Since its incorporation in 2000, City Gate has worked to open doors of opportunity and empowerment for disadvantaged children and families, helping them access more fully the life and benefits of the larger community. We have a strong track record of engaging at-risk youth grades K-12 in quality afterschool and summer day camp programs that focus on academics, social-emotional learning, life skills development, and off-site expeditionary learning. Our programs provide a safe, structured environment where youth are empowered to realize their potential and become caring, confident, responsible adults.
Our mission is to engage and empower at-risk youth and families impacted by poverty to access the resources and opportunities of the larger community.
Our free after school programs provide a safe space for youth to learn and grow.
Our free summer day camps, which operate for 6 weeks during summer vacation, are a great way for kids to have fun, learn, and explore the city.
City Gate strives to stay connected with the families of our students, increasing parent involvement.
City Gate DC
City Gate is proud to have been a part of the Washington D.C. community since 2000. Throughout our 20 year history, many things have changed; however, we have never wavered in our dedication to empowering disadvantaged youth through educational programs. What started out as a vision by our Founder and President, Dr. Lynn Bergfalk, has become an organization that served 400 children and youth last year. We have also expanded to program sites throughout Wards 7 and 8. We are located in public schools, community rooms in public housing, community centers, and church facilities.