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Together, we’re investing in a brighter future for children and youth in Greater Washington.

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

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.

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Ready for Work

Ready for Work is VPP's six-year, $15 million cross-sector collaboration that seeks to ensure that Prince George's County high school students graduate career- and college-ready.

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Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection of Prince George’s County identifies promising middle and high school students at risk of dropping out and provides them with academic support, mentoring, skills training, and the opportunity for part-time work.

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AppleTree

AppleTree is an entrepreneurial enterprise consisting of a research and development institute and a public charter preschool with ten AppleTree campuses, serving as models for effective teaching and learning.

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New VPP+Raise DC Report Release

The True Cost of the Pandemic: An Analysis of the Disparities of Our Lived Experiences

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.

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NEW VPP+RAISE DC REPORT RELEASE

Teach for America–DC Region Case Study

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.

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