Rich Capital Concepts Organization
Since 1974, our organization has been a Washington, D.C. nonprofit whose mission is to improve the quality of people's lives through programs and establishments focused on youth development, community development, social services, green and any other activity that is charitable and educational. We help make the world around us a better place through Faith, Hope and Charity.
Rich Capital Concepts was originally founded as Crispus Attacks Development Corporation in 1974 by our founder Marvin A. Rich at the age of 16 where he had a vision to use an abandoned building in his Bloomingdale neighborhood alley as a community center. With the help of C&P Telephone Company & Hyman Construction Company (now Clark Construction) his vision became a reality and the Crispus Attacks Museum and Park of the Arts (aka 'The Caveyard') was erected in the Bloomingdale neighborhood. Our center served as a catalyst in the economic development, neighborhood revitalization and civic engagement in the Bloomingdale neighborhood, wherso we generated over $1B in institutions and activities from 1974-2000s through charitable activities, elimination of neighborhood deterioration, youth development programs, workforce development programs, cultural arts programs, economic development and civic engagement. Mayor Barry was a big supporter of our organization and used our center as a Ward 5 workforce development location for his Candy Strips Program and other youth employment programs in the 1970s-1980s. Countless numbers of DC residents, especially African Americans living in Bloomingdale & surrounding neighborhoods would visit "The Caveyard" to participate in community programs, performing arts classes, go-go dances, workforce programs or as a political hub for neighboring Howard University college students and professors.
In the early 90's our community center "mysteriously" burned down & we strived for years to erect it all while continuing our community efforts. In the early 2000's new neighbors moved in our community & gentrification took over our nonprofit organization with the land owned by the nonprofit where the community center once sat. We fought to reclaim our legacy, but DC Courts sided with the new neighbors. Not being defeated, we reemerged our organization under the name Rich Capital Concepts Organization.
Today we have re-emerged as Rich Capital Concepts Organization and are still focused on charitable and educational activities in the areas of youth development, community development, social services, sustainability and the arts. We operate a community farmers market called VeggieCityDC Farmers Market that provides healthy food options to DC residents located in food deserts. Throughout the year we also conduct Neighborhood Clean Up activities, host the annual Bloomingdale Historic Preservation Celebration in September, create oral history humanities projects, start youth programs, facilitate community development programs and any other related programs needed by the city. Our motto is "Faith, Hope & Charity", and we look forward serving the Washington DC community for years to come.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.