Washington, DC - May 2001, The African American Heritage Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce its pilot program, "A City of Neighborhoods: Bridging School and Community," during National Preservation Week in conjunction with the District of Columbia Public School's Professional Development and Leadership Institutes.

This innovative program, based on the model developed by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, will provide the District of Columbia's public school educators, local architects, designers, preservationists, urban planners, and community participants, an opportunity to learn how to use design to explore the historic fabric of the District of Columbia as a resource for enriching the K-12 curricula and to engage young citizens in positive community change.

Activities during this three day session include: historic walking tours, discussions with the Foundation's collaborative partners - Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; the National Park Service's Cultural Resources Diversity Initiative; National Building Museum; and Howard University's School of Architecture and Design - and learning strategies for using neighborhood resources, which include landmarks, historic maps, photographs other documents. The historic neighborhoods that will be explored are Old Anacostia, Greater U Street, LeDroit Park and Shaw. 

AIA members are provided Continuing Education Credit for their full participation in this workshop.

To register or for more information contact:

E. Renée Ingram
President and Founder
African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 566
Washington, DC 20044-0566