1. Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School (AoH) is a Washington, DC-based workforce development and adult education provider whose mission is to provide high-quality adult education and services in a manner that changes lives and improves the DC community. It is dedicated to serving all adult learners, including individuals who are low-income or who have disabilities.
  2. Since 1985, AoH has helped more than 800 low-income District of Columbia residents obtain a high school credential and more than 7,000 to improve basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills.
  3. AoH learners also have the opportunity to pursue dual enrollment with the University of the District of Columbia Community College.
  4. In addition to adult education and workforce development, AoH helps to remove barriers to help students persist through their education.
    • Recognizing that access to fresh, healthy and affordable food is extremely limited for many of its adult learners, AoH established a partnership with Capital Area Food Bank to expand food access through a monthly mobile market. In SY 2018–19, the market provided over 4000 members of our community, including roughly 1500 children, with fresh fruits and vegetables and food staples like milk and cereal at no cost.
    • In 2017, AoH students, volunteers, partners, and staff advocated for free transportation for adult learners, resulting in the Council implementing $1.98 million for adult learner transportation subsidies in the District.
  5.  AoH is celebrating its 35th Anniversary with a special awards gala on Friday, April 17, 2020. The goal is to raise $350K to support scaling the AoH workforce development programs, renovating its Ward 8 campus, and enhancing its core academic and student programs. For additional information or to purchase tickets visit: aohdc.org/35years