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Community Cornerstone Award Recipients – August 2015


                            Community Cornerstones Awards

Anita Bonds

Councilmember At-Large

Committee on Housing and Community Development

Committee on Judiciary Committee on Education

1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 110
Washington, DC 20004

(202) 724-8064




What are the Community Cornerstones Awards?

Each month, Councilmember Anita Bonds highlights cornerstones of our community who make an extraordinary impact to the quality of life and general well being of the residents of the District of Columbia.

This month's recipients

Bread for the City

Bread for the City

Started in 1974, Bread for the City is a front line agency serving many of Washington’s poorest residents. Bread for the City works to provide the vulnerable with comprehensive services including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Bread for the City helps over 10,000 District residents every single month and more than 30,000 individuals with unique needs each year.

To learn more about their work please go to

Thank you Bread for the City for serving so many District residents in need.

Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel for the Elderly

For 40 years, Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) has championed the dignity and rights of the District’s elderly by providing free legal and social work services to those in need.

The organization assists more than 6,000 seniors each year. More than 90 percent of residents receiving help from LCE are persons of color, and three out of four are low-income women.

If you are a senior in need of legal services, do not hesitate to reach out to LCS at or (202) 434-2120

Thank you Legal Counsel for the Elderly for being there to assist and support the District’s senior population.

Bruce DarConte

Bruce DarConte

Bruce DarConte is the founder and President of the Near Southeast Community Partners, a nonprofit whose mission is to create a vibrant Navy Yard community. Bruce is a shining example of a dedicated community member helping to raise thousands of dollars for the community’s public schools, provide assistance to Arthur Capper’s seniors, support neighborhood small businesses and expand recreation activities along the Anacostia River.

Thank you Bruce for you commitment and service to the Navy Yard community.


Tywannda Blount

Mary “Tywannda” Blount serves as the Executive Director of the Calvin Woodland Sr. Foundation.

For the last five summers her organization has become a second home to over 50 teenagers who learn work readiness and interpersonal communications skills in addition to receiving ACT and SAT preparation. During the school year she runs quality after-school programing.

Thank you Ms. Blount for being there for so many Ward 8 children and families.

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