In 1975 Greg Gannon, a local teacher, founded Higher Achievement to bridge the opportunity gap for youth in Washington, DC. Over the past 40 years, we have propelled more than 10,000 middle school students to success.

Higher Achievement’s proven program model offers over 600 hours of year-round academic enrichment to fifth through eighth grade students from low-income communities in order to promote academic gains and leadership.

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In 2018, the four-year DCPS high school graduation rate was 69%.

Get Inspired: Going Places 2019

Join us for a terrific evening of scholar success and community partnership at Going Places 2019! Get going to the link below to find out more about the event, including this year's exciting new venue!

Going Places 2019

Afterschool Academy is around the corner!

About one-third of a scholar's academic growth can be attributed to whether or not their center has a full mentor roster. You can help us make sure all of our scholars have the support they need to not only dream, but to achieve.

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