Community College Preparatory Academy, the only adult charter school in the United States, gives adults of all ages living east of the Anacostia River an opportunity to attain their high school diploma and prepare for college-level work. Connie Spinner, founding executive director, launched the program after seeing students struggle at the University of the District of Columbia. This video features commentary from Spinner and students enrolled at Community College Preparatory Academy.
Sam P.K. Collins
Sam P.K. Collins is a grassroots journalist with multidisciplinary experience as a writer, editor, producer, researcher, and filmmaker. AllEyesOnDC serves as part of his effort to shed light on issues that affect people of African descent in the D.C. metropolitan region through words and film. This mission crystallized during college and subsequent professional experiences. Sam’s previous experience includes writing reports of President Barack Obama’s activities as a White House press pool reporter for American Urban Radio Networks. He has also had stints at ThinkProgress, National Public Radio and NBC Universal. Sam holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and a master’s degree in public policy from The George Washington University. There, he founded ACE Magazine, a multicultural campus publication. Sam is a native Washingtonian of Liberian descent.