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WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza aired a piece on October 20, 2014 on "How D.C. Became a Leader in Adult Charter Schools," featuring Academy of Hope's Chief Executive Officer, Lecester Johnson.

Washington Post columnist, Mr. Robert McCartney, visited Academy of Hope and talked to staff, teachers and students regarding the GED test and the implications of its recent overhaul.  Read his column "Changes in GED test make it harder for adults to get high school credential needed for jobs", published in hardcopy on March 30, 2014. 

"Escaping the Plight of the Working Poor"Deutsche Welle, Jan. 29, 2014

Academy of Hope's executive director, Lecester Johnson, is the recipient of the 2014 Legacy of a Dream Award, conferred by Georgetown University to recognize the region's emerging leaders who are making a difference in solving some of DC's most pressing challenges.  Watch this video about Lecester, her work and the award.


"Georgetown University Celebrates MLK with Dream Award: Academy of Hope Director to be Honored"The Washington Informer. Jan. 15,2014


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