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DC Prep Announces Partnership with Capital One

October 07 2013 | Press Release


Capital One Bank Supports DC Prep’s 2013 Back to School Bash

DC Prep, the top-performing network of public charter schools in the nation’s capital, is proudly partnering with Capital One Bank for its 2013 Back to School Bash fundraiser on October 19th.

“Capital One’s generosity helps ensure that DC Prep continues providing its students with a top-notch education in Washington’s most underserved neighborhoods,” said Le Roy (Terry) Eakin III, DC Prep’s Board Chair. “Every dollar raised at the Back to School Bash directly benefits DC Prep students and supports our award-winning academic model.”

The Back to School Bash, an annual fundraiser hosted by DC Prep, will be held at its Edgewood Elementary Campus, recently named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The event is made possible through the generous support of Capital One Bank and DC Prep’s network of donors and longtime supporters. A large portion of Capital One’s donation will sponsor DC Prep faculty members to attend the event as well. 

“The success of DC Prep schools is no accident, it is a testament to the power of talented teachers and staff, committed parents, and community partners joining together to meet difficult educational challenges head on,” said Jonathan W. Witter, President of Retail and Direct Banking at Capital One Bank. “DC Prep succeeds by setting high standards and expectations for students and offering a supportive learning environment. At Capital One we recognize that achieving the goals we set for our students and our communities is a shared responsibility and we are extremely proud to invest in DC Prep and its innovative educational model." 

Founded in 2003 by native Washingtonian Emily Lawson, DC Prep is a network of charter schools – public and tuition-free – committed to bridging the educational divide in Washington and to ensuring that every child will be prepared academically and socially for a successful future. For the second consecutive year, DC Prep is the highest-performing network of charter schools in Washington, with the top-performing charter school – Edgewood Middle Campus – citywide.

“Thanks to Capital One’s generosity, the Bash will be bigger and better than ever as DC Prep celebrates its 10th Anniversary,” said Collette Bruce, DC Prep Advisory Board member and Back to School Bash planning committee member. “The company’s support, combined with that of donors and friends of DC Prep, will have a real and lasting impact on students and teachers alike.”

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