South Dakota Avenue-Riggs Road Main Street Program
December 17, 2018

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is pleased to announce the creation of the South Dakota Avenue/Riggs Road Main Street Program. Funded through a grant awarded by the District Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), the Main Street Program will utilize public-private partnerships and community volunteers, build on neighborhood assets, and implement strategies to support and improve the business corridors in the Riggs Park and Manor Park neighborhoods:
  • South Dakota Avenue NE between Galloway Street and Riggs Road NE
  • Riggs Road NE between Chillum Place NE and the Metro tracks
  • 5600 Block 3rd Street NE and 5700 Block 2nd Street NE between Riggs Road and New Hampshire Avenue NE
  • 3rd Street NW between Rittenhouse Street and Sheridan Street NW

The Founding Main Street Board of Directors includes leadership from the Lamond-Riggs and Manor Park communities including:

  • Board Chair: Barbara Rogers, 2nd Vice President, Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association
  • Treasurer: Alison Brooks, Acting President, South Manor Neighborhood Association
  • Secretary: Rhonda Henderson, President, Manor Park Citizens Association

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is the largest and most comprehensive association serving nonprofits in the Country. The Center is located in the District of Columbia and has been providing capacity building and administration support services to local nonprofits for over 39 years. The Center will provide fiscal and organizational management, leadership and technical assistance for the South Dakota Avenue/Riggs Road Main Street.

The DC Main Street Program is administered by the Department of Small and Local Business Development and the South Dakota Avenue/Riggs Road Main Street is proud to be located in Wards 4 and 5. The Main Street Leaders, Board of Directors, and all at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement are especially grateful to District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, and DSLBD Director Kristi Whitfield for the opportunity.  

An executive director will lead the South Dakota Avenue/Riggs Road Main Street Program. The position is open, and a job description can be found below. 

For more information, please contact Glen O’Gilvie, CEO, Center for Nonprofit Advancement on [email protected] or 202.457.0540

February 22, 2019

Volunteer for the new Main Street!

The Main Street Board of Directors held a community kick-off meeting at Culture Coffee Too on February 22, 2019. The kick-off presentation is available  here for you to learn more.

The Main Street wants your help. Community members are invited to volunteer their time, expertise, and interest in areas such as small business support, marketing, design and branding, legal, communications, event planning, and more. For this program to be a success, it needs your passion and engagement.

If you would like to volunteer for a specific committee or just want to remain informed, please fill out the following volunteer interest form  here and email it to [email protected]