WES's Community Partners
WES aims to build meaningful relationships within the DC area. The following list of partners reflects a variety of relationships that range from sponsorships to joint community service projects. WES is a firm believer of being a positive contributor to the DC area community.
Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1926. Member businesses are a part of an organization that provides networking opportunities, business leads and referrals, proactive leadership on legislative and economic development issues, and an improved business climate, all for the betterment of the community as a whole.
Big Train Baseball
Recognizing the value of sports in the development of young people, Big Train founders John Oarsman and Bruce Adams established the Bethesda Community Base Ball Club in 1998 with a mission to improve the condition of youth baseball and softball fields in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia. Building a ballpark for a summer college baseball team was the first step.
Glen Echo Park
Glen Echo, MD
Glen Echo Park was first developed in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly, which taught the sciences, arts, languages, and literature. In 1971, after the federal government obtained the land, the National Park Service began managing the park. The National Park Service collaborated with artists and arts organizations to create a rich arts program in the spirit of the original Chautauqua movement. Today the park is managed by the nonprofit Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc. on behalf of Montgomery County, Maryland.
KID Museum is a new museum serving children and families in the Washington, D.C. area. KID Museum offers unique, interactive experiences for elementary and middle school-aged children that integrate hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math learning with an exploration of world cultures and global citizenship.
Imagination Stage is one of the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary theater arts organization for young people in the Mid-Atlantic region. Imagination Stage offers a year-round season of professional shows (adult actors performing for families and classes) and arts-integration professional development training for teachers, students, schools, and families.
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington helps improve the lives of more than 1,000 people who are homeless or otherwise in need. For over 30 years now, Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington has provided the resources and support individuals and families with housing and employment search guidance, coaching, referrals to partner service providers and more.
Founded in 1972 by the House of Mercy, a charity of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. House of Mercy has been serving women and children in need since the mid 1930s; its program was converted to daycare in 1970 and to Early Childhood Education and Development in 1986.