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!!!Attention all Ward 7 Artists: Meeting Wednesday, May 28 from 6 to 8 pm!!! Location: W7AC Multi-Purpose Room 4645 Nannie Helen Burrouhs, NE

Ward 7 Arts Collaborative Celebrates Earth Day

W7AC Youth Spotlighted in the Anacostia Watershed Earth Day Competition

For the second year in a row youth from ward 7 have been awarded a place in the Anacostia Watersheds Annual Art & Poetry Competition. Eighteen year old Maurice Hill, a Ward 7 Arts Collaborative Intern, was awarded second place for his poem Cans & Boots as well as for his poster titled How Would You Feel. Terrence Richburg, a sixth grader at Smothers Elementary was awarded 1st place for his untitled piece. By receiving this honor these young men have helped to put aside the negative stigma that is often attached to black male youth in Ward 7.

Click here to read to read the poem Cans & Boots by Maurice Hill.

Click here to see photos from past events.

Planter Boxes Made Greener

What a difference collaborative effort makes! Upon receiving a grant from Washington Parks & People, the Ward 7 Arts Collaborative was able to celebrate Earth Day 2008 by continuing its community beautification project. Mr. Lawrence Jordan, of the Convict Services & Offender Supervision Agency, joined the Ward 7 Arts Collaborative as we completed the second stage fo our Planter Box Project. over a dozen male and female residents of Ward 7 received community service hours for helping the collaborative plant new drought-resistant grasses in the wards planter boxes. These new plants along Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road represents a greener lifetyle for the ward. A lifestyle which brings out the beauty in our community.