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Welcome to the CitiWide News and Events Webpage

CitiWide invites you to explore the News and Events page and see what is happening at CitiWide and around the Washington D.C. area.


We would like welcome our new staff members, Natalie Schreffler and Barbara Jackson. Both staff will work hand in hand to provide services youth involved in the DC Youth Link program in the areas of Technology Training and GED/ABE attainment.

To read more about our new staff members, see there bios here.

  1. The lease for CitiWide located at 1112 11th Street expired February 28, 2015, and was not renewed. CitiWide consolidated operations into one location: 1726 7th street NW, Washington DC 20001:
    • Educational/IT/Workforce Programs
    • Health and Safety Programs
  2. FBI Finger Printing will be available soon.

Mr. Anthony Chuukwu receives “The Institution Builder Award” from D.C Mayor Vincent C. Gray on September 30, 2013 at the Howard Theater

News Picture Anthony Chuukwu award

The Institution Builder Award is one of seven Awards presented to prominent African Leaders in Diaspora in Washington, D.C.


In honor of African Heritage Month and the 50th Anniversary of the African Union, the DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (OAA) and the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities present the fourth Annual DC African Heritage Celebration. This celebration took place September 30 and included a reception and networking, remarks by Mayor Vincent Gray, and an award ceremony regarding a Tribute to Leaders of the African Diaspora recognizing seven exceptional leaders who made unique contributions to the cultural and economic renaissance of the District’s African community.

Other awards given include the Pan-African Bridge Builder Award, Arts Award, Cultural Education Leader Award, Institution Builder Award, Community Organizer Award, Business Leader Award, and the Public Service Award. After the award ceremonies, performances given included music, dance, art, and poetry from the African Diaspora.

For More Information about the Celebration

Click here for the full list of Entertainers
Click here for list of Awardees
Click here to view pictures from the Celebration