Going Places 2023

November 2023
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St NW Washington, DC 20001

Dress Code: Business Attire

Higher Achievement has the privilege of offering encouragement, support, and opportunities to hundreds of committed scholars during their formative middle school years. Your partnership fuels our mission to close the opportunity gap and ensure all students can live into their talents.

Going Places is a celebration of the dedication, passion, and talent of our scholars on their journey toward high school, and a recognition of the families, mentors, and community champions who support them along the way.

Higher Achievement is committed to making our events accessible to everyone. Going Places will include simultaneous Spanish interpretation of our program, gender-neutral restrooms, and elevator and ramp access to both the theatre and event space. If you require an additional accommodation or service to fully participate, please fill out this form at least two weeks prior to the event.

Going Places 2023 Leadership
  • Co-Chair: Melanie Miller, EY-Parthenon
  • Co-Chair: George Vogelei, Cove
  • Cecil Belfon, Accenture
  • Janice Cori, Higher Achievement
  • Jay Epstien, DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Wendy Feldman Block, Savills
  • Krystal Johnson, SAP
  • Matt Johnston, Colliers
  • Shadavia Jones, Brex
  • Adriane Lanier, FINRA
  • Amit Luthra, Barrington Residential
  • Chris Newkirk, Visa
  • Matt Nicholson, JLL
  • Henry Ross, Tishman Speyer
  • Joe Saka, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Greg Weber, Alliance Architecture
  • Justin Wilson, Cruise
  • Lynsey Wood Jeffries, Higher Achievement