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THE SOLUTION

We are Multicultural Career Intern Program (MCIP), a community-based educational nonprofit on the front lines of the war to close the achievement gap. We believe that closing the opportunity gap eliminates the achievement gap.


THE ISSUE

The unobstructed opportunity to learn, having timely and ample access to critical instructional and digital resources, constant and rigorous curriculum offerings, the abundance of highly qualified teachers - that affluent students have, is what determines what children can do in life. Far too many of the students at CHEC struggle daily with issues of access and equity. They work in the evenings to help support their families, they contend with housing and food insecurities. Some are homeless, while others live alone as emancipated minors. Unified by the lack of opportunity.
OUR STUDENTS AND IMPACT

Measuring our efforts allows us to be more accountable to our donors, to celebrate what works and to understand the challenges that remain.
100%
STUDENTS ON
FREE LUNCH

94%
RETENTION OF HIGHLY
QUALIFIED TEACHERS

88%
HIGH SCHOOL
GRADUATION RATE

#35
WASHINGTON POST
2017 TOP 50 SCHOOLS

0%
EXPULSION
RATE
1,390
STUDENTS
SERVED DAILY

95%
FIRST GENERATION
COLLEGE STUDENTS

90%
COLLEGE
ACCEPTANCE RATE

82%
COLLEGE
GOING RATE

4.6%
SUSPENSION
RATE
ENSURING THAT EVERY CHILD HAS AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN, GROW, AND SUCCEED.

Your tax-deductible donation will help sustain the efforts of MCIP to secure additional tutors for the after school program at CHEC, pay for basic teaching and digital resources, to help homeless girls and boys buy school uniforms, and reconditioned laptops.

We are always looking to partner with local businesses who wish to groom new talent and develop and promote diverse leaders.

We welcome volunteers to help mentor and tutor our students.

We also try every year to send our students abroad to broaden their horizons and build on their language skills. CHEC students have studied in Brazil, Cat Island in the Bahamas, China, Croatia, Haiti, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico and Paraguay.

Please consider donating your frequent flyer miles.

EVERY CHILD DESERVES A BRIGHT FUTURE.
5 WAYS TO GIVE TO MCIP / CHEC

BY TEXT
Text the word CHEC to 41444 to make an immediate donation.

ONLINE
Click here to donate now.

IN PERSON OR CALL
Drop in to see Robin in our development office or call (202) 939-7703

BY MAIL
Mail your gift to : MCIP, 3101 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

2017 Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)
If you are at least 70 ½ years old and wish to make one or more charitable contributions before year-end, you may want to consider making use of the QCD opportunity. Highlights include:

  • You must be at least 70 ½ years old on the date of the distribution;
  • The distribution must be made from an IRA -- it cannot be made from 401(k), 403(b), 457, Keogh, or other types of retirement plans;
  • Your IRA custodian must make the distribution directly to MCIP – you should not accept a distribution of any funds intended to qualify as a QCD;
  • A QCD will count toward your 2017 Required Minimum Distribution (RMD);
  • You will not receive an income tax charitable deduction for a QCD but; a QCD will be excluded from federal taxable income;
  • You may make QCDs in 2017 totaling up to $100,000 – the amount may be divided among any number of qualified charities.
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