Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Howard University Community Connections Newsletter -- mentions Slowe & Carver Hall Apartments

From: Howard University Community Association
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:25 AM
Community Connections Newsletter
AUG 2019

Volume 1, Issue 7

A monthly newsletter brought to you by the Howard University Community Association, highlighting the University's contributions across the District of Columbia and beyond!

Howard University Hospital and Adventist Healthcare Enter Letter Of Intent Agreement

Howard University Hospital and Adventist HealthCare announced they have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to explore partnership opportunities. The agreement outlines that the two organizations will enter into exclusive conversations to determine how they could best collaborate to serve the D.C. region. 

This collaboration would include the development of a management agreement between Adventist HealthCare and Howard University where Adventist HealthCare would bring in a senior leadership team to operate Howard University Hospital, starting in 2020.

The partnership between these two institutions will go a long way to addressing the challenges that face teaching hospitals in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. In addition, it could increase medical opportunities and provide access for the talented Howard University Hospital medical trainees (medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and allied health), residents, medical students, and graduates to Adventist HealthCare’s network of hospitals in the region. This is vitally important given the national shortage of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. 

“Stand-alone teaching hospitals in the U.S. continue to face a multitude of unique challenges,” said Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “The opportunity to partner with Adventist HealthCare demonstrates our shared commitment to find solutions that serve the healthcare needs of this community and also forwards Howard’s 150-year mission of training diverse healthcare providers that share the common goal of servicing underserved populations.”

Howard University Hospital is a private, nonprofit institution that has served the local community for more than 150 years. It is one of the most comprehensive health systems in the District of Columbia, with a Level 1 Trauma Center and an emergency department that sees approximately 50,000 patients annually. It is recognized as a national leader in training future doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Howard University Hosts 2nd Congressional Diversity in Tech Summit
in Efforts to Drive Corporate Support and Jobs to Local Students

President Wayne A. I. Frederick welcomed D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and other officials, including Rep. Alma S. Adams (D-NC), to campus on July 24 for the second annual Diversity in Tech Summit sponsored by the Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus. 

The event, which also included 34 other HBCUs and 46 companies, featured collective conversations around tech diversity and preparing students of color for careers within emerging technologies, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. During a press conference that kicked off the summit, Dr. Frederick gave welcome remarks and, on day two of the summit, spoke on a panel to help cultivate students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Mayor Bowser, who spoke during the summit's press conference was quoted saying, “we know two things: first, tech jobs are the jobs of the future and second, HBCUs are key to diversifying the tech industry. We do want to establish and make a claim for our niche in tech, and we know that our niche in tech is supporting underrepresented communities.”

During the summit, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. announced a hardware donation for Howard University Middle School of Math & Science. Students also had the opportunity to meet with representatives in the finance and technology industries, who introduced the middle schoolers to trends in technology and promoted the importance of building diversity in the field.

Howard University Announces New
On-Campus Housing Options This Fall 

Howard University is now offering AXIS, a new exclusive housing option for graduate students, faculty and staff, and associates on its main campus. This new housing option is located directly on Georgia Avenue and is scheduled to open in August. AXIS offers 176 brand new studios and one-bedroom apartments with scenic views of Howard University’s iconic campus and downtown D.C.

AXIS continues the initiative championed by President Wayne A. I. Frederick to offer a diverse mix of quality housing options for students and other members of the Howard community, enhance a dynamic “town and gown” environment and improve the Georgia Avenue Corridor. Occupying floors 3-9 of the former Howard Center, AXIS aims to adaptively reuse a building in a fashion that modernizes and expands access to housing. Built in 1975, it once served as a former hotel, restaurant venue, and most recently as administrative offices for the University.  

To schedule a tour visit, please call 202-558-0140 or click here.

Harriett Tubman Quadrangle Reopens

In addition to AXIS opening this fall, the Harriett Tubman Quadrangle known as "the Quad", will reopen this fall after extensive renovations took place in 2019. The Quad is a group of five residence halls - Baldwin, Crandall, Frazier, Truth and Wheatley - available to 661 first-year freshman women.

