Excel Academy Public School
Excel Academy Public School (www.excelps.org) is the first all-female public charter school in the District of Columbia. Founded a decade ago, they teach over 700 students from kindergarten through 8th grade. Located in Barry Farm in SE DC, they serve some of the most vulnerable students in our city, including some of the 4000 District students who are homeless.
Since 2015, it has been GPC’s privilege to partner with the leaders of Excel to help give students access to essential resources for learning, including music and arts supplies, musical performance opportunities, and even a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and hear from civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga).

Central Union Mission Backpack Drive

GPC also packs over 100 backpacks each year to give to students going back to school through the DC Central Union Mission. School supplies are a major family expensive, and receiving backpacks will help children to succeed in school with the basic resources we need. We pack the backpacks one Sunday after worship during the summer and deliver the backpacks later in the week.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing across the country and around the world. Here in DC, safe, affordable housing is particularly safe. Families in need of housing and volunteers partner together to build a house, and Habitat for Humanity facilitates low-interest, affordable mortgages for families. Volunteer build hours and donations make this possible.