A Story of Commitment, Investment, and Partnership
GW works closely city government to promote community-based interests and cutting-edge ideas. GW is committed to partnering with the city to enrich quality of life and ensure that the District shares in its success.
Investing in the District
Developed Square 54 as a model for mixed-use, transit-oriented vibrant gathering space that generates nearly $12 million in annual DC Tax revenue.
In partnership with DC Public Schools, GW provided $12 million to modernize and expand the historic Grant School Building — home of the exceptional School Without Walls.
President Knapp Co-Chairs the DC Age-Friendly Task Force, which will evaluate progress made in implementing the Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan.
For more than 35 years, the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics has been providing DC’s citizens with vital legal services.
The Center for Excellence in Public Leadership develops public leaders who make a positive difference in their organizations.
Providing community service
Since First Lady Michelle Obama challenged the GW community to complete 100,000 hours of service in 2010, service at GW has evolved into one of its central traits: Last year, students, faculty and staff logged a record 655,192 hours in community service.
College Application Week—In support of the national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue a postsecondary education, GW’s Admissions staff read applications and edited essays at Dunbar High School.