A hardy thank you goes out to every veteran who has served this country as well as every neighbor who volunteered over the weekend to make this Veterans’ Day a special one.
Volunteers from the Langston Civic Association joined in with some amazing groups to make some much-needed repairs and upgrades to Langston Terrace Dwellings for the 2017 Veterans’ Day of Service.
The Mission Continues, The Travis Manion Foundation, The Langston Terrace Resident Council, Safer Stronger DC, Serve DC, Lyft, and the DC Housing Authority all did their part to make this event a major success. We are all so honored that the former Commander in Chief took this opportunity to visit our neighborhood.
We’ve captured a few candid shots of what will surely be a very memorable Veterans’ Day for many of us and hope to see you all again for future service project. You never know who might stop by!
President, Langston Civic Association
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Wednesday, November 15 – DC Comprehensive Plan Panel Discussion
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
441 4th Street NW, 11th Floor Conference Room
Organized by the Citizens Federation, you are invited to join as District residents from all eight wards come together to discuss the DC Comprehensive Plan. Hear from a panel of knowledgeable citizen activists and share your input. Featuring Panelist: Alma Gates – Palisades Citizens Association, Stacy Lincoln – Shepherd Park Citizens Association, Nancy McWood – Cleveland Park Citizens Association, and Laura Richards – Penn-Branch Citizens Civic Association.
Monday, November 20 – Statehood Forum
6:30 - 8:30 PM
UDC Community College, 5171 South Dakota Avenue NE (Backus Campus)
Join Civic Presidents, ANCs, Community Activists and Concerned Citizens in this educational forum. Invited panelist include, Moderator - Denise Rolark Barnes, Beverly Perry - Spec. Assistant to Mayor Bowser, Michael Brown - Shadow Senator, Paul Strauss - Shadow Senator, Franklin Garcia - Shadow Representative, Josh Burch - Neighbors United for Statehood, Anise Jenkins - StandUp! Free DC, and Barbara Hemlick - Vote DC.
A research team in the Urban Affairs and Planning program at Virginia Tech is conducting a study on neighborhood built environment, transportation, health, and satisfaction. As the study focuses on the Washington, DC area, the researchers wish to make the study visible to the residents of the Langston neighborhood.
Their study requires minimal effort: (1) answer a 10-minute entry questionnaire about their travel patterns, accessibility, health and perceptions; (2) track their trips using an Android GPS research app for a week; and (3) complete at least 5 brief trip surveys about satisfaction and trip purpose.
By combining these GPS data with other data such as land use, transport system data, we will be able to identify the key factors to boost travel satisfaction, health, and well-being. Although the study does not directly benefit the residents of Langston, its results will be used to recommend transportation and land use policies that improve the current transport system, as well as creating a healthy, livable city.
To thank participants for their time and support, the researchers will send each participant who completes the entire study a $25 Amazon gift card.
More information about the study can be found on our website at http://www.uap.vt.edu/travelmood. Participants can begin participation by downloading the app directly here: http://uap.vt.edu/DaynamicaVT.
If you have any question or concern about our study, please do not hesitate to contact me (Huyen Le, firstname.lastname@example.org, 319-594-0468) or the principal investigator Steve Hankey, at email@example.com , 540.231.7508. We look forward to hearing your response and would be happy to share our study results with you if you are interested.
Note: This study was approved by Virginia Tech Institutional Review Board. We keep participants’ information strictly confidential. We do not record names or any contact information other than email address.