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September 13th

Community Celebrates at Ward 7 Day

Event brings community together with sights, sounds and snacks
Photograph By
Elizabeth O'Gorek

On Saturday September 9, residents of Ward 7 got together to celebrate business and community in their neighborhoods at the Ward 7 Day Community Festival, which took place at Parks & People’s Riverside Healthy Living Center (5200 Foot St. NE).

September 12th

Audition for the CityDance DREAM Program September 30th

Program for students with limited resources uses dance as a pathway to pursue dreams

“As a person, it’s made me more open to be myself,” Shanya Walker says of her craft. “At first I was shy and didn’t want to be goofy. But dance gave me a place to put my goofiness.”

Walker has been a CityDance DREAM Dancer for ten years. She stared at J.O. Wilson Elementary, and now the 17-year-old is about to graduate from McKinley Technical High School. She says the program has made a difference to her as a person, to her academic career, and to her future goals.

This story also appears on the Hill Rag online site.

September 11th

McKinley Tech Student Describes Meeting President Obama

Meeting my President

I was pulled out of my AP Literature class on Thursday by two women who said they were with DCPS. They told me that I was selected to meet the Chancellor of DC Public schools and that they needed to take my picture. After this I thanked the women and they added hinting emphasis in telling me “Don’t miss school tomorrow. You’ll regret it.” And they were right, I would’ve regretted it. The next day I heard an announcement in my fourth period environmental science class that all students who were selected were to report to the middle school Learning Lab.

Hans Capozzi, 16, is a resident of Ward 7 and a Senior at McKinley Technical High School (151 T Street NE). He was one of a select group of students who were told last Thursday that they had been chosen to meet with Distrcit of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Antwan Wilson on his  Friday September 8 visit to the school. "That alone is a big deal," said his father. "This couldn't have been a bigger suprise."

After meeting with the students, Obama said on Twitter, "These young people that I met at McKinley Tech today are the reason I'm hopeful about the future. To all the young people headed back to school around the country: Make us proud."

"You're the next generation of leaders, and we need you."

September 1st

DHCD Invites Attendees to Meetings for Tenants and Housing Providers

District agency offers sessions on regulations, rights and responsibilities

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has announced two training sessions offered by the Housing Regulation Administration (HRA) to help tenants and housing providers understand their various rights, responsibilities and regulations and the ways in which HRA can best assist all parties.

Peregrine Espresso Celebrates Ninth Anniversary

Get a free anniversary coffee at Peregrine

Peregrine Espresso is celebrating their ninth anniversary! All day Tuesday September 5th, the cafes will be giving away free drip and iced coffee at all three of the Peregrine Espresso shops. Other giveaways will be offered, as well. 

“We are thrilled to be celebrating nine years on the Hill and look forward to sharing many more years with our Eastern Market neighbors,” said Ryan Jensen, who founded the shop together with his wife, Jill Jensen.

Councilmember Gray Honored by Nationals

Former Mayor Celebrated for Lifelong Public Service August 28th

The Washington Nationals honored Councilmember Vincent C. Gray for his service in the community at Ward 7 night at Nationals Park, which took place Monday August 28. The evening featured a video presentation retrospective of his lifelong career in public service.

“Each season, the Nationals welcome the Members of the Council of the District of Columbia and their constituents as a way to say thank you for their unique contributions to our city,” said a Nationals spokesman.