25 Years Building Community. Join us on September 23.

August 1, 2017


DCBIA's 25th Community Improvement Day

Saturday, September 23, 2017

7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Benning Terrace Community Center

4450 G Street, SE

Phase 2 Launched!

In 2016, through a unique partnership with DC Housing Authority (DCHA), DCBIA began Phase 1 of the #buildcommunity movement.
Phase 2 will complete our two-year effort to transform the 60-year old community center and sports activity area at DCHA's Benning Terrace, into an intergenerational center for all ages for 400 families in Ward 7.
Your donations last year allowed us to complete Phase 1:  landscaping, interior painting, minor interior repairs, new kitchen cabinets and appliances, indoor work stations, new furniture, lockers, a foosball playing area, polished floors, outdoor shelving and storage for the Benning Terrace Soldiers football team equipment, repaired concrete steps around the site, and other needed enhancements.
Since Phase 1, DCHA has invested $800,000 in stormwater management facilities work on the entire property. Partnerships that like this don't happen often. 
This year, you are invited back on Saturday, September 23, 2017 to commemorate our 25 year by completing the work at Benning Terrace, including building DCBIA's largest permanent structure we have ever attempted!
You're invited to volunteer with us to:
  • Add more storage and organization to the indoor community center space to meet programming needs
  • Create outdoor playground games
  • Install new exercise equipment
  • Add permanent shade structures
  • Create a walking path
  • Add picnic benches, art stations, and site signage
  • Update the community garden
  • Perform general landscaping
  • And MORE!

2017 DCBIA Community Improvement Day Co-Chairs: General Contractor: Christian Benz, Turner Construction Designer: Mario Dominguez, David M. Schwarz Architects  Project Executive: Steve Hawryluk, DAVIS Construction.  Community Improvement Day is an activity of the DCBIA Community Services Corporation, a tax-exempt (FEIN: 52-1088411), 501 (c) 3, separate from DCBIA led by Bill McIntosh, Development Consultant.

View full CSC Board of Directors HERE.

DCBIA expresses its gratitude to the firms and organizations that have made financial and/or donations of professional and technical services, building materials, equipment, new products, skilled labor and general volunteer support for the launch and continuation of the Benning Terrace Recreation Center project.

We ask for your support to implement Phase II. 





(as an individual or create a team for your company /firm / organization)


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DCBIA Community Services Corporation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. FEIN 52-2051884.

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