Celebrating its Foundation’s 100th year, The Rotary Club of Washington DC is delighted to award its $100,000 Centennial Grant to the Multicultural Career Intern Program (MCIP)! After receiving many excellent applications from non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that do great and amazing work serving our community in D.C, the Club and Foundation Boards approved the Community Service Committee’s recommendation of the MCIP.

With the Centennial Grant funds, MCIP, which works out of the Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC), will establish a student-run and led Community Development Corporation (CDC). The MCIP-CHEC CDC will be the first student-run CDC in the country and serve as an economic change agent for the students and their communities throughout Washington, D.C. Some of the areas of need already identified by the students include food insecurity/inequity, employment, housing, financial literacy, and college accessibility and scholarships. We are excited to enter this new partnership in celebration of 100 years of our Club’s Foundation.

Congratulations to the Rotary Club of DC and MCIP on their new partnership!