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Campaign For Student Achievement
GRANT AWARD!!! The Greater Washington Urban League was awarded a five year grant of $100,000 per year from the National Urban League to administer its local Campaign for Student Achievement. The grant was one of 20 awarded to Urban League affiliates across the country. The League's grant will be used to hire staff to assist with program activities at the target schools and citywide activities. The grant was announced by the National Urban League president Hugh Price in a ceremony held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel on September 21, 1999.

The Greater Washington Urban League, in collaboration with the DC Public Schools, local organizations and businesses, is launching the CAMPAIGN FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.   The Campaign is designed to provide students with supports and encouragement to achieve at their highest level.   The motto for the campaign is "Achievement Matters."
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THE CAMPAIGN In the spring of 1997, the NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE launched a CAMPAIGN FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACHIEVEMENT.   The Campaign is designed to focus the attention of the community on student academic achievement.   Every responsible adult in our community has a stake in the education of our children and a role to play.   The Campaign seeks to recover the traditions and values of a former period in our history when academic excellence was valued and respected.   It also brings concerned stakeholders together around a simple theme:

In Washington, the Campaign is called the Campaign for Student Achievement. This name best addresses the racial and ethnic diversity of the student population in the metropolitan area.

The Campaign will be on-going and inclusive.   It will be a collaborative effort between service providers, the church community, the business community, the school system, parents and students.


CONVENING PARTNERS will be responsible for policy, vision clarification, campaign endorsement, implementation oversight, and resource identification.
  • America's Promise
  • Creative Associates
  • D.C. Agenda
  • D.C. Department of Recreation and Parks
  • D.C. Public Schools
  • Gamma Phi Delta Sorority
  • Greater D.C. Cares
  • The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
  • The Points of Light Foundation
  • Reading Is Fundamental
  • YWCA of the National Capital Area
The Greater Washington Urban League will serve as the secretariat for the Campaign for Student Achievement.


    Campaign convening and supporting partners will promote citywide the campaign and foster the development of activities to sustain the Campaign.

    To ensure that the Campaign is inclusive, Convening Partners will work to identify what is going on in the community and to encourage additional service providers to sign on as supporting partners.

    The National Achievers Society is our community's Honor Society.   The society will recognize students for their academic achievements and support them as they continue their academic pursuits. Other students will be encouraged by their example to become Achievers.

    SCHOOL YEAR 2001/2002

    During school year 2001/2002, students inducted into the society have participated in a variety of activities designed to enhance their education and personal growth and development. Some students and their parents attended the College Video Fair where they obtained information on college and financial aid options. Two students attended the National Urban League Youth Summit in Los Angeles, California. Other students traveled to Camp Atwater in North Brookfield, Mass for a two week camp experience. Another student, LaShawn Merryweather, received a $3500 scholarship to participate in a month long educational/cultural enrichment trip to Africa. 2002 Achiever Inductee, Thomas Williams, presented to parents and other Achievers on his African experience during the summer of 2001. In addition, parents and Achievers participated in workshops sponsored by the League.

  • Anacostia Senior High School
  • Kramer Junior High School
  • Birney Elementary School
  • Ketcham Elementary School
  • Orr Elementary School
  • Savoy Elementary School


The Greater Washington Urban League, Inc. has singed on as the team sponsor. As a result of obtaining a team sponsor, the Anacostia It's Academic Team will now be able to attend the It's Academic camps and tournaments which help to prepare the students to become more competitive.

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