at-risk, low-income African American youth move onto college, career, and a lifetime of success. Seventy percent of our students go on to college. MAPCS alumni persist in college as well. Approximately 70 percent of MAPCS alums who enroll in college remain their first year. In fact, more than twice as many of our alumni have earned a bachelor’s degree than is the case for other low income African Americans generally.

We serve approximately 600 students across our middle and high school campuses.


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See Forever Foundation

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1436 U St. NW #203