• Wednesdays, SEED Food Pantry open from 12-3, located at 6201 Riverdale Road, enter building through back door.

  • Foreclosure Counseling and Home Buyer Education available locally through the following agencies: Sowing Empowerment and Economic Development 301-458-9808 and Centro de Apoyo Familiar 301-328-3292. 

  • Youth Development Programming and ESOL Education, GapBuster, Inc., Riverdale, MD. 301-779-4252.

  • ESOL Education, Templeton Elementary School, Riverdale, MD, 301-985-1880.

Amanda Knott

Outreach Consultant

Meet some members

CKAR - Revitalizing our neighborhoods!

The Greater Riverdale Community (zip code 20737) will benefit from thoughtful mixed land uses and compatible urban design that also incorporate a variety of transportation modes and mobility; integrates its parks and recreation to connect to other natural areas, public open spaces, urban plazas, recreational amenities and pedestrian mobility. CKAR embraces preservation of historic sites and resources, community heritage, culture and building pride in our neighborhood. We encourage the integration of art and music from our diverse cultures.

CKAR takes an interest in projects that create a strong culture of community action and advocacy to improve the community.


Our Projects

What we do

Work with CKAR members in your community and make a difference

​Become an Intern

CKAR maintains open recruiting for high school seniors, college students and graduate students. Work assignments will include community outreach, program assistance, administrative work and assisting customers and clients in our Intake/Assessment Center for our “Back To Work” program.

Become a Member

Membership in CKAR is easy! Come to a meeting. Roll up your sleeves. Share your ideas. Be involved. The 20737 community needs you. 

Become a Partner

CKAR collaborates with other non-profits, private businesses and governments.

Become a Volunteer

CKAR needs retirees, seniors and people interested in making a difference in your community.


    FOR the commnity



Samuel J. Parker III

Volunteer - Website Administrator 

CKAseeks to improve the lives of residents, the appearance and quality of the physical and natural environment; addresses pedestrian safety along Central Kenilworth Avenue, East-West Hwy and Riverdale Road. CKAR identifies programs to grow local businesses, and fund community revitalization 

Our community is diverse and multi-lingual. Our membership is community-driven to address social issues and to promote economic development that benefits all community residents, without regard to gender, ethnic background, race or sexual orientation.

Patricia Hayes-Parker

Board Member

upcoming CKAR meetings and events


with the people

Artist’s rendering of planned Riverdale Park Purple Line station courtesy of Maryland Transit Administration.