It's that time of year once again! The Langston Civic Association has partnered with the Anacostia Watershed Society to bring an educational boat cruise to neighbors in the Carver and Langston neighborhoods this spring.
Residents can expect to enjoy a beautiful trip on the Anacostia river where they can learn about wildlife and efforts to keep the river clean. Children are welcome and light refreshments and transportation to the boat will be provided. Space is limited, so register now.
Patsy V. Hartsfield Center
2026 Maryland Ave. NE
Sat., June 8, 2019 at 12 pm - 4 pm
The H Street Community Development Corporation is awarding $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors who demonstrate community involvement. Applications are due by March 4, 2019.
The John A. Wilson Scholarship creates an opportunity for worthy students to achieve a college education and compete in the high-tech global economy while improving the quality of life in the community. Most importantly the John A. Wilson Scholarship inspires community service and neighborhood involvement.
Reside in the District of Columbia; preference for residents of Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8.
How can I help change the quality of life within my neighborhood by obtaining a college education and pursuing a career in public service (government), economic development (business/housing), community empowerment (organizing/advocacy) OR neighborhood revitalization (community and real estate development)?
Be accepted by and enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited institution.
Don't miss out on this opportunity!
First of all, thanks to everyone who made this project a success. The Langston Civic Association partnered with The Mission Continues, BAE Systems Inc., Mayor Bowser's office, Cm. McDuffie's office as well as community volunteers to renovate the courtyard at Browne Education Campus.
More than 20 volunteers showed up in the rain to help pull weeds, build new picnic tables and organize the courtyard to give the children a beautiful outdoor space for studying. The garden now boasts more than 50 new plants including a vegetable and herb garden.
We will be hosting Part 2 of this service project at some point this summer. Due to the weather, we were unable to paint and would like to ask neighbors to keep an eye out for details about that fun, upcoming project.
Also, neighbors with herbs and vegetables to donate to the children's garden should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Work We Do Matters
Even if you do not live in our community and would like to donate to the work that we are doing to help improve the lives of the people who live here, please donate. Community organizations like ours need your support.
The Langston Civic Association submitted the first application to ANC5D's grant program.
We are requesting funding in order to support the after school and summer programs for kids at the Patsy V. Hartsfield Center which has been offering out of school enrichment in our community for over a decade. This grant would specifically support the following activities:
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This is not your last chance to speak up...
Thanks so much to everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to attend the Langston Civic Association's community roundtable with Mayor Bowser. These meetings are only effective when neighbors show up and address the issues that are important to them and make it clear that we care.
Please know that this will not be the last of these conversations with the mayor or councilmember and that every single issue addressed will receive follow up from the mayor's staff as well as our civic association president, Sydelle Moore. If you have additional issues, questions or comments, please email us.
There is already a map of sidewalk and street repairs in the hands of our Mayor's Office of Community Relations as well as DDOT to address the specific concerns raised last night. MPD will also be attending the next Langston Civic Association meeting to continue to work on our concerns about recent shootings in the area. The Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement has also dispatched members of their response team to try and help with getting appropriate violence intervention staff to track down and mediate between the parties involved in recent shootings.
The civic association meetings are open to all and we look forward to continuing to work together to enhance civic pride, community engagement and safety. OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018 AT 6 PM at 2109 Maryland Ave NE (rear entrance).
President, Langston Civic Association