IDEA Public Charter School

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1027 45th St. NE, Washington, DC 20019 Phone: 202-399-4750
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How to Help

IDEA is grateful for the voluntary, financial, and in-kind support we receive from families, communities, and institutions. Thank you for your contribution!


Sponsor IDEA 

Be a part of the team to ensure students have access to state-of-the-art facilities. Sponsorship opportunities include building renovations, classroom upgrades, and technology expansion.


Scholars may need additional academic support during the school year. A sponsorship will ensure scholars have access to tutors, Saturday classes, and summer programming.

Service Learning

Scholars will be able to participate in an internship or extended learning project that will complement their technical skills. This sponsorship may be in-kind or financial.


Purchase architectural software licensing or exam certification expenses.

School Clubs

Enable scholars the opportunity to participate in an extracurricular activity.


Frank Creighton Memorial Scholarship
The Frank Creighton Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating IDEA senior who demonstrates need, merit, and a plan for continued education. The scholarship aims to encourage a balance of talent with drive, ambition with grit, and passion with practicality by rewarding hard-working, well-rounded students who exhibit strength of character. The program matches scholars with mentors who provide consistent and meaningful support for student success.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the Frank Creighton Memorial Scholarship Fund please donate securely via IDEA's PayPal page here. 

Karen Owens Scholarship

The Karen Owens Scholarship is sponsored by IDEA Board Member David Owens in honor of his wife Karen, who strongly supported education as the key to success for African-American students.


Booker T. Washington Scholarship

The Booker T. Washington Scholarship, awarded to a scholar who has been accepted college, earned a B or higher and held a leadership role in JROTC. This scholarship is sponsored by Colonel William Dexter, who previously served as IDEA’s principal, deputy director, and founding board member.


Stroman-Travers “Vigor, Vim, Vitality” Scholarship

This scholarship honors the late US Air Force Chief Senior Master SGT David Lee Stroman and US Army SFC (R) Carroll Travers, who was one of IDEA’s founders.


Support IDEA by designating #26032 on your CFC pledge card.

For more information on how to support IDEA, please contact Head of School/CEO Justin Rydstrom at or 202.399.4750.