DC Programs

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.


  • In DC, we serve youth 6th to 12th grade through our DC Middle & High School Programs.
  • DC Middle & High School Program serves youth twice a week after school at two community-based sites, one at the Tenley-Friendship Public Library and the other at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library.
    • Middle School community site serving youth from: Alice Deal MS, School Without Walls, Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus, Basis DC.
    • High School community site serving youth from: Wilson HS, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, School Without Walls, McKinley Technology High School, KIPP DC College Preparatory, DC International School, Coolidge High School, Basis DC.

Fall 2022 Programs



MondaysZoom (YCA ONLY*)2:00-3:00pm
TuesdaysMLK Jr. Memorial Library4:30-6:30pm
WednesdaysTenley-Friendship Library4:30-6:30pm
ThursdaysZoom (YC ONLY**)4:30-6:00pm

Note: All locations and times are subject to change. Any changes will be communicated over email.

*Only for Youth Council Ambassadors.

**Only for Youth Council Members.

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