Monthly Archives: March 2012

CDI Class of 2013 at the Winkler Botanical Preserve

Many thanks to Jodie Smolik and the incredible staff at the Winkler Botanical Preserve. CDI’s Class of 2013 Scholars and the counselors enjoyed quite a day today, ziplining, rope climbing, and playing something called Capture the Chicken. Here are some photos. Have a great weekend!

CDI at the Rock N’ Roll Marathon-Health and Fitness Expo

On Thursday, March 15th the CDI team and 16 CDI Scholars volunteered at the Rock N’ Roll Marathon-Health and Fitness Expo at the DC Armory.  2013 Scholars, 2012 Scholars, and College Scholars all participated in this community service event. The Health and Fitness Expo is where runners go to pick up their race bibs, T-shirts, and goodie bags. Each of the volunteers gave runners their bibs and answered a variety of race questions. With thousands of people running the marathon, half marathon, and relays, the Scholars were all very busy helping the runners get their gear. They volunteered from 3:15p.m.-7:15p.m. and returned back to the CDI office around 8:00p.m.

The race organization graciously donated $5 to CDI per volunteer. With all the Scholars who participated, we were able to raise $95. Both Scholars and counselors had a great time volunteering for this event and hope to participate again next year.

Here are a few pictures from the Expo!

New Scholar Kevin Iglesias


New Scholar Thyra Thanos


Class of 2012 Scholar Rundell Douglas

CDI Welcomes the Class of 2013!

Collegiate Directions is pleased to welcome the CDI Class of 2013 into the CDI family. After a rigorous application review process–which includes interviews with prospective Scholars and home visits with their families–CDI counselors selected the following Scholars from our six partner Schools into the program.  This year’s application pool was one of our most competitive to date.

Andaya, Roberto Albert Einstein HS
Asfaha, Samuele Wheaton HS
Avila, Karla Albert Einstein HS
Ejigu, Selome Albert Einstein HS
Esayas, Nolawit Paint Branch HS
Flamenco, Evelin Albert Einstein HS
Fuentes, Erica Albert Einstein HS
Gebremariam, Hana Albert Einstein HS
Gosh, Iris (Jenny) Albert Einstein HS
Gutierrez, Esther Springbrook HS
Ibrahim, Ahmedin Wheaton HS
Iglesias, Kevin Wheaton HS
Joshi, Prashant Paint Branch HS
Larios, Nicole Paint Branch HS
Lee, Bo-Eun Walter Johnson HS
Lumbuku, Ekhe Michael Walter Johnson
Martinez, Graciela Wheaton HS
Nicol, Sharon Paint Branch HS
Olivera, Lenin Springbrook
Pelap, Stephane John F. Kennedy HS
Romero, Katherine John F. Kennedy HS
Serpas, Rebeca Springbrook HS
Tanos, Thyra Wheaton HS
Thanki, Naitik Paint Branch HS
Vasquez, Janet Wheaton HS
 Zavala, Jessica Paint Branch HS

CDI Annual Benefit: Thank You to Our Patrons

Helping Scholars Find Their Way.

CDI would like to thank the following individuals, organizations, and corporations that signed on as Annual Spring Benefit event Patrons:

Clark Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Elizabeth & Michael Galvin
Accolade Partners
Sarah and Winthrop Brown
CityBridge Foundation
Nancy and Robert Carr
Mary and Armeane Choksi
Mary Graham
Carol and Eugene Ludwig
Nina and Jonathan Marks
Quadrangle Development Corp.
Tori Winkler Thomas
The Washington Post Company
Toni and Lee Verstandig
Andrea and Stephen Weiswasser
Bank of Georgetown
Carr Properties
Carla Elliott-Neely
Wendy and Fred Goldberg
Mary and Robert Haft
Melanie and Lawrence Nussdorf
Qatar Foundation International
Jean and Thomas Rutherfoord
Sanford and Doris Slavin Foundation