Neighbors old and new gathered at the new community building in Capitol Quarter near the Navy Yard recently for an open house.
The event, which featured some 30 local businesses and organizations, games, snacks, and more, was held on November 19.
“The open house gave the community the chance to have a taste of what the new community building could be,” said Laurie Putcher, District of Colombia Housing Authority's director of the Office of Asset Management. “A wide range of community members worked together to contribute to its success—in both the planning and the execution.”
In addition, the open house featured individuals and organizations that may soon be offering programs at the community center as well as highlights of neighborhood talents and interests. It also celebrated the award of more than $36,000 from the Near Southeast Community Partners from the CSX fund to be used to purchase exercise equipment and sewing machines.