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Elevation DC's 2015 coworking guide

Work from home? Starting a side hustle? This is the only map and guide you'll ever need.
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A dedicated group of businesses turn the tide on a once-struggling block

Local businesses formed a collective to rebrand their block, and it looks like it's working.
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UDC a leader in urban gardening research

The University of the District of Columbia is the only exclusively urban university in the country created to provide agricultural training to the public. As such, it's uniquely positioned to help urban farmers.
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Behind the success of DC's unstoppable food incubator, Union Kitchen

Union Kitchen's cofounder says its businesses have collectively generated $40 million in revenue. And it's about to triple in size.
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For local, small charities, print--or at least one book--isn't dead

For over a decade, the Catalogue For Philanthropy Greater Washington has helped do-gooders decide how to "give where they live." But it hasn't always been this way (and founder Barbara Harman used to have nightmares about it failing). Here's the story of one book that really changes lives.
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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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Epic pictures from the Dupont Circle snowball fight

Photographer James Cullum captured these shots at the mass snowball fight at Dupont Circle on February 17. 
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When the high school health class isn't enough, enter Peer Health Exchange

An innovative program--in D.C. and just five other cities nationwide--aims to supplement high-school health class so kids can learn how to make good decisions. For Delaney Balderas, it's also a chance to put her studies into real-world work.
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National spotlight: what smart cities can learn from Minneapolis, capital of "the North"

City leaders believe that Minneapolis should be the first non-coastal city that knowledge workers and business leaders think of after Chicago. Here's why.
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CLIPS: Brookland barber searching for a new home (now with audio!)

M&S Barber Services, a fixture in Brookland for almost 20 years, needs to find a new location. But the story of one barber shop versus neighborhood change is so much bigger.
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Elevation Q&A: Tommy Wells on urban agriculture, playgrounds, and a tree summit

In early January, Tommy Wells was appointed Acting Director of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE).  A few weeks after he took over, Elevation DC sat down to talk with him about his vision for his department and his priorities for the coming years.  
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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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The Cyber Beltway: the startups tackling 2015's biggest challenge

Sony was hacked. Obama cited cybersecurity in the State of the Union. This is a real issue, and area startups and incubators are rising to the challenge.
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Will Play for Tuition

These Howard University student musicians aren't your average buskers.
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Groundbreaking police-community partnerships offer ways to improve neighborhood safety

Dozens of communities across the U.S. have formed effective, ongoing partnerships with the police, improving safety and trust between residents and law enforcement.
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