Cleveland & Woodley Park Village - Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Friends, Neighbors and Help If You Need It

Good Neighbors Make Life Better! The Cleveland & Woodley Park Village offers neighbors the opportunity to make new friends, connect and share social experiences, and, if you need it, a helping hand from our volunteers.


Welcoming Our New Executive Director, Frank Finamore

As the new year begins, our Village is pleased to announce the arrival of its new Executive Director, Frank Finamore. Frank will be making the rounds at our events in an effort to meet as many of you as possible, and has already been popping up at Village activities! Later in the year, once he is settled into his role, we will have a welcome reception for him.

Frank is a long-time resident of Woodley Park and as the spouse of a foreign service officer, he’s also lived in Mexico and most recently, Nova Scotia, Canada. Frank holds a masters degree in organizational development from American University and has worked previously for the federal government, private industry, and the non-profit sector. Most importantly, he lives in a three-generation household and is committed to maintaining seniors as an integral thread of the fabric of our community.

When he’s not working, you might see Frank walking his two rescue pups, Lucy and Rosie. He’s also an avid cook and is hoping to revive his Spanish proficiency. 

Upcoming Events

3:30 pm French Conversation Cercle
French Conversation Cercle
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Parlez-vous français? Dust off your language skills and meet some fellow Francophones. Exact address will be provided when you RSVP. RSVP to 202-615-5853 or
9:00 am Walk with the Village Walkers
Walk with the Village Walkers
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Saturday Mornings: 9:00 am We invite Village members, volunteers, supporters and all residents of Woodley Park and Cleveland Park to join us for a one-hour weekly walk in the neighborhood.  Feel free to bring a[...]
9:30 am Staying in the Neighborhood: Fro...
Staying in the Neighborhood: Fro...
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am
Thinking about downsizing from your house to an apartment but want to remain in the Cleveland Park/Woodley Park neighborhood? If so, we have a program that may help you make that decision and figure out[...]
10:00 am Gentle Yoga
Gentle Yoga
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Gentle Yoga Mondays, 10:00 am Cleveland Park Congregational UCC, 3400 Lowell Street NW (Accessible) Come join the Village’s gentle yoga program held at Cleveland Park Congregational UCC. This is an accessible facility. These are gentle,[...]
11:00 am Tour the National Museum of Afri...
Tour the National Museum of Afri...
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am
Join the Village for an outing to the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African-American life, history, and culture. Following our viewing of the exhibits, we will have lunch at the museum’s[...]

Become a Village Volunteer

Eric assists Laura Serrano_DriverVolunteers are the heart of our Village, helping us meet the needs of our neighbors in their homes. You can help your community and create life-enriching connections.