Lead Partners

Lead partners are the core organizations that work together to develop the concept and vision, set strategic direction, and guide the programmatic work of The Commons.


Martha's Table

Opening its doors in 1980, Martha’s table has worked to support stronger children, stronger families, and stronger communities by increasing access to quality education programs, healthy food and family supports. The organization’s work is rooted in the belief that every child deserves the opportunity for their brightest future, and a deeply engaged family and community committed to their success.

Martha’s Table will operate its headquarters at The Commons offering a full day early childhood education program, out-of-school time programs for elementary and older youth, family engagement programming and supports, healthy food markets and nutrition education programming.


Community of Hope

In 1980, Community of Hope began its work to create opportunities for low-income DC residents and families overcoming homelessness to achieving a stable home, good health, and family-sustaining income. The organization is committed to making a difference in the community by caring for families, improving the lives of individuals, and leading change in our city.

Community of Hope will expand its work in Ward 8 by offering support for parents, counseling for emotional wellness, and social services at The Commons.


Horning Family Fund

Based in Washington DC, the Horning Family Fund (HFF) was established to support local nonprofits to address the disparity of opportunities and services for children and their families. Since 2007, HFF has focused its efforts on improving the educational outcomes of children and supports for families in Ward 8.

HFF donated the initial $10 million and land to The Commons, and supports the collaborative work of the partners.


Horning Brothers

Horning Brothers is a property management and development firm with a long commitment to building better communities in Washington D.C.  The company has provided the Washington D.C. metropolitan area with quality residential communities and commercial properties since 1958.

Horning Brothers is the developer for The Commons and Residences at Stanton Square.