Empowering Males of Color is a DC Public Schools initiative, bringing together school and district leaders to implement strategies that will ensure the success of black and latino male students. The goal is to prepare males of color for college, career and life beyond DCPS. Marshall Moya Design was commissioned to create a crest for the school that bears the EMOC name and will serve this deserving population. The strong symbolism of the lion is juxtaposed with words that represent the school's motto. With a color palette that represents royalty and excellence the logo conveys the honorable mission of the school and program.