Our Mission

Community Scholar’s mission is to meaningfully and expeditiously raise the grades of all students.

Our method is deeply rooted in community engagement. We build a community around each student to bring them academic success. In short, we provide the structure for parents, tutors, teachers and school administrations to coordinate their support of each student. From the student’s perspective, she will feel like she is part of a community that cares about her success, which in turn gives her the motivation to go further.

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Our Impact

In just a short period of time, we have raised the test scores of dozens of students, ensuring they pass their standardized tests. Our impact lasts the entire lifetime of each student who participates.



children impacted

87 students have been tutored in this program across 3 schools by 40+ volunteers



Years Serving washington, dc area

Amidon-Bowen ES, Capitol Hill Montessori, Noyes ES, Moten ES



Core areas - mathEMATICS and ela

Currently providing tutoring for mathematics and English, Language, Arts (ELA)


Our Programs


We currently provide tutoring in mathematics and English, Language Arts (ELA) for grades 3 and 4. The goal of the tutoring program is to help students achieve at least a level 4 (Met Expectations) on their PARCC exams and to excel in their periodic assessments. Students are placed into groups of 4 if they are performing at or slightly below grade level and maximum groups of 2 if they are well below grade level. Parents are highly encouraged to participate in tutoring sessions. Parents are also actively engaged by tutors outside of the tutoring session to keep the momentum going.

Volunteer tutors are generally members of the community or parents within the school. Depending on the school, there will be paid tutors if volunteers are not available.


We provide logistical and other support for mentoring and after school clubs.


There are numerous programs available for students and families. Too often families in need of additional services don’t find them easily. We will provide referrals to other non-profits or government agencies for needs outside our scope or capabilities.


“I just wanted to thank you for all the work you are doing with my third graders. All of them have made some kind of improvement on their middle of the year assessment. Between the work we're doing in the classroom and the work you're doing with them, our third years will finish out the year strong.”

Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan

“Tatiana was able to not only move to the advanced math group, but acted as a peer helper in the advanced group. She already came in knowing rounding and was helping others.”

Amidon-Bowen Elementary School



Get Involved

Tutors, potential grantors and anyone who would like to help can contact us at We will respond quickly to answer any questions about the program you might have and to let you know of current or upcoming volunteer opportunities.


Volunteer opportunities

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Help us pass our math and English tests!