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CCP Board of Directors


Bruce DarConte

Founder/President; CCP

Bruce founded CCP (formerly NSCP) in 2013 to address a need in the Near Southeast community by Nats Park. In 2010, he helped spearhead the successful effort to re-open Van Ness Elementary school in SY 2015-16. He has won several awards including the 2018 CM Anita Bonds Community Cornerstone for rescuing Seniors during the Capper building fire & 2019 Washington Nationals Unsung Hero Award.

Bruce graduated from the Georgetown University (McCourt School of Public Policy) Nonprofit Management Executive Program and currently resides in Wake Forest, NC. 

Anita Bonds
Honorary Board Director; CCP
-DC Council Member  At-Large 

Council Member Bonds (2012-Present) represents the District At-Large and is the Chairperson of Housing and Executive Administration. Current committees include Committee of the Whole, Judiciary and Public Safety, Recreation, Libraries and Youth Affairs, Sub-Committee on Redistricting. The Council Member has been as been a staunch supporter of CCP since our founding & has participated in our efforts to help the Residents of DC.

Martin Welles, Esq.

Treasurer; CCP

-2014 Chancellor's Parent Cabinet

-DCPS Redistricting Taskforce

-Founded Ward 2 Education Network


Attorney and senior labor and employment law specialist with particular interest in negotiating pensions and employee benefits. Experience in litigation, arbitration, negotiations, advising management on policy and law of collective bargaining, complex legal research involving the full-spectrum of federal and private sector labor laws and  employment law.

As a member of the DCPS Boundary Committee, Marty helped design the new school boundaries for SY2015.

Emily Franc
Board of Directors; CCP
-Vice President Development/Philanthropy,
Potomac RiverKeeper Network

-Board of Directors-EcoLatino 

Emily brings extensive experience in environmental research, policy, and advocacy accumulated through years spent working on Capitol Hill for a prominent member of the House Energy and Environment Committee.

In 2014, Emily was on assignment for six months in Jamaica with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), where she focused on trash issues in the Caribbean.

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