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#accessartdc asks the tough questions

Elevation DC and the DCCAH's event on arts access Wednesday was designed to get people talking about the city they wanted to see.
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Asheru—emcee, DC native, educator—uses hip-hop for change

“Hip-hop is all grown up now. KRS-One is 50. I’m forty....[But] hip-hop is an approach, a world view, and hip-hop-heads are in academia, in corporate life.” 
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A hunger for arts east of the river

A number of arts organizations—many of them less than a decade old—are slowly turning Wards 7 and 8 from “art deserts” to art destinations. But the change of pace is slower than many would like.
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"School-based health centers" could be the future of medicine for teens

This isn't your mom's school nurse; it's a full medical center—in a high school. These school-based health centers are taking off in D.C. Here's why that's a good thing.
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The incredible evolution of Congress Heights

Think you know Congress Heights? Think again. We examine where the neighborhood is heading and how residents are reacting to the possibilities of change and--yeah, it's that word again--gentrification.
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DC's 5x5 public art festival: What to see and where to see it (MAP)

Public art by world-renowned artists will temporarily transform all eight wards of the city, with events and exhibits running from September through December. 
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Tech center opening brings a 'new day' to Ward 8

The tech demonstration center on the former campus of St. Elizabeths Hospital aims to elevate opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship in Congress Heights.
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East-of-the-river residents hunger for new dining options

In wards 7 and 8, there are only a handful of sit-down restaurants for almost 150,000 people. Change is slowly coming, but here's what we can do better. Paging all entrepreneurial restaurateurs: your opportunity is here.
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Elevation Q&A: Trayon White, founder of Man Power DC

Southeast D.C. native Trayon White speaks with Elevation DC about the nonprofit he created that keeps Ward 8 middle-schoolers on the right track.
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