HELPING ALL STUDENTS REACH THEIR POTENTIAL
As the capitol of the world’s most powerful democracy, it is ironic that residents of Washington, DC lack full self-government with limited self-government only restored in 1974 after nearly 100 years with an appointed commissioner system. In DC, representation in Congress is limited to a non-voting delegate to the House of Representatives and a shadow senator.
DCASP President Denise Daniels Welcomes You!
Washington, DC is brimming with a unique history of its own, after more than 200 years as the nation’s capitol. It is a complex city with multiple personalities. As home to the federal government, it has attracted a diverse mix of government workers, members of Congress from every state, foreign emissaries, lobbyists, petitioners and protestors.
While elected and appointed officials come and go giving the city its reputation as a transient community, many of the city’s residents have called Washington home for multiple generations. Their stories give Washington its distinctive character as both a national and local city.