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The DC Futures Program is a program that aims to help DC college students complete their 1st associate or bachelor’s deg...
04/13/2022
DC Futures Program | osse

The DC Futures Program is a program that aims to help DC college students complete their 1st associate or bachelor’s degree by providing a last-dollar scholarship (tuition, fees, cost of attendance) at 3 local universities

The DC Futures Program (DC Futures) is a newly created program that aims to help DC college students complete their first associate or bachelor’s degree by providing a last-dollar scholarship (tuition, fees, and cost of attendance) at three local universities in addition to college coaching and s...

Thank you to all the Commissioners, residents and institutions in Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8 C. We are proud to ...
04/12/2022
ANC 8C 2021 Annual Report

Thank you to all the Commissioners, residents and institutions in Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8 C. We are proud to present #AStandardOfExcellence our 2021 Annual Report. Please share, comment and let us know your thoughts! #WeAreward8

ANC 8C 2021 Annual Report

04/08/2022
04/03/2022

There is an illegally dumped sofa at the 100 block of Yuma St. SE. I notified the Department of Public Works to have it removed. I’ll keep you updated. #WeAreWard8 #AStandardOfExcellence #Salim4DC

Stick up kids got me!
03/31/2022

Stick up kids got me!

03/28/2022

There was a huge amount of trash illegally dumped onto the 3600 block of MLK Ave SE. I’ve reported it to the Department of Public Works to be removed. I’ll keep everyone updated. Let’s do our best to keep the neighborhood clean and safe for everyone. #WeAreWard8 #Salim4DC

The Mayor of the District of Columbia will be at the next @ANC8C meeting. Do you have a pressing issue you would like to...
03/27/2022
ANC 8C Meeting w/ Mayor Bowser · Salim4DC

The Mayor of the District of Columbia will be at the next @ANC8C meeting. Do you have a pressing issue you would like to bring to her attention? RSVP for the meeting and let your voice be heard.

You are invited to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8C April Community Meeting. Our special guest will be Mayor Muriel Bowser. If you have a question you would like to ask Mayor Bowser please send your questions to [email protected] Agenda: Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Agenda March M...

03/27/2022

There’s a broken utility wire that is in need of repair at the 2400 Block of 24th St. SE. I’ve contacted the District Department of Transportation to have it fixed, before someone gets seriously injured. #WeAreWard8 #Salim4DC #AStandardOfExcellence

03/26/2022

The sidewalk along 24th St is in need of repair. I’ve reported it to the District Department of Transportation to have fixed. We are working to make sure the infrastructure of our community is kept at a high standard. #WeAreWard8 #Salim4DC #AStandardOfExcellence.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!
03/25/2022

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

03/25/2022

There was a washer & dryer set illegally dumped on 8th St. SE. I reported it to the Department of Public Works to have it removed. We are continuing to work hard to keep our community safe and clean. #WeAreWard8 #AStandardOfExcellence #Salim4DC

03/21/2022

There is an illegal dumping on the 2400 block of 24th St. SE. It’s been reported to the Department of Public Works to be removed. I’ll keep you updated on its status. #WeAreWard8 #TrashFreeDC #CleanWard8 #Salim4DC #AStandardOfExcellence

What’s on your mind?
03/21/2022

What’s on your mind?

The FBI wanted to prevent the rise of a Black Messiah that could unify and electrify our community, especially the youth...
03/21/2022

The FBI wanted to prevent the rise of a Black Messiah that could unify and electrify our community, especially the youth.

03/20/2022

We spending our Sunday afternoon cleaning the community and being the example our young brothers need to see. #EachOneTeachOne #WeAreWard8 #AStandardOfExcellence #Salim4DC

03/20/2022
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
03/20/2022

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Big ups to everyone that came out to the DC Mayor's Office of Women's Policy & Initiatives #HerStory5K @dcmowpi @moaaa_d...
03/19/2022

Big ups to everyone that came out to the DC Mayor's Office of Women's Policy & Initiatives #HerStory5K @dcmowpi @moaaa_dc @moaa_dc #WeAreWard8

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03/15/2022

There was a fire at Meadowbrook Run Apartments on 6th St. SE. We are working to make sure the residents will get emergency services from Red Cross tonight.

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03/12/2022

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Today in #BlackHistory March 10, 1913 Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, Union Army spy and suffragist, died. Born Araminta R...
03/10/2022

Today in #BlackHistory March 10, 1913 Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, Union Army spy and suffragist, died. Born Araminta Ross enslaved in Dorchester County, Maryland around 1820, Tubman escaped to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1849. She immediately returned to Maryland to rescue her family and over the years made 13 missions to rescue over 70 enslaved people using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. Tubman, known as Moses, never lost a passenger. During the Civil War, Tubman worked for the Union Army as an armed scout and spy. She was the first woman to lead an armed expedition when she led the raid on the Combahee River which liberated more than 700 enslaved people. Tubman was also active in the women’s suffrage movement. After she died, Tubman was buried with military honors. Dozens of schools are named in her honor and the United States Maritime Commission launched the SS Harriet Tubman, the first Liberty ship ever named for a Black woman, April 19, 1944. In 1978, the United States Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp in her honor. Tubman’s biography, “Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman,” was published in 1869.

