THEARC Non-Resident Partners

The mission of the Ward 8 Farmer’s Market is to provide and improve healthy food options for Ward 8 residents and nearby communities.  The goal is for people from these communities to eat fresher, more natural and nutritious foods, and adopt healthier lifestyles for the long-term benefit of themselves, their children and families, and society.  An important component of achieving this goal involves providing foods grown geographically closer to where the foods are eaten.  Foods lose nutritional value and wholesomeness when they travel long distances and are stored for long periods of time.  Similarly, food loses value (and can actually become harmful) when they are processed.  The solution is to reconnect the local farmer to the community that will eat his or her produce!

The mission of Double Nickels Theatre is to produce theatrical presentations using reminiscence theatre to reinvigorate the art of conversation and to communicate across generations and cultures, and their vision is to become the preeminent reminiscent theatre best known for celebratory performances that capture the legacy of seniors and veterans beyond the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

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Training Grounds' mission is to equip and prepare economically disadvantaged DC youth and young adults for living wage careers through professional skills, personal development and entrepreneurship training. Participants learn the skills necessary to success in today's business climate, as well as an entrepreneurial mindset and pathways to sustainable lifestyles. Assessments and surveys, a comprehensive training regimen and internships via program partners are all part of Training Grounds offerings.