The College Gurl Foundation’s (CGF) in partnership with DC Department of Parks & Recreation’s (DPR) is creating opportunities for DC residents in underserved communities to have universal access to life-changing recreational programs and services. The Rec for All Program providescreative activities, exposure, recreational programs, and positive interactions that are critical pathways to participants’ success! Our recreational programs contribute to the overall well-being of DC residents as they provide opportunities for participants to engage in healthy, active, and social activities, which has a positive impact on physical and mental health.
The College Gurl Foundation opened my eyes to more than I could imagine. It taught me to never give up, congratulate yourself, and to keep pushing because the sky's the limit.” - Selah 2021 CGF Alumni (Alabama State University ℅ 2025)
“Without Ms. Jessica’s and CGF staff's tireless work ethic and dedication I would be scrambling to decide what university is perfect for me.” - Cameron 2021 CGF Alumni (University of Rochester Posse Scholar ℅ 2025)
“CGF has had a huge impact on my life because I was able to visit colleges, travel outside the DMV, get a taste of college, meet new people and gain connections.” - Najae 2021 CGF Alumni (Ohio University ℅ 2025)
“CGF not only exposed me to college, but introduced me to people I will communicate with for the rest of my life. I know CGF will continue to support me as I go onto the next level of my educational career.” - Imani Thomas 2021 CGF Alumni (Delaware State University ℅ 2025)
The DOES Pathways Program is designed to assist out-of-school and out-of-work District residents ages 18-24 by combining occupational training, life skills development, and work readiness instructions to connect them back to the world of work successfully. In Summer 2022, The College Gurl Foundation had an opportunity to educate District residents through a six week series.