4th Annual Community Development Week 2019

Our annual Community Development Week begins on October 7th! Here’s how the week is shaping up:

Saturday, October 5

Open Streets DC | CNHED will join a new organizational member, District Bridges, along with the District Department of Transportation and a host of other organizations for the first Open Streets event coming to the District of Columbia! Attendees of all ages are welcome to get active and enjoy activities like biking, skating, aerobics, local District makers, and more!

Adams Morgan PorchFest | The Adams Morgan PorchFest returns on this year with 58 (!) local bands. Seventeen porches, patios and stoops will become stages for the day, drawing music-lovers from around the region into the leafy streets and independent businesses of the neighborhood. This is the highest concentration of local music in the city, with 58 separate sets of tunes in one afternoon, so pick up a map and wristband at the PorchFest headquarters (SunTrust Plaza at 18th Street and Columbia Road NW), or at any of the 17 porches, and get ready to jam. Don’t forget to tag them on social with #AdMoPorchFest.

Monday, October 7

Solar Housing Ribbon Cutting | Residents of 12 affordable housing communities in the District of Columbia owned by Community Development and Preservation Corporation (CPDC) are going green. When a nearly $4 million collaborative solar installation project is complete, 2,200 people, including seniors, families, and disabled residents, will benefit from lower utility bills and a reduced carbon footprint. the installation places a total of 28 photovoltaic systems at CPDC’s 12 properties in the District, making it one of the largest affordable housing solar initiatives in the city. A newly formed firm, CPDC Solar, LLC, will manage this network and charge 25 percent less than the District’s main energy provider. Five CDPC properties already have completed installations: Arbor View, Cedar Heights, Fort Stevens Place, Mayfair Mansions, and Oxford Manor. The next phase of solar installations is underway and includes 1330 7th Street, Edgewood Commons I, II, II and IV, The Overlook at Oxon Run, and Wheeler Terrace. All solar installations are expected to be finished this summer with this ribbon-cutting event culminating the work done thus far.

  • When: Monday, October 7 at 10:00 AM
  • Where: Edgewood Commons courtyard (601 Edgewood St. NE)
  • RSVP: Event Registration

Tuesday, October 8

Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) Event | Targeted businesses will get a preview of the DC Community Anchor Partnership (DCAP), a major new collaborative of DC universities and hospitals working with the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), in partnership with DMPED and community partners, to shift procurement to DC-based, minority-owned businesses.

  • Closed registration; Invitation only.
  • When: Tuesday, October 8 at 8:30 – 10:00 AM


ADUs in the District | Haven’t you heard? The hottest innovation in affordable housing is Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)! Citi Community Development has sponsored a DC initiative to bring ADUs to the District, led by United Planning Organization (UPO) and the Coalition for Smarter Growth. Come see examples of ADUs built or in the process of being built, and find out how the initiative will generate income for homeowners and create new affordable units. Free drinks & lunch will be served.

Wednesday, October 9

#Workforce Wednesdays  |  As you know, workforce is a part of community development, and CD Week is a great opportunity for you to spotlight your organization’s programs and services. Tweet, post or tag a picture of a participant in your program (with permission!) and tell their story; Talk about your impact “by the numbers”; Post a picture of staff members and highlight their work; Post a link to a blog, give resume or career tips, and more!

Check out these Sample Tweets:

  • [Organization] is proud to be a part of #CDWeek with @CNHED! As part of #WorkforceWednesday, we’re highlighting the impact that workforce providers have in the District. Check out what we do at [organizationalwebsite.com] #CommunityDevelopment
  • Happy #WorkforceWednesday! As part of #CDWeek, [Organization] is partnering with @CNHED to celebrate the incredible contributions that workforce providers make to the District. Check out the full list of events at bit.ly/CDWeek2019!
  • On this #WorkforceWednesday, [organization] wants to highlight the incredible contributions that other workforce providers make to the District [tag people!]. @CNHED’s #CDWeek is all about the impact that #communitydevelopment has, and DC wouldn’t be the same without them.



Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture | Join ProInspire’s Equity in the Center team for a dynamic afternoon of bold discussion on the tactics and tools that drive action to combat structural racism within organizations’ cultures. The afternoon will be full of facilitated conversations on the role that leaders and managers play, as well as the management and operational best practices that will drive progress on race equity given ongoing diversity, inclusion and equity work. New research from Equity in the Center will also be shared in interactive forum to promote learning and empower participants to move from intention to action as they address the adaptive challenge of building a “Race Equity Culture” their organizations. Participants will define actionable next steps for their organizations’ senior leadership and managers to carry the work forward. Free lunch will be served.

  • When: Wednesday, October 9 at 12:00 – 2:30 PM
  • Where: Center for Total Health at Kaiser Permanente (700 2nd NE)



Solar Showcasing | Learn more about solar for your home and join us for refreshments at a solar panel exhibit. GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic joins forces with the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development’s (CNHED) Community Development Week and Solar United Neighbor’s National Solar Tour to showcase the benefits of going solar and answer questions about NO-COST solar for families with limited or fixed incomes. Download a flyer to share.

Thursday, October 10

CNHED Annual Event | Join us to celebrate our industry’s collective work and support the efforts of CNHED!

  • When: Thursday, October 10 at 6:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Where: SPIRE Conference Center (750 First Street, NE)
  • RSVP: Event Registration

Friday, October 11

Walter Reed Tour | Join us for a preview of Housing Up’s new headquarters at the historic Walter Reed campus. The location is still an active construction site, with completion expected in late 2019. Space is limited, register today! Download a flyer to share.

  • When: Friday, October 11 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Where: The Parks at Walter Reed, Abrams Hall (1322 Main Drive, NW)
  • RSVP: Email Christina Peay at cpeay@housingup.org

AmeriCorps Mixer | Spend an evening enjoying drink specials and meeting other AmeriCorps members—past, present, and future. Never served? The is a great way to mix & mingle, and learn what’s all about.

  • When: Friday, October 11 at 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Where: Hawthorne DC (1336 U Street NW)
  • RSVP: Register here
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