The Jubilee | May 2019

A Note From Jim

We are brimming with excitement and gratitude as we watch the newly renovated Maycroft Apartments open its doors to residents and families! After a long battle against forces that would have priced original residents out of the restored building, the Maycroft is open, and original residents are moving in along with other families and individuals for whom market rents are otherwise out of reach in the thriving Columbia Heights neighborhood.

As I’ve walked Jubilee’s Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant, and Columbia Heights neighborhoods for the better part of two decades, the question of who lives here—who is able to live here—has never been more pressing. Read more...

Jubilee Youth Services Learns to Code​​

While Jubilee Housing Director of Youth Services, Audrey Walker, was shopping at Pentagon City Mall, she stopped in the Microsoft store and sparked up a conversation with the community director about Jubilee Youth Services’ (JYS) focus on STEAM (science, technologyengineering, arts, mathematics) as an educational approach for our youth programming. The community director extended an invitation to JYS Activity Zone students to attend a coding class at the Microsoft store.  Read more...

This isn’t “Goodbye”, Just “See You Later”

Barbara Moore has put in a lot of miles in these neighborhoods over the years.  As one of Jubilee Housing’s founders, long serving staff, and board member, she has walked the streets of the Adams Morgan for decades. Her speedy gait is recognized from a distance, and Barbara is known for her trademark, year-round SAS (San Antonio) sandals. Her daily routine through the neighborhood has made her a fixture in Adams Morgan – Moore is something of a protector spirit. Read more...

Affordable Housing and Energy Resiliency 

On May 1st, Jubilee Housing, New Partners Community Solar Corp., the Department of Energy and Environment, and Pepco, launched the District’s first affordable housing resiliency center powered by solar+battery storage at the Maycroft Apartments.
The Resiliency Center, powered by Pepco for the Jubilee Community, will provide three days of power for the residents should the electrical grid go down. Read more...

It Takes “U” To Make Community

Jubilee Housing is excited to announce that we are participating in the United Way of the National Capital Area's 7th Annual Do More 24 online fundraising campaign from noon on May 22 to noon on May 23 again this year! The whole D.C. area will spend 24 hours raising money for some incredible causes! Read more...

May 22-23, 2019
Do More 24
Do More 24 is the DMV's largest annual 24-hour online fundraiser, powered by United Way of the National Capital Area. We hope you'll support Jubilee Housing! Donate today!

May 30, 2019
Jubilee Youth Services End of Year Talent Show
Join us as we celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our youth enrolled in Early Start and Activity Zone! They will be showcasing their unique talents during a talent show and recognition ceremony. Contact Kaitlin Very at kvery@jubileehousing.org to RSVP.

June 7, July 5, August 2, 2019
D.C. Can Be Tours
Tour Jubilee Housing’s community and learn about recent program initiatives, buildings under development, and creative partnerships. Contact Tristan Dewar at tdewar@jubileehousing.org or (202) 559-2341.

8:30—9:30 a.m.
Rouse Room at The Ritz
1631 Euclid St NW
Washington, DC

June 18, 2019
Celebrating Partners Cocktail Reception
Please join us to be inspired by creative partnerships, connect with old friends, and make new ones!

6:00—8:00 p.m.
Johnny's Half Shell
1819 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC

For more information and ticket purchases, please click here.

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