Washington, D.C. Trip

Bringing Education To Life!

For over 12 years La Causa Charter School has been part of a nationwide educational experience and we’re excited to keep the tradition going. The 8th-grade trip to Washington, D.C. offers a remarkable opportunity for students to bridge classroom learning with real-world events. For some students, it represents a chance at a life-changing experience, for many of our students this is their first travel experience outside of Wisconsin. This trip provides a tangible connection to American history, government, and culture by visiting iconic landmarks, memorials, and institutions. Beyond that, it’s a shared experience that unites 8th graders from across the country, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of our nation’s heritage while creating lasting memories and connections with peers.

You can create the experience of a lifetime!

  • La Causa Charter School Washington D.C. Trip Fundraiser

Come along on an amazing trip with La Causa Charter School’s 8th-grade students as they explore Washington D.C. This special journey is made possible thanks to support from parents and our community. Students will have fun while learning about science and technology at cool places like the NASA Goddard Visitor Center and the National Cryptologic Museum. The trip isn’t just about visiting places – it’s about discovering history and culture at famous spots like the United States Capitol and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Teachers will guide students and help them see the world in a bigger way, giving them skills they’ll need for the future. At La Causa Charter School, we believe in making learning fun and exciting for all our students.

Educational Experiences Have Included:

  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Black Lives Matter Plaza
  • Georgetown University
  • Korean War Veteran Memorial
  • Library of Congress
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Marine Corps War Memorial
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • NASA Goddard Flight Space Center
  • National Cryptologic Museum
  • Pentagon Memorial
  • Ronald Reagan International Trade Center
  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
  • Smithsonian National Zoological Park
  • Supreme Court
  • United States Capitol Building
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Vietnam Veteran Memorial
  • White House
  • World War II Memorial

Overall, I really enjoyed the trip. The college we visited was amazing. The campus was so big it had everything you could imagine. The Holocaust Museum made me sad, but I learned a lot. We also saw the memorial of WWl and WW2, The NASA Cryptologic Museum was cool, and the Library of Congress with the tomb of the lost soldiers was also cool. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. This was the first time traveling without my family, but it was amazing. I was grateful that I was able to go.


I learned a lot when I went to Washington, D.C. I never knew how much it really meant to people until I went to Washington… The trip was a valuable experience. I am glad I got to go. It was a good place to go to learn about the American history. I encourage 8th graders who can go to take the chance.


On our Washington, D.C. trip, I enjoyed going to the Cryptologic Museum. We learned how to decode sentences. We had some activities that were fun. The people there were so nice, I hope that next year’s students get to meet them! We got to do a scavenger hunt where we learned at the same time! It was so fun to be able to walk around the museum to find the information. I wish we could’ve gone again.


I also learned how to write different coded messages. One of my favorite places we went to was the Capitol building. We got a tour of the building, and I enjoyed looking at all the different art and learning about how it was made and why.


The NASA Goddard Visitor Center is my favorite place to be in the trip because the space and the solar system is my favorite topic. I enjoy the fact that there was an area where you can create your own planet and locate it how long the distance it would be from earth and what type of planet it is.


On our Washington DC trip, I enjoyed everything. The whole trip was filled with amazing information. The memorials, tours, and museums were so educational, ana I learned a lot. One of my favorite museums was the Holocaust Museum. One thing I remember seeing (we saw so much that I can only remember so much) was all the shoes of the victims. They were dirty and ripped and seeing that in real life is so different than hearing about it. For this I am very thankful I was able to go on this trip.


My favorite place we went to was the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It had a lot of interesting facts about what happened during the Holocaust and how sad it was. Seeing the different exhibits and floors that showed the chronological events that happened helped my understanding of the Holocaust. I also liked the fact that we got a passport with facts about a person who lived during it.


Investment Opportunities

  • $1,000 Yearbook Sponsor
  • $500 Student Sponsor
  • $250 Meal Sponsor
  • $100 Travel Sponsor

For more information, please contact:

Salma Hernandez at SalmaH@lacausa.org or Luis Roman at LuisR@lacausa.org.

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