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Give 4 Students a Better Life with Better Education

Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School in Richmond, VA by Katye Snipes

$10,000 WINNER
This cause has won the February 1 to March 31 Give. They have earned $10,000 for their cause!
About our cause

AJCES aims to help change the trajectory of children’s lives by: challenging and supporting them to develop their strengths and abilities; preparing them for a successful experience in high school and college; and helping them become leaders and contributing members of their own communities.

What population we serve?

We serve families in Richmond's East End, the majority of whom live in neighboring public housing courts. All qualify for free & reduced lunch.

What success we've already had

In 2.5 years we have grown from 25 5th & 6th grade students in a two-story house to 52 6th-8th grade students in a school building. Attendance averages 96%. Since opening, reading & math scores have improved significantly and, in many cases, dramatically. Student behavior, which is as critical as academic success, has also improved steadily.

Our primary mission
AJCES is a tuition-free middle school for students of limited resources primarily from Richmond’s East End.
Why should you support our cause

We aim to help change the trajectory of children’s lives by providing tuition for students so they can attend AJCES and have a better chance at a better life.

How the money will be spent

We are requesting scholarship funds for student tuition. The money would be used to fund every aspect of a student’s life at AJCES: classes, meals, transportation, extended day & summer programs, sports, & extra-curriculars. If AJCES is successful, the impact on our kids will be life-lasting.

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