This unique partnership between a nonprofit organization (MCIP) and a school (Columbia Heights Educational Campus) enhances academics with year-round support programs. Many of the campus's nearly 1500 students need the support: 80% are "language minority," and 75% of high schoolers work to support themselves or their families. To give them every opportunity for success, MCIP offers an array of services: teen pregnancy and gang prevention, support programs for teen parents and their children, and tutoring in reading, math, and science. Through the Early College program, students simultaneously enroll at the University of the District of Columbia (cost-free) – and graduate with a diploma and an Associate’s degree in hand. Ranked #1 for its rigorous college prep program for low-income students by The Washington Post and named one of twelve “Breakthrough High Schools” in the country for significant student achievement and high graduation and college admission rates, this extraordinary model truly merits your support.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 1

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 1; Columbia Heights; Mount Pleasant; Adams Morgan; Georgia Avenue Petworth; Shaw

Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)

Population(s) Served: All; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

Schools They Work In: Columbia Heights Educational Campus; Bell Multicultural High School; Lincoln Multicultural Middle School

  • Number of people (clients, patrons, students, etc) we serve annually:   2,000
  • Number of volunteers who work with us annually:   100
  • Number of children we prepare for success in school annually:   1,400
  • College acceptance rate of your students:   100 Percent

Awards & Recognition

Quality Schools Initiative Award - Fight For Children - May, 2013


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Budget (FY2022)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Multicultural Career Intern Program (MCIP) is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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