Brightwood Community Dialogue Center at 712 Kennedy Street, N.W., Washington, DC heads up our community-building interest at ECCN. We support the Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program; provide walks for residents to Rock Creek Park. We have a Brightwood Community Trail Thriving Cities. We hold and participate in a number of community events encouraging the development of a community we want to live in that is safe, inclusive, resilient and with sustainable employment. We also support the development of global citizenship and connecting our community with the SDGs and Climate Change efforts.
We have, together with the Music Conservatory, an open mic every other week. Are You Socially Conscious Music & Dialogue is about jazz, music, rap and dialogues on how we want to build the community we want. These culture nights and walks and community events are bringing more and more people to want to contribute to their neighborhoods even to the north, south, east and west of Brightwood. Brightwood is becoming an idea that includes everyone.
ECCN’s BCDC supports our relationship with Beijing Academy of Education Sciences and its development of Beijing education reform where ten percent of all subjects are taught outside in citywide and local venues.
We are a member of the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA). We are the bridge between thought leaders and master teachers from Beijing and environmental educators from the US at the ANCA annual conference. Today the relationship and importance of communities with nature and nature centers cannot be overstated as human beings nurture our areas of the planet back to health.