1827 Wiltberger St NWWashington, DC, 20001
Designed with the organization’s specific needs in mind, the DC Center relocation helps further its mission to educate, empower, celebrate, and connect the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities. The new 6,671-SF space increases their capacity and vital outreach initatives, with the additional ability to sublease to other LGBTQ+ nonprofits, including Wanda Alston Foundation, Rainbow Families, and G3 Associates.
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Supported by a $1 million investment by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the new flexible workplace will include ten offices and multiple co-working stations. Much of the design incorporates vetted and green-certified materials to meet and surpass the DC Green Construction and Energy Code’s sustainable standards. The project strives to minimize its environmental footprint while prioritizing the health and wellness of occupants. Additionally, the new LGBTQ+ Community Center will go above and beyond ADA requirements to ensure inclusivity, accessibility, and comfort for all.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for The DC Center to more fully expand our support offerings and provide vital and integral wraparound care to and for our LGBTQIA2s+ siblings. I am also exhilarated at the opportunity to be co-housed with other impactful and game-changing community-based organizations/LGBTQ+ nonprofits for one-stop assistance and care. When community members come to this new space, they’ll see a broader range of support being offered and an enhanced experience for increasing their health, wellness, and personal security.
We are all very excited to support this opportunity and come together in a new space with fellow nonprofits. Collectively and collaboratively, we will better serve the LGBTQ+ community and combine resources to provide a much-needed safe space to gather that provides access to food, clothes, educational programming, and care, as well as professional development assets such as computers and conference rooms.
We are proud to reaffirm our support for DC’s LGBTQ+ community. This investment is a reflection of our DC Values. We know that when we foster community, and when we support organizations that invest in the community, DC is stronger and our residents have more and better opportunities to reach their full potential and live happy, healthy lives.