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!


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. It aims to encourage a balance of talent with drive; ambition with grit and passion with practicality by rewarding hard working, well rounded students that exhibit strength of character. Winners are eligible to participate in the Frank Creighton Mentor Program. The program matches scholars with “Friends of Frank” who serve as mentors, providing 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. 


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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.

Sponsor a Career and College Counselor

An on-site career and college readiness counselor to assist students with identifying internships and providing post-secondary college and career assistance will be a valuable additional staff position.

Sponsor an Academic Program

Some students may need additional academic support during the school year. A sponsorship will ensure at least 10 students have access to tutors, Saturday classes, and summer programming.

Sponsor a Service Program

Approximately 20 students 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.

Sponsor a Trade

Purchase architectural software licensing or exam certification expenses for approximately 15 students.

Sponsor a School Club

Allow approximately 15 students the opportunity to participate in an extracurricular activity.

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.