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 2013, the DAPCDC has conducted a Robotics Program. In January 2016, we hosted a Robotics Competition at Metropolitan AME Church. Over 250 people attended, the DAPCDC's team competed. Another Competition is scheduled for January 12, 2019.
In January 2018, the DAPCDC's application for a Girls Who Code Club was approved by the National organization. Classes began with 6th-12th grade girls creating an app and learning about women who made major contributions to STEM fields. The age range for girls has since been expanded by the National office to include grades 3-5.
Since 2011, over 1600 persons in the community have participated in personal financial literacy programs, receiving information and access to financial experts.