The Center is pleased to announce the creation of South Dakota Avenue/Riggs Road Main Street.
Funded through a grant awarded by the District Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), this new Main Street organization will utilize public-private partnerships and community volunteers to build on neighborhood assets and implement strategies to support and improve the business corridors in this area.
Targeted Riggs Park and Manor Park neighborhoods include:
- South Dakota Avenue NE between Galloway Street and Riggs Road NE
- Riggs Road NE between Chillum Place NE and the Metro tracks
- 5600 Block 3rd Street NE and 5700 Block 2nd Street NE between Riggs Road and New Hampshire Avenue NE
- 3rd Street NW between Rittenhouse Street and Sheridan Street NW
The founding Main Street Board of Directors includes leadership from the Lamond-Riggs and Manor Park communities:
Board Chair: Barbara Rogers, 2nd Vice President, Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association
Treasurer: Alison Brooks, Acting President, South Manor Neighborhood Association
Secretary: Rhonda Henderson, President, Manor Park Citizens Association
The Center will provide fiscal and organizational management, leadership and technical assistance for South Dakota Avenue/Riggs Road Main Street.
The DC Main Streets Program is administered by DSLBD and the South Dakota Avenue/Riggs Road Main Street is proud to be located in Wards 4 and 5. The Main Street Leaders, Board of Directors and all at the Center are especially grateful to District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 5 Council member Kenyan McDuffie and DSLBD Director Kristi Whitfield for the opportunity.
For more information, please email Glen O’Gilvie, CEO, Center for Nonprofit Advancement or call 202.457.0540