Monday, July 27, 2009

Building Museum Photog Exhibit

There is a program at the National Building Museum that relates in part to Shaw. The program is called Investigating Where We Live, and uses photography, creative writing and exhibit design to teach DC and DC metropolitan area teens about the design process. The students have explored the neighborhoods of Shaw, Columbia Heights and the U Street Corridor, and documented it through photographs, drawing, writing and interviews.

The culmination is an exhibit about the three areas that the teens design and plan and that will be on display here in the Museum for five months. The opening of the exhibition will be on Friday, August 7, 2009, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the National Building Museum (401 F Street NW; Red line – Judiciary Square).

We have also started a blog about the program, which students are contributing their thoughts and photos to

Monday, July 13, 2009

Van Stolen From Charity

We are a nonprofit located in Shaw, we serve about 300 kids from K-12th from in and around the Shaw Community. Last Tuesday, someone broke into our parking lot and stole our program’s 16 passenger van. We use our van to take the kids on field trips, and during the school year we pick the kids up from schools that are out of walking distance. It’s a white Dodge van that actually says New Community Afterschool on both sides of it. Please keep an eye out for it.

"Give $25..The kids will do the rest..Donate at

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

For Little/Big Boys Who Like Trucks

DC Government to Host 2nd Annual "Truck Touch" Event Sat., Jul. 11 at RFK, Lot 7
Mayor Invites Public to Free Event to Explore City Vehicles

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty invites the public to the city's second annual
citywide "Truck Touch" event Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 10 am to 4
p.m. at RFK Stadium, Lot 7. A host of DC government agencies will
present nearly 30 vehicles-including fire and dump trucks, one-stop
mobile health and employment vans, and police vehicles-used to provide
vital city services. This is a free event.

The event will feature vehicles from the DC Departments of Public Works,
Transportation, Health, Employment Services, Parks and Recreation, and
Fire and Emergency Medical Services; and also the Homeland Security and
Emergency Management Agency, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the
DC Water and Sewer Authority. Information on various government services
also will be available.

WHAT: District of Columbia Government "Truck Touch"

WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

WHERE: RFK Stadium, Lot 7 (off of Oklahoma Ave., NE next to the


Nancee Lyons
Public Affairs Specialist
DC Department of Public Works
2000 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 671-2637, 671-0642 (fax)

Saturday, July 04, 2009

July 5th Cleanup


Sunday, July 5, 2009


10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Let’s maintain our beautiful streets by volunteering to clean-up the debris from Independence Day celebrations.

Assembly Point: 1st & P St., N.W. —9:30 a.m.



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