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The Alexander Crummell School, a historic landmark of significance to Black DC, is in immediate risk.

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The Alexander Crummell School, a historic landmark of significance to Black DC, is in immediate risk. 

At the request of Mayor Bowser, the DC Council is considering the surplus and

disposition of the 2-acre site of the historic Crummell School, the heart of the Ivy City community, to a developer who will build high-density, mostly high-cost housing.  You may remember that Empower DC worked with the community and submitted a proposal for the school which would have created a one acre park, community land trust, play ground, affordable housing, community health care, daycare and other neighborhood-serving programs.  Our proposal was rejected by the Mayor.

One June 27, Ivy City residents and supporters packed a DC Council hearing, urging Councilwoman Mary Cheh, whose committee oversees the surplusing of public land, and Councilman Kenyan McDuffie, whose committee oversees the disposition of public land and who also represents the Ward where Crummell is located, not to approve the Mayor and developers plans.
You can still support this effort!  The record of the hearing closes on Wednesday, July 11th at 5pm.  Submit your comments for the record to cautrey@dccouncil.us.
Let them know:
– you oppose the surplus and disposition of the historic Crummell School as proposed
– you stand with Ivy City residents in calling for at least once acre to be reserved as park/green space with a playground and basketball court, as part of the Crummell Schoool Community Center which – land which must be retained by the DC government, not privatized.
For More Background:

– View the DC Council hearing here  (Crummell starts at 2:20)

– View a storyboard about the community’s fight for Crummell School here

– Listen to Ivy City residents talk about the importance of Crummell School on last week’s Taking Action

 If you have any questions contact Parisa at Empower DC, (202) 234-9119 x 100 orparisa@empowerdc.org.

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