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Welcome Fall Fellows!

We are thrilled to introduce our Fall 2022 Design Fellows! These passionate educators and entrepreneurs will spend the next four months designing equity-centered solutions to DC’s most pressing educational challenges. In this immersive fellowship program, participants receive customized tools, coaching from our experts, and financial support to design, test, adapt, and scale a right-sized pilot…

Entrepreneur Journeys, a reflection on the celebration

CityBridge held its first in-person event in over two years, Entrepreneur Journeys, in June. The event was a remix of a traditional panel and spotlighted three BIPOC Entrepreneurs in our DC community. We asked these entrepreneurs to share their stories of learning, vulnerability, and self-discovery.  At CityBridge, we recognize, support, and celebrate the journey of…

Announcing Our 2022-2023 Venture Residency Cohort

We know big ideas start small. With time, investment, and support, these ideas have the power to transform communities. CityBridge invests in entrepreneurs, education leaders, and innovators with bold solutions that have the promise of creating a more equitable future. We are thrilled to announce our newest cohort of Ventures Residents for 2022-2023! Each of…

We wrapped up our 2020 programming

Our 2020 programming has come to a close! We couldn’t be more grateful to the 187 innovators for equity who immersed themselves in our programming and are actively working to transform the student experience for DC’s young people. Here are the highlights: We incubated 3 women-led education ventures. Design Fellows launched 30 education pilots. 98% of participants felt supported by their coach. 75% of participants identified as…

We are hiring

We are seeking a Director, Stakeholder Engagement to strategically engage, grow, and cultivate our external network. The Director will be responsible for designing and organizing convenings, developing and executing strategies to build authentic relationships with DC stakeholders, and managing tailored supports for alumni entrepreneurs. Share with your network or apply! The application deadline is Friday, June 25.

We are helping organizations start tutoring hubs in their communities

High-impact tutoring is a proven solution to accelerate student learning and improve well-being. In a collective effort to increase access to this research-backed approach for our most vulnerable students, CityTutor DC is helping community organizations add high-impact tutoring to their services in the 2021-22 school year. Partner organizations selected to start a CityTutor Hub will receive funding to create…

We kicked off our second Design Sprint.

Over a 5-week period, we are working with 11 additional schools across DC to integrate high-impact tutoring into the school day. Our Design Sprint coaches will help school leaders think creatively and flexibly about activating tutoring as a strategy to accelerate student achievement in early literacy (1st-3rd) and middle grades math (6th-8th). If you are a…

Our team is evolving.

It is with bittersweet feelings that I announce Albert Choi, Director, Ventures will be leaving CityBridge at the end of July to pursue his MBA. Albert played a critical role in designing and launching Design Residency: Ventures, a six-month incubation program supporting entrepreneurs seeking to start education ventures. We are thankful to Albert for his expansive vision, entrepreneurial spirit,…

Our inaugural Ventures Showcase was a hit. 

Last month, the three teams from our 2020-2021 Design Residency: Ventures program showcased their education ventures to a virtual panel of community and funder evaluators. It was a truly inspiring evening. As one attendee noted, “The insight and passion of each presenter enriched creativity.” Check out the recording of each entrepreneur’s showcase.

DC Wildflower received conditional charter approval and plans to open in 2022!

We are excited to announce that the DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) conditionally approved the launch of our incubated school, DC Wildflower last night! Through a liberatory and identity-affirming learning environment, DC Wildflower will provide students across the city with a high-quality Montessori education. Unfortunately, Capital Experience Lab (CapX)—our other incubated school that applied…