25 Years Building Community.

June 11, 2017

DCBIA's 25th Community Improvement Day Thank you to all who joined us on September 23, 2017! Read the press release.

In 2016, through a unique partnership with DC Housing Authority (DCHA), DCBIA began Phase 1 of a two phased effort to #buildcommunity 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.

2016 volunteer work included landscaping, interior and exterior painting, minor interior repairs, new kitchen cabinets and appliances, indoor work stations, custom furniture, new 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. 2017 volunteer work included adding more storage and organization to the indoor community center space to meet programming needs, creating outdoor playground games, installing new outdoor exercise equipment, adding a permanent shade structures, creating a walking path, adding picnic benches, art stations, and site signage, and creating a new community garden with raised beds.

Since Phase 1, DCHA invested $1.4 million in stormwater management facilities and other work on the entire property. Partnerships that like this don't happen often. 

This year, 500 volunteers returned on Saturday, September 23, 2017 to commemorate our 25 year!

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.

2017 DCBIA Community Improvement Day Financial Sponsors 


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

We Build. Community.