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Van Ness Elementary School Early Childhood Students Lead the Way in Recycling | April 22, 2016
Story courtesy of the DC Department of General Services
Van Ness Elementary School Early Childhood Students Lead the Way in RecyclingOn Earth Day, the DC Department of General Services (DGS) released the DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll 2016 recognizing 47 schools for enthusiasm and excellence in recycling.... Read More


DC People & Places: Black History Spotlight - Duke Ellington School of the Arts | February 29, 2016
By James Partlow IV, Digital & Social Media Strategist
DC People & Places: Black History Spotlight - Duke Ellington School of the ArtsIn celebration of Black History Month, we are spotlighting recent Department of General Services (DGS) construction projects that are named after significant Black History People & Places in the District of Columbia, our nation. The sixth project that we will highlight is Duke Ellington School of the Arts... Read More...

By Simone Andrews, Senior Web Editor
By Simone Andrews, Senior Web Editor
DC People & Places: Black History Spotlight - Dunbar High SchoolIn celebration of Black History Month, we are spotlighting recent Department of General Services (DGS) construction projects that are named after significant Black History People & Places in the District of Columbia, our nation. The fifth project that we will highlight is Cardozo Education Campus in Ward 1... Read More...

DC People & Places: Black History Spotlight - Dunbar High School | February 18, 2016

By Simone Andrews, Senior Web Editor
DC People & Places: Black History Spotlight - Dunbar High SchoolIn celebration of Black History Month, we are spotlighting recent Department of General Services (DGS) construction projects that are named after significant Black History People & Places in the District of Columbia, our nation. The fourth project that we will highlight is Dunbar High School in Ward 5... Read More...

DC People & Places: Black History Spotlight - Chuck Brown Memorial Park | February 17, 2016

By James Partlow IV, DGS Digital & Social Media Strategist
DC People & Places: Black History Spotlight - Chuck Brown Memorial Park - Blog PostIn celebration of Black History Month, we are spotlighting recent Department of General Services (DGS) construction projects that are named after significant Black History People & Places in the District of Columbia, our nation. The third project that we will highlight is the Chuck Brown Memorial Park in Ward 5... Read More...

By Simone Andrews, Senior Web Editor
DC People & Places: Black History Spotlight - Marvin Gaye Recreation CenterIn celebration of Black History Month, we are spotlighting recent Department of General Services (DGS) construction projects that are named after significant Black History People & Places in the District of Columbia, our nation. The second project that we will highlight is the Marvin Gaye Recreational Center in Ward 7... Read More...

By James Partlow IV, DGS Digital & Social Media Strategist
DC People & Places: Black History Spotlight - Park View Neighborhood - Blog PostIn celebration of Black History Month, we are spotlighting recent Department of General Services (DGS) construction projects that are named after significant Black History People & Places in the District of Columbia, our nation. The first project that we will highlight is the Park View Field House in Ward 1... Read More...

Designing Towards The Dream | January 15, 2016
By James Partlow IV, DGS Digital & Social Media Strategist
Designing Towards The Dream - Blog PostWith Martin Luther King Jr. Day this coming Monday, we are reminded of his leadership in the fight for human rights. Dr. King dedicated his life to the eradication of discrimination, increasing equal opportunity and the protection of human rights of all people without exclusions... Read More...

New DGS Feedback Survey | January 14, 2016
By Simone Andrews, DGS Senior Web Editor
We Want Your FeedbackThe Department of General Services is thankful for the input and support we receive from our community members and stakeholders who share our commitment to elevating the quality of life in the District. To ensure we continue to create the best outcomes for the District and its residents and visitors, we are pleased to announce the release of our new feedback form. Read More...


Celebrating DCPS Recycles! Success Stories | January 13, 2016
By Simone Andrews, DGS Senior Web Editor

Celebrating DCPS Recycles! Success StoriesThe DCPS Recycles! Program has a lot to celebrate from 2015. From launching new cafeteria recycling programs to participating in the FIRST LEGO League 2015 Trash Trek Challenge, DCPS Recycles! left a blazing trail when it comes to getting ahead in the recycling game. Check out 3 of the exciting success stories from this past year! Read More...

By Simone Andrews, DGS Senior Web Edior

Employee Spotlight Q&A: Yinka AlaoThe Department of General Services (DGS) is pleased to welcome Mr. Yinka Alao as the new Associate Director for Contracting and Procurement. We sat down with Mr. Alao to have a one on one to find out how he's adjusting to life in the Contracts and Procurment Division. Check out his short Q&A session! Read More..

