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The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time. I have enjoyed visiting a number of our Ward 5 schools, as well as welcoming teachers, staff, parents, and students as they return to school. I look forward to visiting every school within Ward 5 this year and following our student’s success. I extend my sincerest gratitude to our parents and educators for their commitment to the youth of Ward 5 and the District of Columbia.

I recognize the important role our educators will play in building the next generation of leaders in our city and beyond. Ensuring the continued support of our educators is crucial to the long-term success of our city. The students, faculty, and leadership staff of Ward 5 and the District of Columbia have my full support. 
In Ward 5, we welcomed three new principals at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). The new principals are leading Dunbar High School, Luke C. Moore High School, and Phelps ACE High School. I invite you to read more about them below and join me as we welcome them to our community. I encourage all residents to find ways to get involved at your neighborhood school by volunteering, participating in community events, or supporting fundraising efforts.

In Service,
In this issue of the Ward 5 Report:

Resources for D.C. Small Businesses

While the D.C. government administers a number of programs to support emerging and existing small businesses, it can often be difficult to locate those opportunities. In Councilmember McDuffie's role as Chair of the Council Committee on Business and Economic Development, he has compiled a list of over 15 of these programs in one location. You are invited to view the list on Councilmember McDuffie's website. A printable version of the list is also available at the link above.

Kenyan in the Community

D.C. Schools Chancellor Search Public Forum

Date: Tuesday, September 11
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Brookland Middle School
1150 Michigan Avenue NE Washington, DC 20017


Seabury Resources for Aging Celebrates October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Date: Wednesday, October 17
Time: 11:00 AM
More Information Contact: Tinya Lacey at

Seabury Resources for Aging Senior Prom - October 18

Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: 2900 Newton Street, NE
More Information Contact: Tinya Lacey at
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