A Brief History of the Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association
Adapted with permission from Ms. Everett Scott
Former LRCA president, trailblazer, and fearless leader
In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the LRCA
- The first Summer Cultural Enrichment Program under the sponsorship of the Urban Services Corps held at LaSalle Elementary School;
- The first comprehensive cultural enrichment program at Bertie Backus Jr. High School sponsored by the Neighborhood Planning Council and D.C. Public Schools;
- The establishment of the Lamond-Riggs Athletic Association to supplement recreational activities in the community under which the first little league football teams were organized; The LRAA later became a satellite to the Eastern Branch of the Boys Clubs of Greater Washington and was the first inner-city organization to play in the Beltway League;
- The LRCA became a member of the National Crime Council which was created by resident John F. Kennedy. Meetings were held at the 12th Police Precinct (which served the Lamond-Riggs community). The Crime Councils became Citizens Advisory Committees for the seven police districts.
Today, as the neighborhood witnesses a surge in development, the LRCA continues its commitment to serving the community.
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