03/08/2022

There is an abandoned vehicle on the St. Elizabeth Campus. I contacted the Department of Public Works to have it removed. This is where the new hospital will be built. Let’s try our best as a community to keep out community clean and safe. Let’s do out best to respect each other. #WeAreWard8

03/08/2022

Being a leader often requires you to be tough & thick skinned, yet gentle and compassionate with others. Being a leader absolutely requires you to be patient, while at the same time being able to think quickly and respond at a moments notice in the midst of crisis.

Many times as a leader you have to remain calm and poised, while creating intentional spaces, circumstances and moments for others to express or display their emotions. As a leader you are expected to be modest and humble, yet allow others to receive the credit and shine in the limelight, sometimes for your hard work.

As a leader you are expected to be committed and loyal to a person. You’re expected to help that person obtain the skills and resources needed for success, only to have that person leave to build something else.

As a leader you’re expected to “get it done” at all costs, yet be sensitive to how you make people feel. As a leader you can do 1,000 things correct, but be judged and evaluated on the one thing you did wrong.

As a leader, perfection is the standard to which others will hold you. However, you’re supposed to allow others to make mistakes.

All of the above can take one on an emotional roller coaster. How does one handle all of these expectations & remain human?

The first key to mastering the above is having a delicate balance of discernment and discipline. This is developed from study. The more one studies, the stronger ones ability to think critically increases. Study isn’t just reading, it’s also having a critical analysis of events, actions, programs, relationships and/or projects.

The second key is realizing, you will NEVER get “there” but you can get closer to it with each experience in life. Once one realizes this, it can take off SOME of the pressure and anxiety of trying to be the perfect leader. The key here is making principled and informed decisions. That’s all one can do.

I’ve been privileged to be in leadership positions for 1/3 of my life now. I still have a vast amount to learn. Through fasting, study, exercising and sitting at the feet of my elders, I know I will get closer.

Are you willing to take this journey with me?

RSVP Here: bit.ly/organizeward8
03/04/2022
How to Form a Tenants Association · Salim4DC

RSVP Here: bit.ly/organizeward8

Join Commissioner Salim Adofo and the Office of the Tenant Advocate to learn how to organize a tenants association. A tenant association is a group of tenants who work to fix their housing problems. Tenant associations have had success because they organize together. Tenants have the right to organi...

03/03/2022
Erin Palmer

Erin Palmer for DC Council Chairwoman

At a young age, I spent a lot of my life moving around and grew up in California and Colorado. Later, I attended the University of Pennsylvania, studied abroad in Santiago, Chile, and worked in Managua, Nicaragua and Quito, Ecuador. I came to DC to attend American University’s law school and graduate school.

After completing law school and earning my graduate degree in conflict resolution, I worked as a judicial clerk at the DC Court of Appeals, where I met my husband, Eric, who was also clerking at the court. We married, settled in Takoma DC, and had our three kids: Adrián (11), Mateo (9), and Javier (6). They are constant and lively reminders of the values we honor most as a family: kindness, empathy, and service to our community.

From the start of my professional career, I have worked to hold government accountable. After my judicial clerkship, I worked at a law firm, spending most of my time on pro bono matters. These included winning asylum for an individual fleeing state violence due to their political beliefs, representing a child with disabilities at a local school to ensure they received their needed educational supports, and filing briefs with the United States Supreme Court on the science regarding youth brain development to end the use of life without parole sentences for youth.

For the last seven years, I served as an ethics lawyer for the federal judiciary, where I specialized in workplace accountability. As a survivor of sexual assault and harassment, these structural challenges were not just matters of revising rules and procedures but a moral call to redefine safety in our workplaces. I’m proud of my work to improve accountability and workplace protections within an institution essential to the balance of power in government.

Since 2018, I have also served as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, a hyper-local elected position. I’ve tackled traffic safety, infrastructure, housing, education, and community safety, with an eye not just toward fixing the immediate problems but
identifying systemic challenges and proposing solutions to improve government across DC. My trademark as a Commissioner is redefining the role by not solely focusing on the immediate needs in my neighborhood, but also building alliances across the District
to make every neighborhood better.

