2019 Citizenship Awards: MidCity and Academy of Hope

Madi Ford’s tie to Academy of Hope Public Charter School goes back not just years, but also generations.

Vice president and general counsel for Bethesda developer MidCity, Ford marks the third generation of the company’s founding family and she’s helping continue the tradition of charitable giving and volunteering for the company.

And that includes the company’s tie to Academy of Hope, a D.C. public charter school focused on adult education.

“My grandfather, Eugene Ford Sr., started working with Academy over a decade ago, before they were a recognized charter school and were operating in the basement of one of his buildings,” Ford said.

The school now has two full campuses in wards 8 and 5, the latter of which was built on land acquired in part through a contribution from MidCity. The contribution is part of the more than $1 million the company has given to the school over the years.

“We are proud that we were able to assist them with the acquisition of the Ward 5 campus…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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