Programs & Services
The Community Enrichment Project provides a variety of interest-based learning and engagement programs that will meet the needs of your school, youth group, agency, or organization. Contact us today for our most up-to-date program information.
Youth Civic engagement workshops
Day-long workshops are designed to teach youth about the importance of civic engagement, and how they can be pillars of change in their communities.
youth civic engagement programS
Six-week to six-month programs are offered to teach youth about the importance of civic engagement, and to provide youth with supplementary community volunteer opportunities.
youth civic and political Leadership scholarships
CEP offers need- and merit-based scholarships that will provide funding for our youth to increase their understanding of American government and political processes, and to acknowledge their public leadership roles.
Dr. Jewel Limar Prestage Scholarship: In 1954, at the age of 22, Dr. Jewel Limar Prestage became the first African-American woman to complete a doctorate in political science in the United States. This $500 merit-based scholarship award was created in honor of her, to assist students in Ward 7 and Ward 8 of Washington, D.C. interested in Political Science and related career paths.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award: CEP is a Certifying Organization for The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). Through the PVSA, the President of the United States recognizes United States citizens who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime. This merit-based award comes along with the prestigious honor of presidential recognition, a personalized certificate, an official pin, medallion or coin, and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States.
"The Community Enrichment Project program has been a great asset for our students. The facilitator has been able to develop rapport with our students, share resources and provide speakers to support our students. We look forward to keeping the program going!"
-Theodora Jackson, School Psychologist
"Excellent presentation encouraging students to be outstanding current and future leaders. The students were really engaged and wanted to know more about social injustice issues. Excellent job."
-Justin Nwachu, School Librarian
"My students and I enjoyed working with CEP. You exposed my Constitutional Law students to certain aspects of local government in which they had no knowledge about. They analyzed the various inner workings of the DC government, as well as determine how they impact them directly. In one of your last workshops, you had students research which ward they lived in, determined their ANC, and looked at various neighborhoods around DC to determine food deserts and other criteria. In addition, you provided my students with applications for the Student Election Workers for the November election. I had a few students to complete the application and send it in to the DC Board of Elections. One of them has already been accepted as an election worker! All of this and more is due entirely to you. My students could relate to you because you seemed to relate to them on their level, as well as being personable but still demanding respect in the class. You tailor your workshops to the needs of the student population and make sure they leave with newfound knowledge."
-Shelina Warren, TLI Teacher Leader, Social Studies
"The workshop provided young people an opportunity to be vulnerable and honest about their ideas and societal/structural impacts. The workshop allowed them to create every day solutions using both a grassroots approach with social media, a tool they are experts in."
-Losa Berhane, School Programs Associate
"What I like about this program is when I first came to join this program I was welcomed with opened arms. I can be myself in this group. I've learned so much from being in this group from different things going on in the world. I've learned leadership. This is an amazing group--I mean we literally talk about everything. We laugh and we have fun while doing it!
-Egypt G., Age 17
"I have learned how to become a better leader from being in this program, by knowing that my voice matters. I can help my community by talking to other people my age about the problems in our community and finding ways we can possibly solve them. By coming together with people in my age group we can get a lot done."
-Kerry T., Age 15
"This is a great program to come to when you need encouragement and motivation to do something, or if you want to just come and talk about issues that you would like to change. Not only does the program help you earn some community service hours but it also helps you build connections and friendships with people in the group, whether you know them or not. The group taught me how to be more outspoken on something that bothers me, but at the right time, and how to be more respectful to others and understand how others feel in different situations. This group is a place of comfort to speak out on all your thoughts and to make a change in your environment."
-Kalia K., Age 16