Companies for Causes

Eastern High School

Re-launched in 2011, Eastern is poised to become the highest performing comprehensive high school in the District of Columbia by 2020. We chose to partner with Eastern, its students and staff to support their goals of having all students meet or exceed D.C.’s reading standards by graduation and to have 100 percent of the Class of 2015 graduate.


of students entering a DCPS high school will graduate on time.

Eastern Senior High School

Eastern reopened in the fall of 2011 as a “re-imagined” school after an extensive $77 million renovation. Open only to 9th grade students (the Class of 2015) for the 2011-12 school year, it has grown by one grade each year as school leaders have “strategically designed and implemented a rigorous, well-rounded high school experience for every student.”

Companies for Causes is proud to be part of this effort. We’ve helped stock the school with new books and custom book shelves; we’ve celebrated students making the Honor Roll; we’ve welcomed Eastern’s students into our offices to provide them with career experiences. And, that’s just the beginning…

Our results speak for themselves.  While we remain committed to supporting Eastern and its students, we know that we can do more through our new ‘All Roads Lead to Eastern’ project.


“We will facilitate the resources, negotiate partnerships with nonprofit supporters, mentor and tutor students and parents, cater meals, and fund and coordinate enrichment field trips and summer camps.”

– Tom Raffa on the partnership with Eastern Senior High School


CforC’s efforts support the District of Columbia Public Schoolsfive-year strategic plan to:

1. Improve Achievement Rates. At least 70% of DCPS students will be proficient in reading and math, and they will double the number of advanced students in the district.

2. Invest in Struggling Schools. DCPS’ 40 lowest-performing schools will increase proficiency rates by 40 percentage points.

3. Increase Graduation Rate. At least 75% of entering 9th graders will graduate from high school in four years.

4. Improve Satisfaction. 90% of students will say they like their school.

5. Increase Enrollment. DCPS will increase its enrollment over five years.