After a six year absence, RISE-DC is returning to the Maya Angelou Public Charter School, where RISE-DC served from 2001-07. I am seen here with Maya’s director of instruction, Mario Jackson. RISE-DC will be working with Maya’s Young Adult Learning Center, on East Capitol Street in a state of the art campus built for older youth. All of these scholars are either trying to raise their math or reading skills in preparation for vocational training, or they are preparing for their General Educational Development (GED) exam. RISE-DC’s experienced instructors are an excellent fit for this partnership. Maya’s students are approximately 25% special education, and over 90% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.