History

Below are some of the projects that we have worked on since our founding in 2001.

Central Union Mission

Faithworks conducted a neighborhood assessment, community outreach and a site analysis for Central Union Mission's homeless shelter located in Northwest Washington, DC.

Clean Green Team

In cooperation with Little Lights Urban Ministries and D & A Dunlevy Landscapers, Faithworks supplied business advice, project management, and administrative support to several public housing residents in creating a landscaping program and start-up business.

Crystal Chase

Located in Strasburg, Virginia, Faithworks was the nonprofit General Partner for this 32-unit apartment community with SunTrust Bank. Completed in 2004, this project used low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC's) to ensure that the apartments remain affordable for a period of 20 years. Since project completion, Faithworks has provided asset management and community management,planning and oversight.

District of Columbia Housing Authority

Faithworks introduction to the Hopkins Apartments and Potomac Gardens community started in July 2008 when, as part of the Capitol Hill Group Ministry Housing Advocacy Committee, Faithworks was asked to help coordinate the planning and building of a playground behind Hopkins at 1000 12th Street SE, 1121 K Street SE and 1131 K Street SE. Faithworks' collaborators for the project included the Hopkins Resident Council, Capitol Hill Community Foundation, Capitol Hill Group Ministry, Care Company, Christ Our Shepherd Church, Church of the Resurrection, DC Department of Recreation, DC Housing Authority, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, Frager's Hardware, Grace DC, Hopkins Boys and Girls Club, South Washington/West of the River Family Strengthening Collaborative, and Urban Bridge Builders. To see the pictures from the original playground, as the project was being planned, as the project began and after it was completed, click on the links below.
After the successful playground project, Faithworks collaborated with resident leaders, the Hopkins and Potomac Gardens Resident Councils, the District of Columbia Housing Authority, Get It Right Construction, the Hopkins Boys and Girls Club, Little Lights Urban Ministries, One Economy, Peaceoholics, Sasha Bruce Youthwork, and Total Family Care Coalition on a 12-month youth delinquency prevention and intervention program. The program targeted youth and young adults involved in crews and experiencing violence and was able to engage them in activities such as construction training, technology, recycling, and recreation. Faithworks and its partners provided intervention services, life skills training and coordinated community improvement projects such as the rehabilitation of two apartments into a recording studio and nonprofit program space. To see pictures of our work in this community, click on the links below.

The Festival Center

The Festival Center is a 19,600 square foot multi-purpose site in the heart of Adams Morgan in Northwest Washington, DC. Faithworks provided business planning guidance and leasing consultation to The Festival Center as it interacted with tenants from multiple ministries.

The Gatepost

The Gatepost assists at-risk youth ages 14 - 21 in developing life and job skills through classroom training and hands-on experience. Faithworks helped The Gatepost renovate the kitchen in its building on Good Hope Road in Southeast DC into a fully functioning commercial kitchen where culinary arts classes are held.

Gretna Village

Located in Gretna, Virginia, Faithworks was the nonprofit General Partner for this 47-unit apartment community with SunTrust Bank. Completed in 2006, this project used low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC's) to ensure that the apartments remain affordable for a period of 20 years. Since project completion, Faithworks has provided asset management and community management planning and oversight.

My Sister’s Keeper for All

Faithworks served as the administrator for My Sister’s Keeper’s (MSK) program that focused on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients at Hopkins and Potomac Gardens. Faithworks assisted MSK in developing an integrated approach to encourage participants to become self-sufficient.

The Salvation Army

Faithworks assisted The Salvation Army in creating a unique Corps Center and multi-ministry site in the Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast Washington, DC. From initial community outreach, to business planning, program and project design, ministry partner selection, construction, leasing and preparation for operation - Faithworks worked closely with Army officers, staff, advisory board and many members of the community to develop this extraordinary facility.