Skyland Development Team Helps Fund Programs for DC Public Schools
WC Smith and Rappaport, our retail partner, have provided financial support to six DC public schools in Wards 7 and 8, as part of the Community Benefits Program for the Skyland Town Center development. This support will fund many needs, including art supplies, laptops, math intervention materials, stocking a food pantry, and developing ebooks, supplementary texts, and other student reading materials. Some of these donations will be used to provide clothes for families in transition, or – in the case of one school – to fund a peace garden as part of its innovative trauma healing practices.
The Skyland development team contributed to the following D.C. public schools: Anacostia High School, Stanton Elementary School, Randle Highlands Elementary School, Kramer Middle School, Boone Elementary School and Anne Beers Elementary School.
The Francis Gregory and Anacostia Libraries will also receive monetary donations from the developers.
Skyland Town Center is a mixed-use development in the Hillcrest neighborhood of DC’s Ward 7. The Crest, a 263-unit residential building, is slated to open for occupancy in early 2021. It will be joined by an existing CVS, and, to come, a drive-through Starbucks, a branch of Chase Bank and a Lidl supermarket, the first full grocery store to open east of the Anacostia River in more than a decade.
Photo credit: Vincent Hunter.