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It’s Almost Here!


There will be a second Saturday of the month neighborhood wide community clean-up this coming Saturday, June 11th.

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. If you can’t make the whole time, that’s fine. Every little bit helps and you can check in the meeting point at any time during the two hours to collect trash bags.

Meeting point: Joe Cole Rec Center (Neal Street side)

Trash bags will be provided; consider bringing your own garden gloves. Dress for the weather but hopefully we will have a break from rains!

Please use the sign up registration on the Sign Up Genius page or check the Facebook page. That helps us plan for the event and a pizza party afterwards. It also sends email reminders prior to the event.

See you on Saturday!



Mulch and Pizza

A huge thank you to the volunteers that came out today to clean up the neighborhood. We had a great group that cleaned routes around Joe Cole and then moved half a dump truck load of mulch by recycling bin, wagon, or wheel barrel to tree boxes along West Virginia and Florida Avenues (as well as a few other sites). A special thank you to 405 Yoga, one of our neighborhood businesses, that supported the volunteers with a pizza lunch!

Clean ups are held the second Saturday of each month. Join us next month on June 11th from 10 am to noon. We meet at the Joe Cole Recreation Center. If you are coming to help and would like us to focus on  a specific block or area of the neighborhood that is in need of a clean up, please let us know.

Thank you again, Trinidad neighbors!!


Community Clean-Ups


Starting April 9, the Trinidad Neighborhood Association plans to host neighborhood clean-ups the second Saturday of every month (cancellations may occur due to weather). We need volunteers to come out and clean-up for a Trash Free Trinidad.

We hope you will join us! Please use the Sign-Up Genius link to RSVP — this helps us plan.

Dates: April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9

Times: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Meeting point: Joe Cole Rec Center (Neal Street side)

Trash bags will be provided; consider bringing your own garden gloves. Dress for the weather!

On April 9th we will have a post-clean up pizza party hosted by 405 Yoga for our volunteers and neighbors. We appreciate the support from our local businesses as we work together to clean-up our streets and sidewalks.

Neighborhood Clean Ups: Save the Date!

Do you want to meet your neighbors, have fun, and have a cleaner neighborhood?

Trinidad Neighborhood Association will be organizing two spring neighborhood clean ups. Volunteers are needed for both clean ups and many hands will make light work. The first community wide clean up will be held on April 9th and second will be held on May 14th. Both are the second Saturday of the month. We will have supplies available and will arrange for the city to pick up filled garbage bags.

Mark your calendars and watch this space for event details as the dates approach!



Become a Reading Partner at Wheatley

This message is from the organization Reading Partner about how you can volunteer and make a difference in our community.


Become a Reading Partner!

Can you share just one hour each week with a student in the neighborhood who is struggling to read? Become a reading partner today!

By becoming a reading partner and volunteering as little as one hour a week, you can help a child learn to read. We provide an easy to use curriculum and on-site staff support to enable volunteers to be effective tutors. You bring your commitment and we’ll help you with everything else. One of our partner schools is Wheatley Education Campus, located at 1299 Neal St NE, near the recreation center.

Trinidad residenunnamedt Chester Eng has been volunteering with Reading Partners for over a year and says, “I love living in Trinidad, but I hadn’t gotten involved as much as I would have liked to. I thought Reading Partners would be a fulfilling, enriching, and productive way to become involved in the community. I just Googled “volunteer reading groups Trinidad Washington DC,” filled out the volunteer form, and I got a call about getting started the next day.”

To sign up to be a reading partner, please fill out the form found at If you have any questions, please call (202) 701-9110 or email

Sign Up for Saturday’s Neighborhood Clean Up

Saturday, November 7th from 10 am to noon we will be focused on cleaning up Trinidad. We need volunteers to come out for an hour or two and help clear trash from our sidewalks.

Please sign up at the following link, BYOG*, show some Trinidad pride, and join us as we work to make our neighborhood even greater. Click on this link to sign up sheets.

See you on Saturday morning!

To see what BYOG means, click the link above.

Neighborhood Clean Up on Saturday, Nov 7!

Our fall neighborhood clean up is on Saturday.

It’s simple and will mean cleaner sidewalks and public spaces that we can all enjoy. How will this work?

  1. Stop by the Trinidad Rec Center or Joe Cole Rec Center to collect garbage bags and gloves between 10 and noon.
  2. Grab friends and neighbors to help out.
  3. Either clean up in areas designated at check in or clean up the blocks around your home.
  4. Bring full trash bags to the designated pick up sites.

We hope to have a large effort but need volunteers to come for an hour or two and help out. A small bit of time from many people will have a big impact.

Thank you and please spread the word!

Neighborhood Clean Up: November 7th

TNA will be hosting a neighborhood clean up on November 7th. The clean up will run from 10 am to noon. We will have trash bags and, hopefully, some coffee for volunteers.

More details to follow as we are closer to the event. Mark your calendars now to set aside a bit of time to help keep our streets and sidewalks clean and show some Trinidad pride!

School Beautification Day – August 22nd


Before kids head back to school, the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services (MOCRS) and your ward 5 team are hosting a volunteer day to help get our schools ready for the students. if you are free on Saturday, August 22 please consider coming out to clean up the school.

When: Saturday, August 22nd, 10am – 1pm

Where:  Wheatley Education Campus, 1299 Neal St NE

Sign up HERE to let Tommie & Malik, our Ward 5 MOCRS liaisons, know if you are able to participate.

You can also donate unused school supplies or K-8 children books.

Volunteer Ops for Disasters and Presidential Inaugurations

If you’ve never heard of Serve DC and like to volunteer, here is your opportunity to learn more. The agency trains citizens to be prepared to assist their community in case of disaster and organizes volunteers for presidential inaugurations, visits from the Pope and other high-profile visitors. Here is the information on their latest volunteer orientation:

Serve DC  – The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism is the District of Columbia Government agency dedicated to promoting community service as an innovative, sustainable solution to pressing social challenges. Serve DC also provides critical support to the District’s official emergency response effort as the lead agency for emergency volunteer and donations management. Serve DC provides free, ongoing emergency preparedness training to youth and adults who live, work or congregate in the District. These trainings engage residents with the necessary skills and resources to respond and assist during emergencies – ensuring residents play a major role in making their communities safer, stronger and better prepared to address threats of terrorism, crime and disasters.

Come to our Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 to learn about the numerous community service and emergency preparedness opportunities to Serve DC. You will be able to schedule training for the service opportunities of your choice at the Orientation.

Service Opportunities include:
Please RSVP at or call us to register at 202-727-7925.
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