Workshop on Environmental Gentrification: The Case of Anacostia

Workshop on Environmental Gentrification: The Case of Anacostia

The overlap of environmental restoration and equitable development is at the core of APACC’s shared work. If you are interested in learning more about these issues from new perspectives, several Jewish organizations are planning a workshop entitled “Environmental Gentrification: The Case of Anacostia” on April 2 from 6:30-8:30pm.

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Coming this week: Mayor Bowser's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

Coming this week: Mayor Bowser's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

According to her office, Mayor Muriel Bowser will present her “State of the District” address this evening before she presents her Fiscal Year 2020 budget on Wednesday. We hope that the proposed FY2020 budget will include funding that accelerates the cleanup of the Anacostia River, enhances parklands along the river and leads to equitable growth of neighborhoods in Wards 7 and 8.

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Why History Matters in Equitable Development Planning

Why History Matters in Equitable Development Planning

The organization planning the 11th Street Bridge Park is an APACC member, and they were recently featured in a new article on Next City, “Why History Matters in Equitable Development Planning.” The article highlights a recent study done by the Urban Institute - also on APACC’s roster - that puts the equitable development planning efforts associated with the Bridge Park in historical context.

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Want to work in the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens?

Want to work in the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens?

The Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is looking for a new staff member to help run their Naturefest Spring Break program as well as their Summer Camps. The Aquatic Gardens are one of DC’s most beautiful spaces, and the programs that the Friends offer serve kids from nearby neighborhoods and beyond.

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Two Committee on Recreation and Youth Affairs oversight hearing changes

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On Wednesday, February 6, the Committee on Recreation and Youth Affairs (Ward 8 CM Trayon White, chair) rescheduled to oversight hearings:

  • Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity, Wednesday, February 20 (NEW DATE), 11:00 am

  • Department of Parks and Recreation, Friday, February 22 (NEW DATE), 11:00 am

As always, confirm the date and time of hearings before you head to JAWB.