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CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Mitigation Fund Awardees

Phases 3-4

CCP and The CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Mitigation Fund Committee 

are pleased to announce Awardees for the pro-rated portion of the $650,000 Mitigation Fund by Phase:

                                                             Awardees: Phase 3 (8/1/2016-9/15/2016)


Canal Park- A  series of family friendly programming that would occur weekly, mid-day, & include a variety of activities –moon bounce, music group , etc.
Brent Elementary School- Laptop computers that allow for mobile technology  and E-Readers with subscription access to unlimited books.
Community Center at Capitol Quarter- Fitness equipment will allow a personal fitness center to be established at the Community Building and  supplies/materials for sewing classes and a sewing room.

DC Scores- Soccer for health programming at our local schools. The long-term goal is to improve the well-being of low-income residents by changing attitudes about physical fitness and academic achievement. This model encourages inclusive, healthy competition and incorporates leadership, teamwork, and commitment into the soccer program..

Fresh Farm- Provide and operate an open-air market, offering a robust variety of locally grown and produced foods, to the Near Southeast community and neighbors adjacent to Canal Park beginning in May/June and running through October. Tentatively, the market would operate weekly on Sundays from 10 and will  offer high quality fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs, and artisan goods. Anyone with SNAP, WIC or SFMNP – with registration they automatically get $10 each week, and if they put in up to an additional $10 of their program that will be matched again for the first $10. So that’s $10 yielding $30.

                                                        Awardees: Phase 4 (2/1/17-3/15/17)

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)-  Funds will be used to subsidize tuition for students, schools and residents underrepresented in their programming. CHAW offers summer camp, art, music lessons and more.

Richard Wright PCS- Located in the "Blue Castle", RWPCS focuses on journalism and media arts. Funds will support the creation of  "Wright on the Riverfront" comprised of human interest stories focusing on organizations, individuals and businesses that enhance the community.


Living Classrooms DC- The "Floating Library" on the Half-Shell on the Anacostia will continue. This immensely popular program helps increase literacy skills and helps increase environmental stewardship. 

Capitol Hill Village- Program expansion for low income members of the community. Funds will help engage seniors in social, educational and civic activities to stay mentally alert, socially engaged and physically well. CHV also serves frail seniors with volunteers and care coordination – to keep them living independently. 

Payne Elementary School- Funds will be used to purchase new laptops to replace those currently 7-9 years old, which are in disrepair. The core need is for testing in grades 3-5.      


Tyler Elementary School- Funds will be used for new technology including iPads/key boards, projectors as part of the school's 5 year technology plan.


Amidon-Bowen Elementary- Funds will be used to replace the school's sign which reads "Amidon School".  Amidon-Bowen was formed in 2011 as a result of a merger between Bowen and Amidon. The sign was never updated to reflect the new school name.

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