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District of Columbia Public Schools

  • $7,410,302raised
  • 11,714projects fully funded
  • 35,032donors
  • 138schools served
  • 73%of funding from out-of-state
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Message from Chancellor Lewis Ferebee

DC Public Schools has incredible teachers who know their students’ unique needs better than anyone. Through DonorsChoose, our educators can use that knowledge to help fund projects that bolster their vision for high-quality instruction in the classroom. We are grateful for this partnership and for the caring donors helping our school communities become stronger so that our all of our students can thrive in the classroom and beyond.

About District of Columbia Public Schools

DCPS' mission is to ensure that every school guarantees students reach their full potential through rigorous and joyful learning experiences provided in a nurturing environment.


Students First: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do.

Equity: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.

Excellence: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.

Teamwork: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.

Courage: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.

Joy: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.
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