If you have recently seen a group of young men and women in SYEP shirts or blazers around the neighborhood, chances are they are a part of The Langston Initiative, a project headed by the DC non-profit group, Federal City Council (FC2).
FC2 works with the National Park Service to improve the quality of the three golf courses owned by the Park Service in DC: Rock Creek Park, East Potomac, and Langston. Starting in 2019, FC2 plans to assume operational control and begin to plan for improvements at our neighborhood course. To identify how to create positive community outcomes through the course, FC2 partnered with Nspiregreen, a DC design studio with an established history of working with community's like ours throughout the district. Their team created a curriculum for local Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) interns at Uniting Our Youth and Golf. My Future. My Game. The SYEP interns are conducting interviews with members of the neighborhood to better understand the Carver and Langston neighborhoods' relationship with the golf course. The project will conclude with a presentation of findings and a community charrette.
Benefits of the Community History Gathering Project
The community history gathering project will help FC2 understand Langston’s history with and connection to the golf course, and it will also provide the following community benefits:
Community Charrette: The community charrette later this year aims to build a wider conversation around the golf course, and how changes to come will benefit the neighborhood.
If you have any further questions about the interviews or want to participate, feel free to call (202) 793-5600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.