View of SEH, Wholefoods and the neighborhood

Neighborhood
Office of Government & Community Relations 
 

The students, faculty and staff of the George Washington University value our community and the relationships we have with our neighbors. We are all, together, in and of the District of Columbia. We hope you, our neighbors, take full advantage of everything GW has to offer: performing arts, technology assistance, legal clinics, art galleries, sporting events, library access, course auditing, and much, much more.

Make this your home for community activity listings, information updates, and new opportunities to discover GW.

 


GW President Thomas LeBlanc and his wife Anne LeBlanc

- President Thomas J. LeBlanc

“The George Washington University deeply values its role in strengthening our communities in the District of Columbia and Commonwealth of Virginia. We are committed to sharing our resources and collaborating with the communities that surround our campuses in Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon, and Virginia to advance the common goals we share as neighbors. My wife, Anne, and I are truly grateful to be a part of our Foggy Bottom community, and we look forward to seeing you around campus soon!”
 


 

Important Updates

 

GW Serves DC

GW Serves DC Report

 

This year marks the George Washington University’s bicentennial. For the past 200 years, the fates and fortunes of both GW and Washington, D.C., have been closely intertwined. Together, we have seen both great opportunities and challenges, and we have strengthened our bonds through our shared experiences. 

Thanks to these strong ties, we have established many community partnerships, guided by the deep conviction that we have a responsibility to serve our local communities. The projects and programs that have emerged from our partnerships are based on mutual care, respect and collaboration. The university’s bicentennial is an important time to reflect on the significance of the work that our students, faculty and staff perform in the D.C. community. Given the recent challenges of the pandemic, the need for sustained community engagement has never been clearer. 

I am pleased to share with you this report featuring an overview of civic engagement activities that GW has undertaken in our city. We are proud of the work of our community, and we are excited about the ongoing contributions we will make to help improve our home, Washington, D.C. 

Thank you for your continued support and partnership. 

Sincerely, 

Thomas J. LeBlanc

President 

 

 

 

Departmental Collaboration

Community Relations is a university-wide commitment and it wouldn't be possible without the extensive departmental collaboration that takes place all across campus. From architects to campus planners to student affairs professionals, community relations are ingrained and woven closely in the fabric of the George Washington University. Please consider all of us, your connection and gateway to the university. 

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