Going Places 2023

November 8, 2023
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St NW Washington, DC 20001

Dress Code: Business Attire

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6:00 p.m. Check in and Going Places kickoff
6:30 p.m. Program start time
Reception immediately following the program

Higher Achievement has the privilege of offering academic encouragement, support, and opportunities to hundreds of committed middle school scholars during their formative middle school years. Your partnership fuels our mission to close the opportunity gap as we lean into and live out our core values of scholar-centricity, voice and inclusion, racial equity, the power of community, and striving for greatness.

Going Places is a fundraising event celebrating the dedication, passion, and talent of our scholars and recognizing the families, mentors, and community champions who support them along the way. We hope you can join us on November 8 as we reflect, connect, and share how we each play a role in strengthening our core values.

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
  • Wendy Feldman Block, Savills
  • Matt Johnston, Colliers
  • Shadavia Jones, Brex
  • Adriane Lanier
  • Amit Luthra, Barrington Residential
  • Connor Kupersmith, EY-Parthenon
  • Henry Ross, First Form
  • Malcolm Shaw, Bellwether Enterprise
  • Beshon Trusty, Higher Achievement
  • Greg Weber, Alliance
  • Justin Wilson, Cruise
  • Lynsey Wood Jeffries, Higher Achievement