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Building Blocks

Building Blocks DC Grant Recipients

Below is a list of recipients of the BBDC Community Grants!

Project Name
Project Description Neighborhoods

Robert King Jr.,
Carriers: The Exit Plan

Create a documentary featuring individuals impacted by gun violence

Rosedale, Carver, Langston, Paradise at Parkside, Mayfair Mansions

Natalie Greene,
Clean Corners
Host Saturday morning neighborhood cleanup activities led by youth lead

East Capitol

Stephanie Chambers,
Community Day (Let's Put an End to Gun Violence)

Create a community day in Lincoln Heights and Congress Heights to address gun violence Lincoln Heights, Congress Heights

Eli McCarthy,
Community Safety Unit, Civic Plaza

Train participants in de-escalation and unarmed civilian protection skills Columbia Heights

Caity Schneeman,
DC Youth Theatre Ensemble

Create an applied theater program for young adults Anacostia

Frankie Armstrong,
Double Day

The project will be day(s) of healing, mentoring and fun for children impacted by gun violence and/or parental incarceration 22nd Street, Shipley, Parkland

Shelly Sydney,
ERCPCP-Community Wellness

Create meeting spaces for women to share, grieve, and learn healthy coping mechanisms Atlantic Terrace

Jerell Brown,
Guns Down 2022 Boxing Violence Interruption Programming by That's a Plug

Teach aspects of boxing, emotional intelligence, financial literacy, and fitness

Ward 5

Rahim Jenkins,
HUSH Campaign

Identify local rappers and artists to act as ambassadors in a stop the violence campaign Citywide Effort

Sean Carter,
Kingdom Kennel

Engage with men in the neighborhood and teach them the proper care of dogs while also connecting them with senior men in their neighborhood River Terrace, Benning Road

Kevin Fields,
Picking Up the Pieces - Coping Through Loss

The project will provide crisis intervention to youth ages 9-13 dealing with grief and loss as a result of gun violence Anacostia

Kevin McGill,
Ridge Road Titans Pro Football Hall of Fame Road Trip

The project will take the Ridge Road Titans football team on a road trip to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio Wards 7 and 8

Clarence Allen,
Self-Destruction Music Project

Engage with participants in creating a rap song with a message that addresses gun violence in the community Langston Dwellings

Egypt Mims,
Soul Surgery

Work with women East of the River who have been impacted by gun violence Congress Park, Cedar Gardens, Woodland
Dyanna Weston,
The Girl Power Project
Create a 1 day, 5-hour retreat for girls ages 13-19 in high gun violence crime areas Parkland and Ivy City

Thandor Miller,
Transformative Building Blocks for Transforming Your Life

Create a 2-day transformational workshop for youth impacted and at risk of violence in their communities Citywide Effort

Aummett Paige,
Ward 8 Youth Community Clean Up and Beautification Project

Engage with youth in a project that will teach sports fundamentals while also cleaning public spaces Ward 8/Anacostia

Dominique Scruggs,
Yes Foundation: Our Youth Takes Lead Against Gun Violence Leaders of Tomorrow

Create a leadership development training program for youth that focuses on the prevention of gun violence in their communities Benning Terrace, Woodland Terrace

Temika Manley,
Youth Speak: Good Begins with Self Love

Create panel discussions in three communities (Rosedale, Kenilworth and Deanwood) to discuss and develop plans to address community needs Wards 6,7, & 8

Asiyah Timimi,

Use literature to address the impacts of psychological slavery; offer job readiness skill development Anacostia