Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School (2007)

Washington, DC

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NMTC Amount: $13,314,014

Est. Total Project Cost: $14,720,629

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Financing for a new facility for the Thurgood Marshall Academy (TMA), DC’s first law-related charter school. TMA was founded in DC’s Anacostia neighborhood in 2001 with a mission to prepare students to succeed in college and actively engage in a democratic society. After originally meeting in a rented church building, TMA, through the use of the New Markets Tax Credits now have a school with modern classrooms and other amenities in a permanent facility. The project involved the acquisition and renovation of the historic Nichols Avenue Elementary School building. The TMA facility includes modern classrooms, a gym, science labs, a 10,000-volume library, and a moot court room for the school’s 320 students. TMA is now one of the best public high schools in the District, with a 100% college acceptance rate for its first two graduating classes and above-average standardized test scores.

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