Thank you for visiting our new website. It officially launched on February 5th of 2014. We are excited about the website itself, which was designed by, and about our mission.

To make it really simple, on the education side, we are pursuing more dramatic and faster improvements to student achievement in the District’s public and charter schools. Every research effort we make and every program we conduct or underwrite must show a direct and measurable line to improved academic performance. We have initially launched several programs such as our after-school computer programming classes that we are confident will improve student achievement in both the short-run and over time.

While our immediate goal is a 100% graduation rate from high school, that ultimately is not enough. Each District 12th grader must graduate from a District high school properly prepared for a four-year college career, success in a post secondary technical training program, an apprenticeship, a career in the military, or a living-wage job in the local economy.

On the workforce development side of our efforts, we strive to ensure that every District resident has the skills needed to command a true living wage.

We are very much looking for volunteers to help administer and run our programs. If you would be interested in volunteering, click on the “Get Involved” button at the top of this page. If you would be interested in making a financial contribution to help us advance our research agenda and programming, click on the “Contribute” button at the top of this page.

Thank you for visiting our site. We hope you’ll visit on a regular basis as we’ll be adding content on a regular basis.

Be sue to check out our Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ pages by following the links at the bottom of the page.

Dave Oberting


Economic Growth DC Foundation


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