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Project Discovery: Empowerment & College Preparation

Prepares and motivates low-income and first generation college-eligible students to access opportunities in higher education.

College, Project Discovery ImageEmpowerment & College Preparation

Based at T.C. Williams High School and the Minnie Howard 9th Grade Center, Project Discovery prepares and motivates low income and first generation college-eligible students to access opportunities in higher education.  Through workshops and trips to college campuses, Project Discovery provides vital information about how to set and achieve educational goals. This program is supported by a Project Discover Advisory Board whose mission is to raise funds, promote community involvement and foster positive public relations.

For more information, call 703.746.5970 or email


Project Discovery, a college preparatory program for at-risk youth, requests for donations to program initiatives such as college access workshops, visits to colleges and universities and book scholarships for graduating senior and alumni. 

Project Discovery Annual Legacy Scholarship Fundraiser

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 5 p.m., the Advisory Board will host the annual Legacy Scholarship and Program Fundraiser at the Departmental Progress Club, 411 Gibbon Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. This fun-filled event will feature: Janine Gilbert-Carter, international gospel and jazz vocalist; TyRone “Hollywood” Brown, Harlem Globetrotter Alumnus; and poet Reggie Sellers (I’ma Poet). Michael Casey, Ed.D., Director of the Alexandria City Public School Shelter Care Home School Educational Program will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Legacy Scholarship Flyer

Project Discovery Walkathon

Each spring, the City of Alexandria hosts a Walkathon, the proceeds of which benefit Project Discovery. Ninety-one percent of last year’s Project Discovery graduating seniors continued their education at two- or four-year colleges or technical schools. The date for the 2016 Walkathon is Saturday, April 23, 2016 (tentative) at Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304.

Make a donation to support the 2016 Walkathon

Collect pledges for the Walkathon towards your fundraising goal