Did you know that there are 47 community dining sites in DC where adults 60 and older can eat a free, hot lunch regardless of income?
Closest Location to Langston:
1400 Florida Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
Learn more about the program from this article in Washington City Paper.
Mayor Bowser Kicks Off Application Period for 2018 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program
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Young Washingtonians Can Apply to Participate in 2018 MBSYEP Until Saturday, February 24, 2018
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Mayor Muriel Bowser today officially kicked off the application period for youth and employers who want to participate in the 2018 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP). Beginning at 12:00 p.m. today, District youth ages 14 to 24 and employers may apply online for MBSYEP 2018 at summerjobs.dc.gov. Applications will be accepted until Saturday, February 24, 2018.
“The Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program gives young Washingtonians a unique opportunity to learn from other professionals, connect with mentors, and gain meaningful work experience – all while getting paid,” said Mayor Bowser.“While it is only January and summer may seem far away, before we know it, school will be letting out. When summer arrives, we want all our young people to have the opportunity to participate in experiences that set them up for success and keep them safe.”
MBSYEP is a locally-funded initiative that provides young people in DC with six weeks of enriching and constructive summer work experience through subsidized placements in the private and public sectors. The program partners with hundreds of DC employers who are uniquely positioned to provide relevant training and guidance to DC’s youth in order to help them develop the positive work habits and job skills necessary to secure future employment. In 2017, nearly 11,500 young Washingtonians participated in MBSYEP, working more than 1.3 million total hours. Additionally, last year, the program rolled out two new technology platforms, CareerEdge and JabaTalks, allowing participants to use their mobile devices to complete professional development sessions, practice job interviews, and connect with employers.
In 2015, Mayor Bowser expanded the program to include District residents ages 22-24. In 2017, the same year the expansion became permanent, 1,000 DC youth ages 22-24 earned more than $1.8 million in wages through the program. Many of these young people came from Wards 7 and 8, where unemployment rates and the opportunity gap are the highest.
Additionally, in 2017, MBSYEP launched the Mayor’s Opportunity Scholarship, a pilot program designed to support MBSYEP participants in their post-secondary endeavors. Seventy-three recipients of the inaugural scholarship received a total of $150,000 for college, training, and military programs.
MBSYEP 2018 will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 and end on Friday, August 3, 2018.
Updated with video below on 1/26/2018 at 10:51 AM.
During a meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Board on January 25, members of the board postponed taking a final vote on the Proposed Kingman Park Historic District until at least March 22, 2018. Several members of the board expressed doubt that final action will be taken at the March meeting and have instructed the Office of Planning to continue working with the applicants on community outreach and education.
In front of a packed room, the board expressed reservations about community outreach and support. Board members also had questions about the boundaries proposed by the applicant and how they compare to newly released recommendations from the Historic Preservation Office (HPO). Several board members expressed a preference for the boundaries in the plan submitted by HPO while others await additional information.
Langston Civic Association president, Sydelle Moore testified before the panel about community concerns and fielded questions from board members about upcoming development in the area surrounding Hechinger Mall.
The meeting ran an additional 2 hours beyond the scheduled 12 PM end time to hear community comments and concerns most of which were against the proposal or requests for additional information.
A video of the hearing is now available:
The Historic Preservation Office (HPO) has just released their review of the application for the Proposed Kingman Park Historic District. The updated boundaries recommended by HPO reflect some of the important community feedback from the Langston Civic Association and other nearby groups.
You can read the full report below that evaluates the application by the Kingman Park Civic Association (KPCA). The report addresses both the substantive proposal and related procedural and planning concerns.
First, the report analyzes the historical and architectural significance of the proposed historic district under the written criteria for designation used by the Historic Preservation Review Board and the National Register of Historic Places.
Secondly, the report looks at the proposed boundaries, the period of significance, building integrity, and other issues raised by the nomination. Then it addresses public involvement and planning considerations, and finally, it presents recommendations for the Review Board to consider at its meeting on January 25, 2018.
A public hearing regarding the historic district nomination is scheduled for January 25, 2018 at 441 4th Street NW (One Judiciary Square), Room 220 South.
Learn more about the Proposed Historic District
Read the Full Report.
View the Applicant's requested boundaries and HPO's recommended boundaries below:
WHAT: 12th Annual MLK Peace Walk and Parade
WHEN: Monday, January 15, 2018
Start Location: Anacostia Park (Good Hope Road Entrance)
End Location: Barry Farms Recreation Center (1230 Sumner Road SE)
To rsvp, please visit: https://2018mlkdayparade.eventbrite.com