E. Wilson, President/Co-Founder
Just a bit about me: Volunteerism and community
engagement are important to me because I am a true believer that
neighborhood enhancement comes by neighbors sharing ideas and
working together to improve the quality of life and services available
within community. As one of the founders of the Historic Anacostia
Block Association (HABA), it is my focus for the organization
to continue to have a positive impact on the community and collaborate
with other neighborhood organizations in working towards a brighter
Why I love Anacostia: When people ask me where
I live, I say I am a proud resident of WARD 8, residing in Historic
Anacostia. WARD 8 is truly the best community in the District
of Columbia! We have the best neighbors, the most beautiful homes
and the most active organizations in all of Washington, DC.
My Favorite Places in Anacostia: The Frederick
Douglass Home, The Anacostia Community Museum, and Anacostia Park.
Also, I can stand just about anywhere in the community and have
the perfect view of the City!
Davis, Vice President/Co-Founder
Hello, hola, bonjour, and jambo to my fellow neighbors!
Just a bit about me: My journey has taken me
from the Midwest to the best community in the nation’s capital,
Historic Anacostia! I moved to this neighborhood in 2004 and continue
to share smiles with my neighbors! It only makes life more meaningful
to live among people deeply engaged in relationships and working
to build our neighborhood that includes our homes, schools, stores,
and churches. As one of the founders of HABA, it is a joy to be
invested in the transformative acts that have bonded neighbors
and created friends.
Reason for moving to Anacostia: I wanted to
plant roots in Washington, DC and belong to a community with friendly
My Favorite Places in Anacostia: The waterfront
along the Anacostia River, the Frederick Douglass Home, the Smithsonian
Anacostia Community Museum and the American Poetry Museum!
Wilson - Treasurer
a bit about me: I am originally from Brooklyn, NY. My
mom is a native Washingtonian and I grew up taking family trips
to D.C all the time to see my family. When i finally branched
out after high school graduation-I attended Howard University.
This brought me out to D.C all on my own and I loved it and still
Why I love Anacostia: For the past 3 years I
have been living in Anacostia and I love the people, the love
for the preservation of the neighborhood and community activism.
Anacostia residents are unique and bonded to the community and
each other. Go Ward 8!!!!!
My favorite places: Anacostia Park and Frederick
Danae Tuley - Secretary
Just a Bit About Me: Though thousands of miles
apart, establishing my home in Anacostia is really not so different
from growing up in a small city in Idaho. The people are friendly,
everything happens within just a few blocks, and we patronize
local businesses, not just national chains. Having since lived
in Ghana, England, Russia, and Germany, I am generally drawn to
urban settings with their opportunities and cultural diversity.
However, it is nice having the best of both worlds...without having
to leave DC.
Why I love Anacostia: I came to Anacostia for
the charm of the historic architecture. The tremendous sense of
community that I found after I arrived was a great surprise. I
think that our residents, whether new or those who have lived
here for generations, come to Anacostia to plant roots. That makes
our neighborhood unique.
My Favorite Places in Anacostia: The best view
of Anacostia can be seen right out of my window. The Frederick
Douglas house at night or covered in snow rivals any Washington
landmark. A walk with my dog past the porches of Anacostia and
catching up with my neighbors is another favorite 'place'. I also
love looking at the large Victorian houses around Maple View and
imagining what they were like in their heyday. The Anacostia Community
Museum is another local treasure.