A Place for Children & Families

Together by collaboration, giving, and building we seek to advance the community’s vision for a place where all children and families thrive.


The Commons at Stanton Square is a campus for community programs in Ward 8 through the collaborative efforts of the Horning Family Fund, Horning Brothers, Community of Hope, and Martha’s Table.

The Commons was founded on the belief that the challenges facing children and families in the community are more complex than any single organization can address on its own. This project is not simply about providing space for organizations to co-locate; it is meant to foster collaboration: to participate in a creative process to achieve outcomes for children and their families that no single organization could achieve on its own. The Commons will provide early childhood education, nutrition programs, parental supports, and emotional wellness, as well as out of school programs for children and youth.



Dara Johnson



The Commons at Stanton Square
2375 Elvans Road S.E.
Washington, DC 20020



August 2016

Start site work for Stanton Square development


February 2017

Start of construction on
The Commons building


Mid-June 2017

Structural framing complete


Early October 2017

Projected completion of the exterior building


April 2018

Occupancy permit


June 2018

Grand opening
of The Commons


Lead Partners