A support network for DCPS alumni, to college and beyond

DCPS Persists helps DCPS alumni get connected to each other and to what’s going on at DCPS. All DCPS graduates can join the DCPS Alumni Network, a database of alumni that helps fellow grads connect for college tips, career information, and ways to give back to current DCPS students.

Alums can also sign up to receive Forever DCPS, a monthly email newsletter that shares highlights of what’s happening at DC Public Schools and ways for you to stay involved.

Coaches in your corner

Through DCPS Persists, 750 eligible students per graduating class are matched with Coaches who help them make the transition to college and find out what academic, financial, and other resources are available on their new college campus. Coaches work with students for the first two years of college to build the knowledge and self-advocacy skills that support the student until graduation.

DCPS Persists Coaches are matched with students based on their college, so Coaches get to know the place students are studying to help them get the best out of their college experience. Each DCPS Persists Coach has years of experience working with high school and college students.