Washington, DC -- For 25 years the non-profit organization Capital Partners for Education (CPE) has been mentoring low-income students before, during, and after college to prepare students for college and help create a diverse workforce.
In addition to financial challenges like raising tuition costs, and student debt, out of pocket expenses, like books and supplies, can make the difference between a student graduation or dropping out.
CPE, in addition to a mentorship program that begins in 10th grade, offers an Emergency Fund for students. This past year half of the requests from the Emergency Fund were books, technology, and digital resources.
Khari Brown, CEO of CPE, joined 104.7 WONK FM's Jen Richer to share more about CPE and their Giving Tuesday Campaign to raise funds for the program.
The Tuesday following Thanksgiving is designated as The National Day of Giving and is a global day dedicated to generosity and giving back following days like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday geared toward spending on consumer goods.
Giving Tuesday this year is December 3rd. To make a contribution please visit their website here.