Thursday, March 21, 2019

Ward 5 Report: Uplifting our community through action

From: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:55 PM
Ward 5 Report: Uplifting our community through action


When we come together to uplift our community, we, through action, demonstrate love for our city. More importantly, we communicate our enduring commitment to the health and safety of District residents. During a time in the District when our youngest residents are confronted with the realities of a rapidly changing city and traumatized by the presence of violence, unified civic engagement is critical.

On March 9th I assisted the Carver Terrace community with a pre-spring cleanup on M Street NE. This effort was successful because of the government agencies and, most importantly, the residents who readily participated. Over the years, I have also joined with different neighbors to walk through the community and identify how we can improve it. Yesterday, neighbors demonstrated a commitment to the community as dozens of residents joined me for a walkthrough. This type of civic engagement sets a high expectation of residents, District agencies, and elected officials. Although a community clean up or walkthrough may appear to be an insignificant undertaking, the impact of these activities has a tremendously positive influence on young people. Our actions and investment in necessary resources demonstrate that we are dedicated to the health and safety of our young people and our community at large. Together we can change our communities and make our voices heard. I am calling on us all to continue to unify and work together to bring about the change we want to see.

In service,


Tune in to Hear CM McDuffie on The Politics Hour Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Friday, March 22, Councilmember McDuffie will be a guest on The Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi and Tom Sherwood. Tune in to 88.5 FM WAMU or stream online Friday at 12:30 PM.

Kenyan in the Community

March with McDuffie in the DC Emancipation Day Parade - April 13

Glow Up Party at Brentwood Rec - March 28

Design your own custom T-shirts and jewelry to sparkle, shimmer, glitter and shine while performing a dance to the latest tunes in the dark. Ages: 9 - 14 yrs. Lite refreshments will be served.

DATE: March 28, 2019
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Brentwood Recreation Center, 2311 14th Street NE

DCPS Spring Break Camp

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