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180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School

April 4, 2013

180Days_DCMetTestingOn March 19, we were proud to host a preview screening of 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School. This documentary is part of American Graduate, a nationwide public media initiative funded by CPB to help communities identify and implement solutions to the high school drop-out crisis. It was filmed at Washington Metropolitan High School (DC Met). From all of us at The Community Foundation, thank you to all who attended. Click here to view the full film – you don’t want to miss it.

We know that everyone in our community – residents, parents, and business, school, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders – must assume a role to stop the drop-out crisis and reconnect our young people to education and career opportunities. Thank you for your commitment to this cause and for helping to lead others to join it.

This screening is a part of a larger Community Foundation advocacy campaign designed to connect youth to opportunity across the region. The campaign has two key aims: Improved Services and Systems (an increase in high-quality and flexible program options that reconnect youth who disconnect from the traditional education to career pipeline); and Positive Social and Physical Conditions (decrease in the over 200,000 youth 16 to 24 in the Greater Washington region not connected to education or work and no degree beyond high school or GED).

Over the coming months, we will invite you to see the work we’re doing on the ground and provide you with opportunities to join the cause – from whatever angle you can. Stay tuned.

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