Community Development Update

Here’s the latest news from Washington Grantmakers’ Community Development Support Collaborative (CDSC). Coming up:

May 31 – Neighborhood Tour – Ward 8
Learn about the opportunities and challenges entailed in revitalizing Ward 8.
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch provided. Registration required–contact Tamar Greenspan at 202.296.4582 or

Celebrate 25 years of community development in Washington, DC at “The HOMEcoming dance.” (Lowell School, 1640 Kalmia Road, NW.) “Dress as you did back then, and get ready to do the stroll, the bump, and even the Soul Train line!” Tickets online for $45 or $55 at the door. Proceeds support Manna, Inc. and DC LISC.

The March/April issue of Newsbriefs is online. In this edition:

– Preserving Affordable Housing in Ward 4
– New House for Women in Employment Training Program
– Tenant Purchase in Manor Park
– Residents of Copeland Manor Purchase Property
– ONE DC Secures $2 Million for New Training and Hiring Program
– Local Rent Supplement Program Awards Announced
– National Development Council Training Comes to Washington

Funders in Washington Grantmakers’ Community Development Support Collaborative (CDSC) work to revitalize and stabilize low-income, distressed neighborhoods in the District of Columbia – especially in the preservation of affordable housing.