FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2015
DCSRN is a $20,000 grant recipient of The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Washington, DC—DC School Reform Now (DCSRN) was the recent recipient of a $20,000 grant from The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation in support of the 2015-16 High Quality Schools Campaign (HQSC).
This grant will enable DCSRN to continue expanding the HQSC, which helps families, particularly from underserved communities, navigate the DC school choice application process and gain access to quality schools. As the only organization in Washington, DC executing this targeted work, it is important to continue to grow and refine the HQSC to ensure all families have access to a quality education.
"DCSRN is so pleased to have received this generous grant because it will help support the demand for our services," said David Pickens, DCSRN Executive Director.
DCSRN recently completed the 2014-15 HQSC, exceeding all target goals for the fourth year in a row. Families representing more students than in any previous HQSC completed enrollment—and all to quality schools. Learn more about the HQSC by visiting http://dcschoolreform.org/hqsc
About The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation: The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation was established in 1965 with the purpose of giving back to the community. The Marriott Foundation is dedicated to helping youth secure a promising future, especially through education on the secondary and higher education levels, mentoring and youth leadership programs.
Founded in 2008, DCSRN is educating, organizing and advocating to build support for public education strategies that prepare kids to become college and career ready. DCSRN collaborates with parents, schools and the DC community at large to ensure the highest quality of public education for all students in DC. Learn more at www.dcschoolreform.org