Welcome to Daniel A. Payne Community Development Corporation
What We Do
We address needs in education and literacy, promote social and economic justice, support economic development, and nurture the legacy of artistic tradition. We are building bridges and hope, while supporting families, and serving community. Our programs benefit people in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, especially those not well-served.
During the period 2015 – 2017, 17 STEM field trips have been sponsored for middle school students. This included 13 General STEM field trips; 3 Medically-focused STEM field trips; and 1 STEAM (STEM+ the Arts) field trip. Over 400 middle school students from DC, Maryland, and Virginia have participated in these field trips between 2015 – 2017.
Since 2011, over 1600 persons in the community participated in personal financial literacy programs, receiving information and access to financial experts.
More than 1000 formerly incarcerated men between 18 and 40 received assistance in acquiring literacy skills to earn their GED’s, and to acquire skills that will enable them to be gainfully employed.