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D.C. Announces 2023 Dream Pitch Program

By WI Web Staff D.C.’s Department of Small and Local Business Development announced the launch of the 2023 Dream Pitch Program. The program, in its sixth year, will be conducted by DSLBD in concert with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, D.C. Public Library, Congress Heights Training, and Development Corporation, and the Marshall Heights...

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D.C. Office of Planning Unveils Congress Heights Equitable Development Plan

The district’s small area plans (SAPs) are designed to ensure equitable economic and community development at the hyper-local level. By Diana Ionescu In a recent public meeting on the topic, the Washington, D.C. District Council assessed the Office of Planning’s draft Congress Heights Small Area Plan, which would guide development in the neighborhood. Reporting for Greater...

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Howard University Call to Service

Incoming students make a difference in D.C. metropolitan communities By Leelannee Malin WASHINGTON – The ninth annual Howard University Day of Service (HUDOS) takes place Friday, August 19, 2022. HUDOS helps incoming students get acclimated to the University and the D.C. community by providing an opportunity for students of all faiths and backgrounds to embrace the Howard...

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Press Release: Mayor Bowser Breaks Ground on Sycamore & Oak, a New Community Space Designed by David Adjaye

Site Will Begin as an Interim Retail Village Intended to Create New Opportunities for Artists, Lifestyle Retailers, Restauranteurs, and Entrepreneurs in Congress Heights (Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated the groundbreaking of Sycamore & Oak, a new community-led temporary development located on Parcel 15 in Congress Heights. This mass timber structure, designed by...

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A Congress Heights Non-Profit Will Help The Neighborhood Ring in Christmas With Socially Distanced Celebrations

By Aja Beckham Though it will certainly be different than usual, this holiday season is expected to be cheerful in Congress Heights. A float featuring go-go bands and Santa Claus will belt out holiday tunes while passing out goodies and businesses will participate in a tree and storefront decorating contest to earn cash prizes. “It really...

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