Students living in one of the five residence halls within the Quad will be the first to experience the continuous improvements that Howard University is making to its student housing properties during Fall 2019. Located on 4th Street, the Quad is near the center of campus with an easy walk to The Yard, Greene Stadium and three blocks from the Howard University Barnes & Noble bookstore. 

Slowe And Carver Halls Set To Open As Market-Rate Residential Units This Fall

Slowe Hall and Carver Hall, originally built to house Black civilian and government workers during World War II, then repurposed as Howard University dormitories in use for over 60 years, fell into disrepair and were taken offline in 2012. Howard University opened its new dormitories, College Hall North and South soon after, with over 1,300 new beds available at that time. As part of President Wayne A. I. Frederick's vision to diversify and improve University streams of revenue, the former dorms are now part of a 99-year ground lease in which Howard collects revenue upfront for the redevelopment of the properties, retains ownership of the land, and will become owners of the property once the lease is up.

The new market-rate units, located at 211 Elm Street NW and 1919 Third Street NW, will include 166 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.

We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to our neighbors in Pleasant Plains, LeDroit Park, Bloomingdale, ANC 1B and ANC 5E for their support with these projects!

East of the River

Pay it Forward!

Thursday is fast becoming the favorite day of the week for residents in the Washington area, thanks to a new initiative called "Pay It Forward Thursdays."  That’s when Howard University's radio station 96.3 WHUR and Wells Fargo crisscross the DMV to carry out "random acts of kindness." Pay It Forward Thursdays will be secretly carried out every Thursday through August 29, 2019.  

“Pay It Forward Thursdays,” in partnership with Wells Fargo’s “Where We Live,” kicked off at Giant Food located at 1535 Alabama Avenue in S.E., D.C. with WHUR and Wells Fargo hitting the grocery store to pay the bill of unsuspecting customers.  

“At a time when so many people go about their day being victims of rude or discourteous behavior, WHUR and Wells Fargo are working to spark a movement of generosity and kindness,” said WHUR General Manager Sean Plater.    

WHUR employees will canvass the store picking out random customers and then discreetly stand behind them in line.  When it’s time for the customers to purchase their own groceries, WHUR will step in with pre-paid Giant Food Gift Cards. It’s all about lending a helping hand whenever and wherever we can. 

WHUR teamed up with Wells Fargo for “Pay It Forward Thursdays”to do the targeted pop ups in places around the DMV like grocery stores, coffee houses, salons, and gas stations through the summer. Partnering with Wells Fargo was a natural fit for this campaign.  

“The Wells Fargo ‘Where We Live’ initiative is exactly what WHUR is all about, positively impacting communities where we live,” added Plater.  

The two companies are hoping this small act of caring and sharing will become even more contagious around the DMV, helping to make the region just a little kinder this summer.  

“Just imagine the next time you’re in line feeling irritated that it’s moving slowly and WHUR says, 'I’ll pay that bill.' That’s likely to put a smile on your face and encourage you to do the same the next time for someone else,” said Plater. 

You can follow the journey using #payitforwardwhur and #WhereWeLiveDC 

National Minority Donor Awareness

Howard University’s Dr. Clive O. Callender, a true trailblazer in the transplantation community, founded the National Minority Organ & Tissue Transplant Education Program (National MOTTEP) and has created National Minority Donor Awareness Week, an observance designed to bring awareness to the increased need for donation, which was held from August 1-7.

This special observance began in 1996 as National Minority Donor Awareness Day, when there were 46,000 persons on the national waiting list. In 2017, it was changed to National Minority Donor Awareness Week to provide additional time to participate in more activities tailoring the minority populations.

During National Minority Donor Awareness Week, Dr. Callender and the National MOTTEP are educating and encouraging people from all minority communities to be organ and tissue donors. Their efforts to increase donors stems from the fact that living donation rates among African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos have decreased by 3-5 percent.

