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Community Services and Facilities
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Community Services and Facilities

This working group has been researching schools, healthcare services, senior services, pre-K and after school programs, parks and recreation services, and non-profit organizations that provide direct benefit to Adams Morgan or impact it in any fashion.

Note that this is our DRAFT BASELINE REPORT. Please leave your constructive comments, questions, and ideas for the neighborhood in the comments section below.

Adams Morgan is fortunate to have a rich array of community facilities to meet the needs of its residents. Naturally, many of these facilities and resources are not without their challenges, but they provide a rich foundation upon which we as a community can improve.

Community facilities are those institutions, assets, individuals, and organizations, both public and private, which provide the cultural, educational, health, recreational, and social services critical to the ongoing well-being of the community. Some of them are obvious and some need to be placed in context to demonstrate their impact on the community. Schools are an obvious critical component of any community and Adams Morgan is fortunate to have three such public institutions in our community. Two of these schools are elementary schools (K-6) and primarily serve the Adams Morgan community and the areas immediately adjacent to our borders. The third school, Oyster Adams, has a dual immersion language program (Spanish/English) and has grades 4-8 on its Adams Morgan campus. The other campus is located across Connecticut Avenue. However, Adams is a city-wide school and requires entrance exams to enter the school thus Adams Morgan residents are currently not automatically admitted despite living within its boundaries. H.D. Cooke and Marie Reed are our public elementary schools and while each is showing rising promise both are not yet considered top tier institutions. Along with our public schools, we also have Jubilee Jumpstart, one of the premier early childhood non-profit education programs in the city within our boundaries.

Adams Morgan is blessed with a broad array of non-profit organizations that address many of the social service and cultural needs of our community and beyond. We have some of the nation’s most notable institutions addressing issues of hospice care, aging, affordable housing, the homeless, and those seeking opportunities to re-enter the work force. Along with these vital organizations we have institutions combining the arts and education for our children. Our youth are served through several strong organizations dedicated to their well-being that enjoy the support of the community and local and national funding sources.

Adams Morgan is also fortunate to have several civic organizations, such as the Kalorama Citizens Association and the Reed Cooke Neighborhood Association, that are committed to the preservation and improvement of local neighborhoods through robust civic engagement with the community, the local ANC, the City Council, the various DC government agencies, and the Office of the Mayor.

Healthcare has a strong presence in Adams Morgan, boasting two of the city’s most active full service community-based health centers treating patients from infancy to the aged. In addition, we have a wide range of doctors and dentists with practices located within the Adams Morgan community. Current plans call for the opening of a walk-in medical clinic to complement the options residents already have. Major hospitals are all within a five-mile or less radius of the Adams Morgan community while both fire and police services have a large and dedicated presence in the Adams Morgan Community. Our parks and recreation facilities are robust and enjoy strong community use and support including non-profit organizations dedicated to the well-being of our two large public parks, Walter Pierce and Kalorama Park. We are also blessed with having Rock Creek Park located partly within our boundaries as well as the internationally renowned National Zoo.

Adams Morgan has wonderful community resources and as residents we have the capacity to expand these resources to improve their role in making the lives of our community even better.

Full Report

Review this working group's background documents and maps on Scribd. Also, check out our map of Community Resources and let us know if we are missing one you know of.

DC Office of Planning - Adams Morgan Vision Framework

As a follow up to our work, the DC Office of Planning conducted a series of community meetings to flesh out a vision for the neightborhood that builds on the efforts of Envision Adams Morgan. They have released their final Adams Morgan Vision Framework document to guide future development and community efforts.

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