Join us for our 8th annual "Pep Rally Under the Stars" Gala on May 31, 2019! Generation Hope’s signature event supports our work of helping D.C. area teen parents become college graduates while also helping their children become kindergarten rock stars. The gala brings together 650 attendees and features great food, dancing, a silent auction, and an opportunity to meet our inspiring Scholars. Every dollar raised will impact two generations -- helping a young parent and their child defy the odds and thrive through education. 

Event Co-Chairs
Karen Nussle & Brandy Carlson


sponsor the gala

The gala will be held at the Washington Hilton Hotel and is attended by 650 guests who include leading figures from the political, media, entertainment, education, and business worlds -- all joined together to celebrate education and our vital work and mission. This year’s emcee is James MacGregor, Vice President of Local Markets for American Business Journals.



Bring your friends, meet our amazing Scholars and take part in this inspiring evening. Tickets, tables, and sponsorships are on sale now. Tickets include a general reception, dinner, silent auction, dancing, and more. Early bird pricing ends on May 21st!



The gala raises much-needed funds to support Generation Hope. Our two-generation model helps D.C. area-teen parents become college graduates while also helping their children enter kindergarten ready. Your support of “Pep Rally Under the Stars” and throughout the year ensures we can continue providing life-changing services to our community’s most vulnerable families.


Friday May 31, 2019

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue., NW,
Washington, D.C. 20009

President’s Reception at 6:00pm
Main Doors open at 6:30pm

Metro Station (Dupont Circle):

The Dupont Circle Metro Station on the Red Line is closest Metro Station to the hotel. Exit at the north end of the Station to Q Street and walk four blocks north on Connecticut Avenue to Hilton Washington, located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue.


Contact Katherine Eklund at (202) 897-4574.
Learn about “Pep Rally Under the Stars” sponsorship opportunities HERE