Monday, March 30, 2009

Getting to Know Your Neighbors

By Pilar Oberwetter

The District of Columbia is quite small—just 68.3 square miles. As such, definition of neighborhood and community should be all-inclusive here in the nation’s capital. So why loud and vehement protests on the awarding of DC’s Neighborhood Investment Fund dollars to organizations such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Washington National Opera, and the D.C. Jewish Community Center? Perhaps because these organizations that tout their outreach efforts still have some work to do in solidifying authentic relationships with their neighbors outside of NW DC.

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