Our Impact

We are determined to make Washington, DC, the first public education system where race and income do not predict a student’s ability to thrive.

Our coalition pushes the boundaries of the possible, designing and implementing research-based interventions that move the needle for DC’s most marginalized students. We measure the impact of our work in terms of students reached, sites launched, and system-level change, aiming to cultivate the conditions that allow the research-based innovations we support to take root and thrive.

The introduction of tutoring into the ecosystem is one of the most seismic shifts in instructional time that I’ve seen in my career.”

-Dr. Christina Grant
Washington, DC, State Superintendent of Education (2021-2024)


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Our 2023 Impact Report

As you read, you may be:

  • filled with possibility and joy as you reflect on how high-impact tutoring has changed the lives of more than 15,000 students;
  • inspired by the scale and magnitude of reaching 87 schools directly with our programming and activating 18 tutoring providers, eight of which we helped launch locally;
  • moved by verifiable positive academic progress and truancy reduction, two of the hardest needles to move in schools post-pandemic; and
  • encouraged by the way talent systems can shift to strengthen the teacher pipeline and create flexible, diverse instructional teams.

See CityTutor DC’s work featured in prior CityBridge Education Impact Reports:

Our Coalition

CityTutor DC supports 100+ schools, tutoring providers, local universities, community-based organizations, and government stakeholders to improve outcomes for DC’s most vulnerable students and communities. CityTutor DC recruits, trains, and coaches partners citywide to launch and expand HIT programs and implement strategic staffing models.

In Summer 2021, 300 students received tutoring as schools supported by CityTutor DC piloted HIT
In Fall 2021, students returned to the classroom and 3,700 more students received HIT at our first cohort of schools
In Spring 2022, new partnerships were formed on an ongoing basis as we scaled HIT to serve more students with an additional 1,600 students receiving tutoring
In Summer 2022, an additional 600 students received HIT through our support
In Fall 2022, new and continued partnerships allowed us to expand access to 4,200 more students to reach our overall our goal