Double Discovery Center


Educating Children of Promise since 1965


DDC Statistics

Student Demographics

Academic Achievements

  • Annually, over 90% of high school seniors participating in Double Discovery graduate from high school on time and enter college the following fall semester. This surpasses city, state and national outcomes for low-income, first-generation college-bound and minority students.
  • As of 2019, the Double Discovery Center has made college access and success a reality for over 15,000 individuals.  Our students graduated from the best colleges and universities in the country: 

o Brown University
o Columbia University
o Cornell University
o Dartmouth College
o De Paul University
o Fordham University
o Harvard University
o Long Island University
o New York University
o University of Pennsylvania 
o University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
o Yale University

  • Between 2001 and 2018 alone, over 120 DDC alumni received advanced degrees – 110 Master’s degrees and 12 PhDs – from institutions including: Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Columbia University, Howard University, University of Michigan, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The University of Pennsylvania, The City University of New York, and The State University of New York.
  • Students in our Class of 2019 were accepted to more than 106 colleges and across all of the schools to which they were admitted, they received $3.5 million in financial aid in terms of grants and scholarships.   The grants and scholarships that they are receiving from only those institutions to which they committed total $1,169,773.  Students will be attending: Barnard College, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Fordham University, Hamilton College (2 students), NYU (3 students), and The University of Rochester - (4 students) to name a few.