On Friday, April 6th, please join the DC Prevention Center Ward 5/6’s Spring Fling at Rosedale from 5pm to 8pm. The evening will be filled with performances, creative art exhibits, a fashion show and more.
The Langston Civic Association applied and was accepted to the Anacostia Watershed Society's s environmental education and community beautification program. One aspect of the program helps communities design and paint several small murals on storm drains in the neighborhood. Please give us your feedback about the type of art and messages you would like to see.
These murals last for a long time, so please select images that you would be proud to see for years to come.
The DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862 ended slavery in Washington, DC, freed 3,100 individuals, reimbursed those who had legally owned them and offered the newly freed women and men money to emigrate. It is this legislation, and the courage and struggle of those who fought to make it a reality, that we commemorate every April 16, DC Emancipation Day.
Please join other DC and Ward 5 residents for Emancipation Day activities!
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
For additional information, visit: emancipation.dc.gov or Eventbrite link: https://2018emancipationday.eventbrite.com
In 2018, the Langston Civic Association will be partnering with the Alice Ferguson Foundation and the Anacostia Watershed Society to take a new, more evidence-based approach to fighting litter on our streets. Rather than traditional monthly cleanups, we will be hosting 3 cleanups throughout the summer and calling on neighbors to participate in an anti-litter advertising campaign that has helped other neighborhoods achieve up to 30% less litter in just one year.
Here is how the campaign works:
1. CLEAN THE STREETS: Evidence suggests that people tend not to litter on streets that are already clean and to litter more on streets that are already dirty — even during anti-litter ad campaigns. So, we will begin our anti-litter efforts by setting a standard that this is a clean community with our first clean up of the year on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 9 am.
2. OUTREACH & REINFORCEMENT: Our advertising will introduce and support the idea that home extends to all public space in the community. Studies suggest that frequent litterbugs do not litter in front of their own homes. By extending the concept of home to the community as a whole, the goal is to stop those littering withing 4-5 block radius of their own house.
3. PARTNERSHIP & ENFORCEMENT: We will also be partnering with the environmental crimes unit to identify and place cameras in locations that have frequent issues with illegal dumping. DPW will also be helping by focusing cleaning efforts on areas that are especially resistant to our advertising campaign.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The first clean up this year will be Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 9 am. We will meet on the corner of 20th and H St NE. This cleanup will help us establish exactly how much litter we currently have and provide a starting point to measure our progress throughout the coming weeks and months.
Langston Civic Association president, Sydelle Moore and member, Ms. Juanita Diggs were honored with seats on stage during Mayor Bowser's 2018 State of the District Address. The association has been recognized as a diverse and active group that is having a positive impact on residents' lives.
Ms. Moore and Ms. Diggs listened as Mayor Bowser outlined some of her priorities including increased spending on public safety initiatives like a 42% increase in the number of MPD cadets, full support for the newly established Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE) as part of the NEAR Act and Dept. of Behavioral Health (DBH) specialists focused on street-level drug intervention (3 of these specialists will be assigned to the Langston neighborhood).
The mayor also addressed the city's challenges in education and housing.
For full coverage of the address, please read:
To watch video, please visit: