First Quarter 2013 Report

Middle School Students and Their Parents Are Learning Together 

  • The Higher Achievement Program has found new space to house their growing after-school and summer education enrichment programs. This will mean additional tutoring, mentoring, and counseling for thousands of middle school students.
  • The Washington Middle School for Girls is teaching parents how to use computers and providing computers for their homes. Parents can stay on top of their children’s assignments, attendance, and grades.

More People Will be Able to Walk to Concerts and the Doctor’s Office¬†

  • The Anacostia Arts and Cultural Center is now open at the Anacostia Gateway on Good Hope, S.E. – joining Honfleur Gallery, The Hive, VIVID Solutions, DC Archival Print Lab and the LUMENS8 Anacostia Festival.
  • The new Conway Health and Resource Center (primary and specialty care) in Bellevue is well under construction and will open its doors in late 2013.

People are Renting and Buying Affordable Homes

  • 29 homeless veterans are moving into their newly renovated apartments at Fendall Heights in Anacostia.
  • 25 young mothers who are aging out of foster care are moving into their new apartments, with childcare on-site, at the Talitha Koum Cooperative.
  • 3 Tenant Associations (156 families) are resting easier because they are able to stay in their affordable apartments in Brightwood and Mt. Pleasant.
  • 5 first-time homebuyers are experiencing the “American Dream.”
  • The iconic Edgewood Terrace Apartments will undergo extensive renovations and a redesign that will include a community garden and state-of-the-art play areas.
  • It is often a struggle for those with special needs to find their place in our neighborhoods, but soon 56 households will be moving into their newly renovated affordable apartments in Adams Morgan and Marshall Heights.

Our nonprofit partners are: ARCH Development Corporation, Community of Hope, Community Preservation and Development Corporation, Higher Achievement Program, So Others Might Eat, The Elizabeth Ministry, Transitional Housing Corporation, Washington Middle School for Girls.