Founded by Margery Goldberg in 2000, Zenith Community Arts Foundation (ZCAF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, committed to arts advocacy, arts education, and public art, as well as using art and creativity to enrich the Greater Washington DC area, with an emphasis on our local community. Based in the Shepherd Park neighborhood of Ward 4, ZCAF achieves our goals by fostering alliances between area artists, businesses, other non-profits, and government agencies.
ZCAF’s BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY
Mobile Woodshop and Urban Saw Mill and Forestry Education
The Zenith Community Arts Foundation (ZCAF) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. The 1:1 Matching Grant is to support the building of a Wood Shop and a Mobile Wood Shop to teach woodworking to DC residents. The wood shop will be located at 1429 Iris Street NW, Washington, DC, and will be available to Ward 4 residents, serving ZCAF’s immediate neighbors. The Mobile Wood Shop will travel, teaching at community centers and ultimately, serve all 8 Wards of Washington, DC and beyond.-
With our goal to teach a new generation skills, specifically woodworking and urban forest stewardship, we will raise public awareness about the value of our urban forests to the city, local economy, and the environment. An effective approach to urban forest stewardship must target and engage students, who are the future stewards of this valuable resource. In addition, the mobile wood-shop can be used for art projects throughout the city and in the parks. We will encourage other non-profits to utilize our mobile woodworking facilities and offer them to city festivals, community projects, and disaster relief.