From Mayor Muriel Bowser <[email protected]>
Subject Longer Hours, More Fun at DPR Rec Centers
Date March 10, 2023 11:10 PM
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Phone: (202) 727-2643
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Chief of Staff:
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City Administrator:
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March 10, 2023

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

Did you hear the news? Starting this month, we are expanding hours at our recreation centers! Starting, Monday, March 27, we will expand hours at eight high-demand rec centers; then, in April, we will expand hours at 37 additional rec centers. Weekday hours will expand from eight hours to 15 hours and Saturday hours will double from four hours to eight hours. The new weekday hours will be 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the new Saturday hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

By staying open longer, we can offer more programming and recreation opportunities to residents of all ages and we can do more to keep young people engaged in safe and fun activities after school and on the weekend. 

The first eight rec centers to launch expanded hours on Monday, March 27 include:

* Columbia Heights Community Center 
* Emery Heights Community Center
* Turkey Thicket Recreation Center 
* Edgewood Recreation Center 
* Deanwood Community Center 
* Kenilworth Recreation Center 
* Rosedale Recreation Center 
* Barry Farm Recreation Center

We also announced this week that for the first time, we will have a lottery system for DPR summer camp registration. The lottery system will make the process of registering for summer camp more equitable and less frantic.

Learn more about summer camp options and the new summer camp lottery at [ [link removed] ]. 


Muriel Bowser DPR Is Hiring

"Longer hours and more summer camp opportunities means more jobs at DPR. Spread the word that DPR is hiring! Learn more at [ [link removed] ]."

In This Week's Newsletter:

* Celebrating Women’s History Month [ #link_2 ]
* Register for Summer in the City [ #link_1 ]
* Next Week: DMPED’s March Madness [ #link_4 ]

Celebrating Women’s History Month
Womens HerStory

Mayor Bowser and the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives (MOWPI) are inviting residents to attend the following events in honor of Women’s History Month.

*Well Women Wednesday- Soca & Sweat:* Join MOWPI for a quarterly series on physical health and wellness and learn more about resources offered through other District programs for engaging in physical activity.   

* When: Wednesday, March 15 @ 6:00 p.m.  
* Where: Emery Recreation Center (5701 Georgia Ave NW)  
* Register HERE [ [link removed] ]

*#BeTheMovement Policy Bootcamp:* Join MOWPI, in partnership with the DC Commission for Women, for a policy bootcamp day to learn about advocacy, running for office, civic engagement, and improving communities.  

* When: Saturday, March 18 @ 9:00 a.m.  
* Where: The George Washington University Student Center (800 21st Street NW)  
* Register HERE [ [link removed] ]

*Women Worksmart Wage Negotiation Training:* Join MOWPI, in partnership with the American Association of University Women, for an information session about researching target salaries, highlighting accomplishments, and building confidence to negotiate better benefits and pay.

* When: Tuesday, March 21 @ 6:00 p.m.  
* Where: American Association of University Women Headquarters (1310 L Street NW, Suite 1000)  
* Register HERE [ [link removed] ]

*Women’s Herstory Day of Service Community Clean Up:* Join MOWPI and the Mayor’s Office of the Clean City to participate in a community clean up with over 50 girl scout troops.

* When: Sunday, March 26 @ 1:00 p.m.   
* Where: Fletcher Johnson Educational Campus (4650 Benning Road SE)   

*Public Safety Showcase: Celebrating the Women of DC Government Keeping Our City Safe:* Join MOWPI and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice to celebrate and meet the women of DC’s public safety and justice agencies that help to keep the city safe, and learn about employment opportunities.

* When: Saturday, March 25 @ 1:00 p.m.   
* Where: DC Fire and EMS Training Academy (4600 Shepherd Parkway SW)

*Mayor’s Office of Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing Poetry Slam:* Join MODDHH, MOWPI, and the Mayor’s Office of Nightlife and Culture for an event to celebrate and honor women’s legacies titled, “Deaf Women Who Tell Stories: ASL Poetry Night.”

* When: Friday, March 31 @ 9:00 p.m.
* Where: Busboys and Poets (450 K Street NW)
* Register HERE [ [link removed] ]

*Washington Women of Excellence Awards:* Join Mayor Bowser during an awards ceremony to honor influential women who have made significant contributions towards enriching the lives of women and families in DC.  

* When: Thursday, March 30 @ 6:00 p.m.  
* Where: Hotel Zena (1155 14th St NW) 
* Register HERE [ [link removed] ]

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Register for Summer in the City
summer in city

Join the Deputy Mayor for Education and the Office of Out of School Time Grants for a resource-gathering and networking event for DC community members to hear directly from local partner organizations and DC agencies about summer programs, summer jobs, learning experiences, and more.

District youth and families will hear directly from over 40 community-based partners about different summer opportunities and can engage in fun activities that will be offered during the event.

* *When:* Saturday, March 25 @ 11:00 a.m.
* *Where:* Eliot-Hine Middle School (1830 Constitution Avenue NE)
* Register to attend HERE [ [link removed] ].

To learn more, visit [ [link removed] ] or email [email protected] with questions.

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Next Week: DMPED’s March Madness
March madness

Join Mayor Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development at March Madness, the District's annual economic development showcase and pre-solicitation event.

* *When:* Thursday, March 16 @ 10:00 a.m.
* *Where:* National Building Museum (401 F Street NW)
* Register to attend HERE [ [link removed] ].

During the event, DMPED will reveal projects soon to be available to the District’s development community and how business leaders and community members can play a role in DC’s Comeback Plan [ [link removed] ].

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Mayor Muriel Bowser

John A. Wilson Building | 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW | Washington DC, 20004

(202) 727-2643

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