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January 2016 Community Cornerstone Awards Recipients

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


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.

Commissioner Tom Smith

Commissioner Tom Smith is a true champion for the Spring Valley community. Commissioner Smith is a long time member and Chair of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3D, one of the most active Commissions in the District. Commissioner Smith also worked to successfully reactivate the Spring Valley-Wesley Heights Citizens Association and spearheaded the effort to ensure widespread community input in the American University Campus Plan.

Outside of the ANC and Citizens Association, Commissioner Smith sits on the board of the DC Babe Ruth Youth Baseball League, teaches Sunday School and is active with the Ward 3 Democratic Committee.

Thank you Commissioner Smith for working so hard for the Spring Valley community and all District residents.

Luther Fuller

Lurther Fuller is the owner of Fuller’s Barber Shop in the Navy Yard neighborhood of the District. Mr. Fuller has owned and operated the shop for over 50 years.

Mr. Fuller is known to always extend a helping hand to those in the community. He has given countless numbers of haircuts to children and adults in need, raised scholarship money for area children and helped out community members who have fallen behind on their bills.

Thank you Mr. Fuller for being a bedrock of the community and touching so many lives over the years.

Peg Hacskaylo

Peg Hacskaylo is the Founder and Executive Director of the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH). DASH provides access to safe housing and services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families as they rebuild their lives on their own terms.

For over twenty years Ms. Hacskaylo has worked to support women, families and victims of crime. Under her leadership at DASH, the organization has been able to provide District women and families with more than 100,000 nights of safe housing.

Thank you Ms. Hacskaylo for caring for so many who have faced immense hardship in their lives.

Keela Hailes

Keela Hailes is a Program Manager for Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop and a spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice.

Ms. Hailes assists dozens of young men and women each year in adjusting to and thriving in the community upon release from prison. Ms. Hailes is known to go above and beyond for those that go through her program leading to an over 70% participant employment rate and 10% recidivism rate.

Thank you Ms. Hailes for getting so many of our young people on the right track.

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