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Village of Takoma Park
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Several Takoma Park neighborhoods have informal groups providing mutual support and community-building activities, including the neighborhoods listed below.   Residents of these villages are invited to join the larger Village of Takoma Park.   If your Takoma Park neighborhood is organized, but not listed, please let us know so we can add it to this list.


Essex House

Contact information: Cherwanda Oliver

Hampshire Tower Apartments

Contact information:  Michelle Robinson
The strong leadership of the Chair of the Tenant Association holds this neighborhood together, helping to address their many needs and provide opportunities.  One great resource is the nearby Takoma Park Recreation Center facility at 7315 New Hampshire Avenue. There is also an active youth program.


Long Branch-Sligo 
Contact information: Emily Koechlin
This neighborhood organization aims to be multigenerational. There are many seniors as well as young families in this neighborhood who need support.  Neighborhood social events help to bring neighbors together and strengthen the sense of community.  The boundaries of this neighborhood are
 Carroll Ave on the North; Sligo Creek on the East; Long Branch on the West; and the point at which Sligo Creek and Long Branch meet on the South. 


Philadelphia Eastern Neighborhood (PEN)
Contact Information: Wolfgang Mergner
The PEN neighborhood is bounded by Philadelphia, Eastern, Piney Branch and Carroll Avenues.   The neighborhood has a longstanding tradition of social events, community action, and neighbors helping neighbors, fostered by an active listserve and a print newsletter.


Sherman Avenue Elders
Contact Information: Linda Kolko
Sherman Avenue Elders is the longest running of the neighbors-helping-neighbors associations.  All volunteer and intergenerational, its spirit of togetherness comes from its neighbors, most of whom live on Sherman, Sheridan and Hancock Avenues.


South of Sligo Citizens Association (SOSCA)
Contact information:  Martha Feldman

Victory Tower Senior Association
Contact information: Jackie Davison