On January 20, 2018, the Daniel A Payne Community Development Corporation hosted its first citywide elementary and middle school robotics tournament. Over 20 teams participated and nearly 230 people attended the event. The teams were competing for the VEX IQ challenge DC league championship. This was the 2nd of 3 match challenge competitions to determine the top teams in the DC area. The DAPCDC’s robotics team placed in the top 10 in the tournament.