Washington, DC – The Dupont Circle BID services 22 blocks in the commercial areas of Dupont Circle. To improve the safety of the area, the BID has expanded the safety team through the holidays. There was one ambassador Tuesday through Saturday working 3:00-11:00 p.m. Now there are four ambassadors working 5:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. The safety ambassadors are the eyes and ears of the street to improve safety in public space.
“Dupont Circle is a vibrant neighborhood,” stated Bill McLeod, Executive Director. “The holidays are a busy time with people walking encumbered with packages or coming home from a holiday party. Our expanded safety ambassador program will ensure that everyone enjoys Dupont Circle – whether you are visiting, shopping, dining, or returning home.”
The safety ambassador team is staffed by men and women from Central Union Mission, a job training program in Washington DC. Located next to Union Station, Central Union Mission serves hurting people throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. They serve homeless men, women, families living in poverty, children from at-risk neighborhoods, and the growing Hispanic population in the city. Established in 1884, Central Union Mission is one of the oldest social service ministries in the United States.
Dupont Circle is Washington’s international heart. With 40 embassies, the destination neighborhood is known as a welcoming gathering place. The Dupont Circle Business Improvement District was formed in 2018 to elevate this iconic neighborhood through public space management, placemaking, and economic development initiatives. To learn more about the BID’s work, visit www.dupontcirclebid.org.