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The Stanton Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is a nonprofit association that represents a fifty block area of Capitol Hill adjacent to Stanton Park. The boundaries are from Second Street NE to Tenth Street NE, and from East Capitol to H Street NE. SPNA has been in existence for over twenty-five years, and became incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on October 3, 1977. At the present, we have several hundred members.

From September to May, our general membership meetings are held on the last Monday of the month, at the Northeast Branch Library (see Calendar for more information). There is no meeting in December.


SPNA was created around a few simple ideas:
  • Rational land use that is consistent with a primarily residential neighborhood
  • Increased citizen safety and reduced neighborhood crime
  • Cleaner streets, sidewalks and alleys
  • Better maintenance and utilization of public parks and private properties within the neighborhood
  • The establishment of parking regulations appropriate to a primarily residential neighborhood
  • Improved social interaction and a closer community

Accomplishments SPNA has gotten a lot done in the community:
  • Representing the neighborhood in numerous zoning and planning issues
  • Providing college scholarships to local high school students
  • Keeping the community informed by distributing 4,000 copies of the monthly SPNA newsletter door-to-door in the neighborhood
  • Providing a forum for the discussion of issues of interest to the neighborhood. Speakers at the monthly meetings have included the Mayor, City Council members and the DC Delegate to Congress, as well as writers, activists, journalists and neighbors
  • Sponsoring social events to foster community spirit
  • Providing a voice for the community on issues ranging from crime to parking
  • Providing financial support to local charitable organizations including: Sasha Bruce, Friendship House, House of Ruth and the Church of the Brethren Soup Kitchen

Contact us to find out more about how you can get involved