Each year, the Community Development Network of Maryland (CDN) honors organizations around the state engaging in extraordinary community development work. CDN Awards of Excellence highlight organizations that make great social and economic impact in their work every day. GHCC is pleased to announce that our 29th Street Community Center won the CDN Innovation Award for its non-conventional and innovative approach to problem solving.
The 29th Street Community Center grew out of a hugely collaborative effort to build community at the intersection of several diverse neighborhoods. Today, the Center is a vehicle for community building that attracts middle-income families and provides a safe haven for low-income youth. Since re-opening last year, more than 1,000 residents have enrolled in free and low-cost programming, much of which is community led.