I’ve been a leader in a number of community organizations that give back to our city, including currently as a Board Member of the Old Takoma Business Association (Main Street Takoma). Previously, I served as Secretary of the Manor Park Citizens Association, a Board Member of the Kennedy Street Development Corporation, and a Board Member of the Student Education and Leadership Fund, which provided college scholarships to DC-area students dedicated to using their college education to give back to their local communities.

02/28/2022

I feel for my people right now. As a collective community we are hurting. We brag about cutting people off. We glorify how petty we can be. We are resolving issues by simply not talking to people. Some of us really need a hug. We need a family that cares.

In a world governed by smart phones and click bait, this will be hard to come by. Our sisters and brothers are masking their pain by attempting to be hard and not caring. They are seeking attention by posing to be hard and not needing anyone. When in fact they are crying on the inside and yearning to be loved.

The more I grow into the position that I am in, the more I realize that loving our sisters, brothers, family members, co-workers, etc. etc. is difficult yet necessary. We all heard the phrase hurt people hurt people.

We have to find the intestinal fortitude to recognize that and find out how to see beyond the surface and into the inner core of a person. What you may find is someone that doesn’t want to be hurt, so they put a wall of resistance up.

Being vulnerable and genuine in a world of scavengers is dangerous. It’s scary. Some react in strange ways and are trying to figure out how to cope. As a result, we act other than our own self at times.

People are literally dying to be loved and at the same time killing those they want to be loved by. As a leader we have to instill knowledge in a person that will inspire that person. As a leader we have to motivate people. As a leader we must have an undying love for our people.

I challenge us all to consider what someone is going through before casting your final judgement. some of us are still trying to figure this thing called life out. We are going to make mistakes and do things that will p**s each other off to the highest of p**stivity. Consider helping someone before throwing her or him away or “canceling” the person. Consider having a crucial conversation and ask how can we make this better? Learning to forgive is key. Remember we all we got.

Peace
Commissioner Salim Adofo

02/20/2022

We held a community clean up on Malcolm X Ave SE for Black History Month. I’ve reported the illegally dumped items to the DC Department of Public Works.

Addressing environment justice issues, and keeping the neighborhood clean & healthy for our community is one of the reasons I ran for Commissioner.
It’s my duty to deliver on that commitment. I am proud to say this is the result of voting for me. This is the result of donating to my campaign. We will get what we organize for.

#AStandardOfExcellence
#Salim4DC
#WeAreWard8

#Results I have great news everyone. The recommendation I made to the District Department of Transportation @ddotdc to r...
02/20/2022

#Results I have great news everyone. The recommendation I made to the District Department of Transportation @ddotdc to repave Wheeler Hill Road SE has been approved and will be funded this fiscal year!! When I initially ran for Commissioner part of my platform (& still is) was to improve the infrastructure of our community. Now we are literally doing it block by block!
I am proud to say this is the result of voting for me. This is the result of donating to my campaign. We will get what we organize for.

#AStandardOfExcellence
#Salim4DC
#WeAreWard8

02/19/2022

We out here doing our part to show young brothers the way. Enough talking. More action. #CleanWard8 #Salim4DC
#AStandardOfExcellence #weareward8

02/18/2022

#Results In October I advised the District Department of Transportation that there is a need to increase pedestrian safety and traffic safety on 5th St. SE. Today we delivered for the residents in this community. #WeAreWard8

#AStandardOfExcellence
#Salim4DC

02/18/2022

I’m glad to be a part of bringing a new hospital to #Ward8. I’m really excited that we will finally have a maternity ward as well.

A hospital is an anchor institution for a community. We are raising the bar to #AStandardOfExcellence.

Thank you NBC for helping us to tell our story.

#WeAreWard8
#Salim4DC

02/18/2022

Good morning. Take a moment to reflect on all that you have accomplished & use it for motivation for today. Remember, success is in your DNA.

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YOU NEED TO REVOKE MART LIQUORS LICENSE ON MLK AND PORTLAND ST ASAP!
dear sir i like your task in the world
Do you every give bloggers interview?
How could the people get a term limit for the Senate when the Senate makes the rules???
Hello Mr. Adofo this is DI Jeff and I noticed that you have an event Wednesday and I'd like to be involved. Please contact me as soon as you can on 202 695 0107. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
Blessings Commissioner Salim Adofo. Inbox your email.
Please make sure that #EVERY Ward 8 school aged child is registered for CM Trayon White Back to School block party to get their book bag. The link is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZpJ1Hv2NToUTWtql_MRJd8VdjFuAwmTGiZsU7BnV09jSQVQ/viewform
Thank you so much!
It's great to see progressive brothers like yourself in office. There is a battle to be fought on all fronts. Peace.
Brother Salim, I saw your remarks at the press conference regarding the upcoming African Liberation Day celebration and sanctions against Zimbabwe. Great job. Forward Ever, Backwards Never!