To join the national donor registry, please visit organdonor.gov. Learn more about living donations by clicking here.

To see Dr. Callender's featured on NBC Washington, click here.

'Freedom School' Summer Camp Highlights

Howard University held its third annual Freedom School from June 24 to August 2. This year, over 100 students attended the six-week summer reading enrichment program with the goal of building strong, literate, and empowered children. The Howard University Freedom School serves third through eighth grade students from the Howard University and surrounding community.

As part of the Children’s Defense Fund model, one of the key components of the Freedom School program is Harambee!, a Swahili term for “pull together”. During Harambee!, Freedom School scholars participate in motivational cheers, songs, chants and storytelling. Community leaders come and share their favorite children’s book or story as “read-aloud” guests. Read-aloud guests are asked questions by the Freedom School scholars and are welcomed into the Freedom School community.

Pictured above is Maybelle Taylor Bennett, director of the Howard University Community Association. She read Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “A Cabin Tale” in front of Howard Hall to students enrolled in Freedom School. Howard Hall is the former home of Gen. Oliver Otis Howard, one of Howard University’s founders. Built in 1867, Howard Hall is one of the oldest buildings still in use on the central campus.

Debbi Jarvis, Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations, also participated. She read "The Day You Begin" by Jacqueline Woodson.

Civic Engagement Updates

-ANC 1B10 Commissioner Daniel Delaney and other civic leaders will be addressing students during the Freshman Leadership Academy on August 19. This is an opportunity for students to learn about the civic engagement process, and to learn how to make their voices and concerns heard in an effective manner. Commissioner Delaney is also the co-chair of the ANC 1B Community Engagement subcommittee, which will begin meeting this fall. The new subcommittee will be comprised of Howard alums, key Howard staff members, and residents. Those on the committee will actively work to improve community engagement and communication between Howard University and its neighbors, discuss issues at hand, and work to ensure neighbors know the history and significance of Howard in the neighborhood. The subcommittee is open to all. Stay up to date by visiting the ANC 1B website!

-ANC 1B Transportation Safety Survey:
The ANC 1B Transportation Committee is asking residents to share how safe they feel while biking, driving, walking, or otherwise getting around the neighborhood. They also want to know where the most dangerous traffic areas of the neighborhood are, and what solutions they would propose to fix them. Please share as much or as little information as you would like. 

Click here for the survey in English.
Click here for the survey in Spanish.


AUG 14- Library of Congress 4th Annual Family Health & Wellness Day
General Health Screenings/Information Stations
11 am – 3 pm
Montpelier Room – LM619
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.

AUG 14- Back-to-School Celebration
2 - 6pm 
Bellevue Library (William O. Lockridge) 

AUG 17 & 24, SEPT 7- Back to School Physicals and Wellness Fair
(AmeriHealth, Trusted and AmeriGroup members only)
8am – 11:30 am
Towers Building, Suites 3200 and 3300
Howard University Hospital

AUG 17- Chuck Brown Day
2 - 7 pm
Chuck Brown Park NE

AUG 17- Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex Block Party
9am – 2pm
WHUR and Prince George’s County School Block Party and School Supply Giveaway

AUG 21- School Supply Giveaway
SE Tennis and Learning Center
(time to be determined)

AUG 21- WHUT Back to School Celebration ft. Buddy the Dinosaur Train
10am - 2pm
National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland

AUG 23- Redskins Back to School Event 
11am - 4pm
FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland 

AUG 24- WHUT Back to School Celebration
10am - 12pm 
National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland 

AUG 24- WHUT School Supply Giveaway with FedEx
11am – 2pm  
Macedonia Baptist Church, Arlington, Virginia

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, over 70 Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. www.howard.edu

Howard University Community Association ph: 202-806-2489 & 202-806-2661
Office of Off-Campus Housing & Community Engagement ph: 202-806-9216
Howard University Hospital Community Relations ph: 202-865-4238

2400 Sixth Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: 202-806-6100


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