 
By James Partlow IV, DGS Digital & Social Media Strategist
Happy New Year DC Business Community
With 2016 just starting, many small and local businesses are looking for new ways to work with the Government of the District of Columbia and partner with District agencies to further elevate the quality of lives for District residents and visitors. Read More...

 
By Jamie Donovan, Healthy Schools (DGS)
2013 Sprint to Savings Competition WinnersAfter a successful first year, the Department of General Services, in collaboration with its partner organizations, is running its second Spring to Savings energy competition at DC Public Schools. 
 

By Jamie Donovan, Healthy Schools (DGS)
2013 Sprint to Savings Competition WinnersDC Public Schools (DCPS) spends over $30 million annually in energy costs with an annual carbon footprint equivalent to the impact of electricity used by 20,000 homes. Students and teachers can do a lot to reduce their school’s energy consumption while learning about energy and sustainability. The Sprint to Savings is one we get them involved and make conservation fun.

By Brooke Hartman, Schools Outreach Specialist
Looking forward to more DCPS Recycles! Success Stories.DGS is proud to share this DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Stoddert Elementary School!
 
 

By Brooke Hartman, Schools Outreach Specialist
DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Stoddart Elementary School!DGS is proud to share this DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Stoddert Elementary School!
 
 

By Brooke Hartman, Schools Outreach Specialist
DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Randle Highlands Elementary School!
DGS is proud to share this DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Randle Highlands Elementary School!
 
 

By Brooke Hartman, Schools Outreach Specialist
DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from McKinley Technology High School!
DGS is proud to share this DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from McKinley Technology High School!
 

By Brooke Hartman, Schools Outreach Specialist
DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Deal Middle School!
DGS is proud to share this DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Deal Middle School!
 
 

By Brooke Hartman, Schools Outreach Specialist
DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Sharpe Health School!
DGS is proud to share this DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Sharpe Health School!
 
 

By Brooke Hartman, Schools Outreach Specialist
DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Cardozo Education Campus!
DGS is proud to share this DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Cardozo Education Campus Recycles!
 
 

By Brooke Hartman, Schools Outreach Specialist
DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Walker-Jones Education Campus!
DGS is proud to share this DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Walker-Jones Education Campus!
 
 

By Brooke Hartman, Schools Outreach Specialist
DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Mamie D Lee School!
DGS is proud to share this DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Mamie D. Lee School!
 
 

By Brooke Hartman, Schools Outreach Specialist
DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from West Education Campus!
DGS is proud to share this DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from West Education Campus!
 
 

By Brooke Hartman, Schools Outreach Specialist
DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Ross Elementary School!
DGS is proud to share this DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Ross Elementary School!
 
 

By Brooke Hartman, Schools Outreach Specialist
DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Seaton Elementary School!
DGS is proud to share this DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Seaton Elementary School!
 
 

By Brooke Hartman, Schools Outreach Specialist
DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Stanton Elementary School!
DGS is proud to share this DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll Success Story from Stanton Elementary School!
 
 

By Beth Gingold, Schools Conservation Coordinator
DCPS Recycles! Success Stories 2013-2014
The Department of General Services (DGS) is proud to share this year’s DCPS Recycles! Success Stories. These are stories from just a few of the more than 40 DCPS schools that made the DCPS Recycles! Honor Roll this year.

By James Partlow IV, DGS Digital & Social Media Strategist
Pool Readiness, DC - Memorial Day Weekend 2014
Now that the climate is starting to warm we can enjoy many more of our DC Government managed Outdoor Facilities such as parks, all-new Play DC play spaces, and last but not least… Outdoor Swimming Pools (which open on Saturday May 24, 2014).

By James Partlow IV, DGS Digital & Social Media Strategist
Cardozo High School photographed at nightMaybe you didn’t hear the great news yet… But one of our recently completed construction projects this school year was awarded the 2014 DC Review Board Chair’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation at DAR Constitution Hall.

By James Partlow IV, DGS Digital & Social Media Strategist
DC Bikeshare Bikes in Rack
Great News DC Residents…! Today is “Bike To Work Day” meaning no matter who you are you should pull out your bicycle and ride with thousands to your work place. Biking to work is a great way to do your part to help elevate a more Sustainable DC, get some carefree exercise, and save money all at the same time.

If you have any DGS Blog questions or media inquiries, please contact:

James Partlow IV, DGS Digital & Social Media Strategist
Phone: (202) 836-2092
 

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