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FH Faunteroy Community Enrichment Center [FCEC] is rolling out Washington DC’s first Community Resilience Hub, as defined by the Urban Sustainability Director’s Network and evaluated for Ward 7 by the Equity Advisory Group now called the Ward 7 Resilience Hub Community Coalition. The resilience hub, called Resilience Incubator@FH Faunteroy, serves a safety net and trusted location for community advocacy, uplifting individuals, and building community capacity through self-determination. The FCEC is implementing the Resilience Incubator based on the principles of equality, equity, inclusion, and justice. Furthermore, it is focused on building resilience and creating sustainable outcomes in collaboration with the community, individuals, and public & private entities.

Building on its history, the FCEC is integrating its community benefits within the the context of resilience hub principals to deliver the Resilience Incubator, and will continue to deliver services seamlessly to meet our community where they are by customizing promising practices. Services and programming are Intergenerational and enhanced to incorporate and embed various aspects of Environmental Literacy  by encompassing climate sustainability, climate/environmental justice, and environmental stewardship.

Our programmatic values are centered around the four E’s: Education, Exposure, Enrichment, and Excellence

Education

Sometimes, we have to go back to the basics to move forward.  Our educational programming centers around supporting our youth after and out of school, adult/family literacy classes that enhance their successes in workforce development career pathways, increase knowledge on better health & wellness, and community engagement through meaningful educational/literacy programming.

Exposure

Quite a number of the community members we serve are under-exposed to what lies beyond their neighborhoods.  Our youth programming is especially focused on exposing our youth to what lies beyond the possibilities of their neighborhoods. Exposure we believe is an extremely important ingredient towards reducing youth violence and increasing environmental literacy.

Enrichment

A key ingredient towards reducing youth violence is to provide programming that enhances and enriches day-to-day experiences of youth and families.   This includes programming around environmental literacy, which exposes community members of all ages to the richness and treasures that surrounds them, it also include STEAM programming, chest club, adult hand-dancing, yoga, and intergenerational story-telling.

Excellence

Our motto is “Excellence not Perfection” we focus on delivering excellent experiences, being an excellent community partner, and propagating the values of excellence.  As a result, we facilitate excellence within our community by tapping into the talents and brilliance of each individual so that we collaboratively benefit as we strive for excellence in all we undertake.