Built on the principles of venture capital investing, our approach consists of four key components.Our Approach
We started with a simple idea—that relevant principles of private investing could transform the nonprofit sector.Our History
We are tireless innovators building strong organizations and strategic networks that measurably improve the lives of children and youth throughout Greater Washington.
Using data from the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey (Pulse Survey), VPP+Raise DC examined the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Greater Washington region, with a particular emphasis on households with children and households headed by young adults (18-24 year olds). The U.S. Census created and administered the Pulse Survey in partnership with 13 other federal agencies to determine how households were affected by COVID-19. The Pulse Survey was first administered on April 23, 2020, and our analysis includes data collected through March 1, 2021.
The Teach for America–DC Region (TFA–DCR) investment is at the heart of our mission to align partners, resources, and actions to improve life opportunities for young people in Greater Washington. TFA–DCR is helping to fuel the movement for educational equity in our region through the preparation of new teachers and, for the first time, matching talented alumni TFA teachers to positions in classrooms in schools with demonstrated need throughout the region via the Talent Hub model.