Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC) 34th Annual Scholarship Gala
WHAT: Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC) 34th Annual Scholarship Gala
WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – 6:30pm - 9pm
WHERE: La Maison Française – 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. - 20007
PRICE: Gala Ticket : $150
RESERVATION: Online registration required. EventBrite
ADD. INFOS: Valid ID required, no parking inside the embassy. No large bags, helmets and suitcase.
he CHEC Scholarship Gala is an annual event that attracts over 300 guests who come to enjoy an evening of fine dining, lively silent auction bidding, a moving scholarship ceremony and memorable live entertainment.
The Scholarship Gala was created by the Amigos Corporate Council and the MCIP Board of Directors to increase the number of deserving seniors pursuing post-secondary education. The Scholarship Gala’s sole purpose is to provide needs-based scholarships to students who would otherwise be unable to attend college.
Multicultural Career Intern Program (MCIP) enhances the rigorous instructional program at Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC) by forging special relationships with caring individuals and organizations to remove academic and social barriers that impede children from achieving their full potential.
MCIP is an elementary and secondary school based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1982. To strive to become a model professional learning community that respects and responds to the diverse needs of our under-served students by preparing them for the academic rigors of college and as leaders in the quest for social justice.
This unique partnership between a nonprofit organization (MCIP) and a school (Columbia Heights Educational Campus, home to Lincoln Multicultural Middle and Bell Multicultural High Schools) enhances academics with year-round support programs.
Indeed, many of the campus’s 1,350 students need the support: 80% are "language minority," and 75% of high schoolers work to support themselves or their families.
To give them every opportunity for success, MCIP offers an array of services: teen pregnancy and gang prevention, support programs for teen parents and their children, and tutoring in reading, math, and science.
Through the Early College program, students simultaneously enroll at Bell and at the University of the District of Columbia (cost-free) – and graduate with a diploma and an Associate’s degree in hand. In 2015, Bell retained its #1 ranking in The Washington Post Challenge Index as DC’s most academically rigorous college preparatory program for low-income students. Named one of 12 “Breakthrough High Schools” in the country for significant student achievement and high graduation and college admission rates, this extraordinary model truly merits your support.