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Mission Statement

Distinct Corridors Developing Communities (DC Squared), formerly Friends of Rhode Island Avenue NE, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, developing, and growing small businesses in neighborhood commercial corridors, as well as preserving and promoting community history through art, culture, and architecture.

Vision Statement

Dedicated to creating visually-pleasing communities that serve as a beacon for culture, creativity, and collaboration.

Values

Embodying honesty, positivity, innovation, and a youthful spirit, DC Squared champions community development with sincerity and competence.

Who/Where We Serve

Focused on supporting and promoting small businesses in neighborhood corridors, enhancing community through art, culture, and architecture

Annual Reports

Focused on supporting and promoting small businesses in neighborhood corridors, enhancing community through art, culture, and architecture

Now Hiring

- Outreach Specialist Intern

The Outreach Specialist Intern at DC Squared is a temporary but vital role, primarily dedicated to supporting outreach efforts and community engagement. This position plays a significant part in reinforcing the organization’s presence and connection within the community, especially regarding the Main Street programs.

-Program Manager

The Program Manager I at DC Squared is focused on Technical Assistance, Relationship Development, Work plan and Budget Implementation, and Project Management. This full-time role is crucial for developing businesses within the designated geographic area and ensuring the success of the Main Street programs and DC Squared’s program areas

- Communications & Marketing Coordinator

The part time Communications and Marketing Coordinator at DC Squared plays a crucial role in managing and executing the organization’s graphics, branding, marketing, social media, newsletters, public relations, events, and fundraising efforts. This position requires 3-5 years experience and is responsible for developing and maintaining a cohesive and effective communications strategy that aligns with the organization’s mission and goals

- Program Specialist

The part time Program Specialist at DC Squared is a key role supporting the Program Manager in the successful development of businesses within the designated geographic area and contributing to the Main Street programs. This position involves a variety of programmatic activities, including technical assistance, promotions, and relationship development.