Starting today, Ward 8 families with a student in a Ward 8-based elementary or middle public, private or charter school can enroll in EduSaveDC and receive as much as $1,800 in the next 12 months to help save for a child's college education. This program is run by Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) in collaboration with the 11th Street Bridge Park, a project of the Ward 8 non-profit Building Bridges Across the River.Read More
Irfana Jetha Noorani is the Deputy Director of the 11th Street Bridge Park project with Building Bridges Across the River, a member of the Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative. She will be featured in an upcoming national webinar on August 7 at 1:00 PM titled, “How a Park Can Prevent Cultural Gentrification.”Read More
The Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative is interested in the role that Anacostia Park and other open spaces in Ward 7 and Ward 8 of the District can play in improving our communities. We believe that the Anacostia River and its waterfront parks, as well as our other neighborhood parks, can provide immense benefits to residents if improved in the right way.
We aren’t the only people thinking like this. Four big foundations recently put $40 million into a project called Reimagining the Civic Commons that leverages “the power of the civic commons to produce increased and more equitably shared prosperity” in four U.S. cities. After working in several cities since 2016, this project has published some lessons-learned that apply very much to us here in the District.Read More
Read the details associated with the six projects in Ward 7 and Ward 8 which are part of Mayor Bowser's latest affordable housing creation and preservation effort.Read More