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Community Spotlight Q&A: Clean Decisions

The mission of Clean Decisions is to provide those returning from time in the criminal justice system with the ability to work productively in a caring setting. This breaks negative cycles and helps employees build a path to personal achievement. In addition, Clean Decisions connects staff members with free counseling services and opportunities for community involvement. 

For this month’s spotlight, we spoke with Will Avila, CEO, about Clean Decisions and the services they offer in and to the DC community.

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Survey Says: Community Engagement Is All About Keeping It Local

We want to give a big shout-out to you for taking part in Events DC interviews and surveys this summer!

You told us what is important to you and what you want to see happen in your neighborhood. You let us know that email is a good way for us to communicate with you and to get the word out about what our team is working on with you. We found out that you like to share information at the local level.

After all, it’s all about neighbors talking to neighbors.

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I Wonder: What Was Here Before the Campus?

As we continue to reimagine the current RFK Stadium-Armory Campus, you might be wondering what the area was like historically – a hundred years ago or more.

 Let’s take a look back to 1860, which is when the foundation for later development quite literally started. That’s when mudflats, barren areas without vegetation, began developing along both banks of the Anacostia River to create the landforms we know – and walk on – today.

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Fitness and Fun at RFK – From Running through Foam to “Getting Your Sit On”

Miles and smiles. Bubbles and blow-ups. Running and, yes, even sitting. 

If you ever needed proof that fitness and fun go together, just look to the recent events around RFK Stadium, which brought out thousands of your neighbors – we hope you were there to experience the excitement!

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Did You Know? Moments in D.C. United’s RFK History

D.C. United’s two decades of soccer at RFK Stadium have been filled with both thrilling victories and disappointing defeats as the team emerged as one of the best in MLS.

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Featured Event: Sip, Savor and Celebrate the Taste of DC at RFK!

Get ready to enjoy two amazing days of delicious bites, beverages and entertainment on Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8.  The Taste of DC is coming to the Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium!

This event is fun for the whole family, with three stages of live music and culinary entertainment, the Artisan Market featuring local businesses, and the Kids Zone for the little ones.

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A Message from Greg and Max

It’s been an exciting, action-filled month around the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus, and we’re happy to share a few sports-focused articles in this edition. Read on for a few of the great fitness events we’ve seen around the neighborhoods of RFK, as well as a profile of soccer at the stadium. But we also go back in time to investigate the history of the neighborhoods, as we continue to look to the future of RFK Stadium-Armory Campus redevelopment.

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College Football History Comes to RFK Stadium September 30

If you’ve ever wanted to see gridiron history, your chance is coming to RFK Stadium Saturday, September 30.

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Community Calendar

At Events DC, our goal is to keep you informed and interested in everything going on around the RFK Campus redevelopment effort. Events DC leadership will give presentations on the short-term redevelopment of the RFK Campus at the following Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) and community meetings. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend for the latest updates.

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Event Recap: RFK Campus Block Party

Events DC teamed up with DC-metro Visual Artist Lawrence “Naturel” Atoigue to renovate the Skate Park at RFK Stadium with a magnificent full-surface mural incorporating geometric patterns and covered with the colors of all DC sports teams in every inch of concrete!

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