12 people are interested
Volunteer art instructor
12 people are interested
Plaza West is an affordable housing development for grandparents raising grandkids in Washington, DC. We are seeking an art instructor to teach a group of grandparents how to paint while incorporating elements of art therapy. This would be a once-a-month opportunity for 1 hour from 4:45pm - 5:45pm (EST). We would provide all the art supplies and facilitate the session through Zoom or Google Meet, but also welcome in-person instruction. The intent is to teach various ways of creating visual art each month and provide grandparents an opportunity to improve their mental health. Our grandparents have been unable to engage in recreational activities outside the building due to COVID-19 so we are looking to create meaningful ones within the building.
About MISSION FIRST HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW SUITE 116, WASHINGTON, DC 20036, US
Mission First Housing Group’s mission is to develop and manage affordable, safe and sustainable homes for people in need, with a focus on the vulnerable. We ensure our residents have access to resources to help them live independently. We deliver housing that provides long-term benefits to residents and neighborhoods, alike.
Mission First’s original purpose was to provide for the housing needs of adults living with chronic mental illness. In June 1989, Mission First acquired its first property - a South Philadelphia duplex. Our first resident moved in to an apartment there October 1, 1989 and lived there for 22 years.
Over the course of our history, Mission First employed a number of key strategies and innovative practices to support its expansion, including incorporating an affiliated nonprofit entity to lease, manage and maintain its properties and coordinate resident services; leveraging funding to acquire property; assembling complex financing sources; and developing a successful model for utilizing mergers, acquisitions and friendly take-overs to help stabilize troubled affordable housing projects and expand its portfolio.
Having developed a successful model for providing safe, quality, affordable housing for a particularly vulnerable population, Mission First sought to expand its model to new geographies and serve others in need. Mission First’s footprint is now the entire Mid-Atlantic region and it now serves a diverse resident population that includes families, veterans, survivors of domestic violence,seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Today Mission First provides safe, affordable, sustainable homes to more than 5,500 people in over 3,800 units.
1035 4th St NWWashington, DC 20001
September 27, 2021
- 1 hour a month
- Expertise in visual art