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Mayor Bowser to Kick Off Transformation of Spingarn High School Into New DC Infrastructure Academy Facility

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

(WASHINGTON, DC) -  On Wednesday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by District officials and community partners to kick off the transformation of the historic Spingarn High School as the building is reconfigured to house the new DC Infrastructure Academy (DCIA) training center.

Launched in 2018 to provide job training in high-demand infrastructure fields to District residents, DCIA has trained over 2,700 residents so far and partnered with employers throughout DC to connect graduates with career opportunities.

Moving the DCIA to a modernized Spingarn High School will allow the academy to expand and continue the school’s original promise of providing education that lasts beyond the classroom.

Wednesday, November 15 at 11:00 am


Mayor Muriel Bowser 

Councilmember Zachary Parker, Ward 5 

Delano Hunter, Director, Department of General Services 

Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes, Director, Department of Employment Services 

Rodney Oddoye, Senior Vice President, Governmental, Regulatory and External Affairs, Pepco   

Bernice Blacknell, ANC Commissioner, 5D09


Spingarn High School

2500 Benning Road NE 

* Closest Bus Lines: S41, X2, X3 *  

* Closest Bikeshare Station: Oklahoma Ave & Benning Rd NE* 

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP [email protected].  

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view the event, visit, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or watch on Mayor Bowser’s Facebook or Twitter.