DC

About DC

Washington, DC is the nation’s capital most known nationally for its museum and monuments. It is also home to nearly 30,000 Asian Americans. According to the 2013 Census, 18.6% of the population in Washington, DC is living below the poverty line. Asian Americans make up 4.6% of the DC population with 15% living below the poverty line. In 2013, 20% of Asians in DC were Limited English Proficient (LEP) and 62% were foreign born. Based on the 2013-2014 school profiles, both Bancroft and Thomson are Title I schools with 71% and 99% of youth on free and reduced meal plans, respectively; 7% of youth at Bancroft are Asian American and 19% at Thomson, where Asian American youth make up the second largest ethnic group.

AALEAD in DC

  • In DC, we serve youth pre-K to 12th grade through our DC Elementary School Program and DC Middle & High School Program.
  • DC Elementary School Program serves youth every weekday after school on-site at two elementary schools: Bancroft (Columbia Heights/Mt. Pleasant) and Thomson (Chinatown).
  • DC Middle & High School Program serves youth twice a week after school at two community-based sites, one in Columbia Heights/Mt. Pleasant, and the other in Chinatown.
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