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Past Event: Tribute to Paul McElligott


​On February 19, 2013, Perry School Community Services Center, Inc.  paid tribute to Mr. Paul McElligott - the spirit of the Perry Center and long-time Executive Director

A lawyer by background, Paul has worked on behalf of the residents of the North Capitol Corridor/Northwest One community for more than 30 years. As Executive Director of North Capitol Neighborhood Development, he played an integral role in the renovation of the historic Perry School into the now Perry School Community Services Center.  Paul served as Executive Director of Perry Center, Inc. from December 1997 to October 2012.



During his tenure at Perry Center, Paul brought compassion, dignity and respect to the community.  He tirelessly advocated for the Perry mission of a collaborative, comprehensive and integrated approach to social services, economic empowerment, and youth development to address the ills of poverty, its causes and consequences resulting in positive outcomes.  Over his tenure, Paul secured more than $20 million in grants and private funding.  Perry Center is recognized as the most comprehensive direct service provider in Metropolitan Washington, DC area.
Today, Paul serves as Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors focusing on fundraising and development.  He continues his education and advocacy on poverty issues in DC.

Howard Theatre played host to many of the great African American musical and theatrical artists of the early and mid-twentieth century.  Called the “Theatre for The People”, the Howard Theatre transformed from vaudeville house to jazz palace to go-go club, until the 1968 riots in D.C. tore the neighborhoods apart.

About the Howard Theatre

Unable to ever fully recover, the Theatre closed its doors for the last time in 1980. In 2006, Howard Theatre Restoration was formed to raise funds for restoration and construction.

The Theatre re-opened April 9, 2012 and has since brought in headliners ranging from Chaka Kahn to Boys II Men.

Perry Center, Inc. was proud to be able to host the Tribute To Paul McElligott at the Howard Theatre, and thank it’s entire staff for their help and support!


Please join us in thanking our wonderful supporters and donors

The Gates Foundation

The Howard Theatre

JW Marriott - Washington DC

Arnold & Porter LLP
Elizabeth Desan
Charlotte Mahoney & Peter Albert
The HIPPY DC Board of Advisors
WC Smith

ANC Commission 5C
Admiral Security Services
Bright Beginnings
Holy Trinity Church
Tom Hamilton
Perry Family Health Center
The Perry Young Leadership Council

Choice Photography
J C Hayward, WUSA 9
LGB Productions
Robert Person
Rockville Printing

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