We are proud to be a part of the historic Deanwood community, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Northeast Washington, D.C. Deanwood’s relatively low-density, small wood-frame and brick homes, and dense tree cover give it a small-town character that is unique in the District of Columbia. The neighborhood was once home to Nannie Helen Burroughs, an early civil rights leader and the founder of the National Training School for Women and Girls, an independent boarding school for African-American girls founded in 1909 and located on 50th Street, NE. Singer Marvin Gaye was also born and raised in this neighborhood. From 1921 to 1940, Deanwood was also home to Suburban Gardens (50th and Hayes NE), a black-owned amusement park that served thousands of African-American residents during a time of racial segregation.
These days, Deanwood retains some of its historic pride, yet faces challenges like many parts of this city East of the Anacostia River. At Peace Fellowship, we are dedicated to coming alongside our neighbors to support the good things God is already doing here, partnering with others to see God’s kingdom come more fully, and naming the evils of injustice, violence, and poverty which affect so many here.