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Important information about donation from Eckington Yards Community Benefits Agreement

At the June 6th meeting, we will vote on up to three Eckington nonprofit organizations to receive funding (a total of $15,000) from the Eckington Yards Community Benefits Agreement. The possible organizations include: Coalition for the Homeless, Inc (Operates Emery Work Bed Program) http://www.dccfh.org/programs/housing/emery-work-bed-program-ewbp District Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc. (DASH) http://dashdc.org/ So Others Might … Continue reading Important information about donation from Eckington Yards Community Benefits Agreement

Councilmember McDuffie to Host Meeting on Homeless Shelter Site

Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie will host a town hall meeting to discuss the location of the temporary homeless shelter in Ward 5.  The meeting will be held on Friday, May 27, from 6:00-8:00pm at 1251 Saratoga Avenue, NE.  The following is a message from Councilmember McDuffie's website: Dear Residents, We all know that the conditions at … Continue reading Councilmember McDuffie to Host Meeting on Homeless Shelter Site

Vote on whether to continue exploring Historic Designation

Hi neighbors, Due to concerns that the process for voting on historic designation was moving too quickly, the Eckington Civic Association board has decided to postpone the community opinion survey. Instead, we will hold a vote at the next ECA meeting (Monday, June 6, from 7-9pm) on whether the community wants to continue exploring historic … Continue reading Vote on whether to continue exploring Historic Designation

Upcoming Workshop: Energy Efficency & Old Homes

Saturday, April 9, 2016 1:00pm – 3:00pm Saint Martin’s Catholic Church 1908 North Capitol Street, NW 7 T Street, NW Entrance We all want to make our houses more comfortable and efficient. Green technologies offer opportunities to save money while helping to protect our environment and can be implemented without sacrificing the architectural integrity of your … Continue reading Upcoming Workshop: Energy Efficency & Old Homes

Oral History Workshop

Please join our upcoming workshop on conducting oral histories, aimed at documenting the experiences of long term residents in Eckington. The workshop will be facilitated by Marjorie Lightman   Marjorie is a professional historian, she recently curated the exhibit at the the Anacostia Smithsonian Community Museum:  Twelve Years That Shook and Shaped Washington, 1963–1975. Telling it … Continue reading Oral History Workshop

February 1, 2016 ECA Meeting

Eckington Civic Association Meeting Monday, February 1,  2016, 7:00pm The Summit at St. Martin’s, 116 T Street NE President's and committee reports Reports from elected officials Malik Williams from Mayor Bowser's office will provide a briefing on the new security camera initiative / answer questions from the community. Flower Market project JBG/Boundary Stone will present … Continue reading February 1, 2016 ECA Meeting