The Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage is an innovative community project located at 1816 12th Street, NW, in the heart of the Shaw neighborhood in Washington, DC which involves restoring a large vacant historic building back to a community services center:
The project brings together at one welcoming location the supportive programs, services, and guidance that will help families and youth build better lives and a brighter future . . . overcoming poverty and neglect.
The project preserves this National Historic Landmark building for the benefit of neighborhoods, families, children, and youth -- a building selected for the White House Millennium Council's Save America's Treasures listing of 101 historic treasures.