TIS Foundation education programs focus on removing barriers to students achieving their academic and economic potential. Our approach targets the parent and their children living in low-wealth communities where students are often challenged by social issues and inadequate educational services at public schools.

TIS Foundation Parent Engagement Program

TIS Foundation offers parent engagement sessions to families in the Greater Washington, DC region.  The goal of our program is to equip parents with information and skills to increase confidence and self-sufficiency in managing child behavior. Well-trained parents are instrumental in the success of their children.

  • Our parent training follows a well-established, evidence-based curriculum to parent training. Weekly core sessions review the basic principles of behavior change and methods for managing environments for optimal growth and learning. 
  • Sessions involve instructor-led group instruction and incorporate the use of video vignettes to illustrate concepts and teach observational skills, completion of skill-specific activity sheets, and parent homework assignments. 
  • Core sessions are brief (between 60-90 mins each) to ensure parents can attend without too much disruption to their schedules.
  • These sessions will serve to benefit any parent hoping to create a well-managed home environment for their loved ones! 

TIS Inspiring Futures Academy

TIS Foundation supports academic, social enrichment and athletic programs for youth in low-income neighborhoods to support early preparation for the transition to post-secondary education environments and the workplace. The purpose of TIS Inspiring Futures Academy is to help end the cycle of intergenerational poverty in some of the most vulnerable communities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) Region. TIS Inspiring Futures Academy focuses on improving academic performance, developing critical soft skills, and providing early exposure to jobs in high-demand industries. The goal is to improve strengths and significantly reduce behaviors that can prohibit low-wealth youth from gaining access to and succeeding in traditional post-secondary academic and professional settings. MORE

TIS Foundation HBCU Scholarship Program

TIS Foundation committed $1 million to provide scholarships to five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)—Bowie State University, Elizabeth City State University, Howard University, Morgan State University, and University of the District of Columbia. Over the next ten years, TIS Foundation will award 25 scholarships each year to students attending these HBCUs. The goal is to help ensure that first-generation and low-income students with strong academic performance have the opportunity to obtain a four-year degree.

TIS Foundation HBCU Scholars receive up to $4,000 per year. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at Bowie State University, Elizabeth City State University, Howard University, Morgan State University or University of the District of Columbia.
  • Be a sophomore, junior or senior.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Contact your college or university for further information about how to apply.