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See TRUTH the Musical at THEARC for FREE on 2/27

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors we now have FREE tickets for the Friday, February 27th performance of TRUTH the Musical at 7:30 PM at THEARC! Broadway and television actress April Nixon will be playing the part of Sojourner Truth!  

Special Group Rate and Discounts for TRUTH the Musical

THEARC Theater presents…Black History Month at THEARC: TRUTH the Musical

Sparks fly as Sojourner Truth takes a troubled youth on a journey back through time into her amazing life story, her world and its people. As Peter opens his eyes to scenes and songs  from Sojourners life, part of his own history, he discovers who he really is and how good it feels and sounds to finally speak the TRUTH!

DATE: Thursday, February 26 - Saturday, February 28

The Organic Garden at THEARC Currently Hiring

THEARC's Organic Garden and Market Stand is currently seeking (1) garden/market staff person for seasonal, part-time employment!

Started in 2010, the Organic Garden @ THEARC holds 25 raised beds for vegetables, a 17-tree orchard, 8 in-ground rows, a hoop house, a pollinator garden, an herb garden and two honeybee hives. During the summer and early fall, produce yielded from the garden is sold at THEARC's Weekly Market Stand. It is also a site for educational and nutritional community programming.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington & THEARC Co-Produce Original Black History Month Play

During the month of February, audiences have enjoyed fantastic dance, music and dramatic performances highlighting important moments, movements and experiences relating to African American history and culture at THEARC. The final 2015 Black History Month program presented by THEARC Theater is TRUTH the Musical. This original production is a collaboration with THEARC’s I CAN at THEARC Theater Internship program, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and Keni Fine Productions.

THEARC Awarded Bank of America's Neighborhood Builder Grant

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has named Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) and Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) as Neighborhood Builders. The nonprofits are being recognized for their work helping low and moderate income individuals gain access to education, healthcare, and other basic human services.

Executive Director of Parklands Community Center Retires

On behalf of all of the partnering organizations at THEARC, Building Bridges Across the River would like to congratulate Brenda Jones, Executive Director of Parkland Community Center (PCC), on her retirement!  For nearly ten years, Ms. Jones maintained her mission to enhance the quality of life of low-income residents and ex-offenders living east of the Anacostia River at PCC at THEARC. 

Lieutenant Colonel Kicks Off Leadership Series at WSG

LTC (Ret.) Deborah Snyder recently visited THEARC Campus as part of WSG's ongoing Leadership Series, in which the school welcomes special visitors to share their experiences and expertise with the students. 

LTC (Ret.) Deborah Snyder encouraged students to work hard to achieve their goals. "I was the youngest, shortest person in my class when I was in middle school. Look where I ended up," explained Snyder.

THEARC Theater presents...Black History Month

THEARC Theater is home to over 300 events each year including graduation ceremonies, round-table discussions forums, plays and productions directed by THEARC's partner organizations. As a part of THEARC's mission to serve the community with affordable, high quality arts entertainment, THEARC Theater provides annual programming under the leadership of Building Bridges Across the River, the managing organization of THEARC!

A Hunger for Arts East of the River

THEARC featured in Elevation DC!

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement Launches 2015 Programming at THEARC

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement has joined with CommunityBuild Ventures and Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative to further expand its support for members and other nonprofits located and serving communities east of the Anacostia river in the District. In response to requests from community nonprofits, the initiative provides capacity building support including nonprofit management classes, technical assistance, and convenings and networking events at THEARC.