Brookland Community Development

(202) 499-2046

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Our Mission

The Brookland Community Development Corporation (BCDC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that was created to promote the arts and to protect and capitalize on the cultural resources of the Brookland neighborhood to build community pride and fostering responsible economic development.

A Dedicated Nonprofit Organization

If you're a part of the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC, and want to see it prosper, supports Brookland CDC. We are a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to revitalizing our local area and creating community amongst our residents. Our team hosts all kinds of events for you to attend, including poetry readings, art exhibits, and more.

Additionally, we are in the process of making public art for the community with the help of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Work with us toward neighborhood revitalization and cultural resource management by becoming a member today!

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Selling Strawberries Child At Farmers Market Vegetables Tomatoes Thyme and Oregano

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Founders of the

Historic Brookland
Farmers Market

Since 2003

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About Us

Managed by President Lavinia Wohlfarth, Brookland CDC was formed by residents in 1999. Our organization is committed to the historic preservation of our local landmarks, fostering the arts, and community development. We focus on promoting the arts and culture of our area while maintaining our historic resources.

To help us accomplish our mission, we have established several programs. Our primary programs include the History and Historical Preservation Program, Cultural Arts Program, and the 12th Street Revitalization Project. The revitalization of 12th Street is important to the continuing development of Brookland. Not only will its improvement keep pedestrians safe, but also bicycle riders. It will also attract profitable and new business that will help the community grow and thrive into the next century.



  • One of the 12 Original Main Streets in Washington D.C., Historic Brookland Main Street (2003 - 2008)
  • Honored by the 5A ANC for the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (2006)
  • Award Winning Brookland Streetscape Project from 2006
  • Small Area Plans for the Brookland neighborhood, Washington, D.C.


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(202) 499-2046

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Service Area
Ward 5 and the Greater Brookland Area, Washington, DC,