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On September 9, 2023 Covenant House Greater Washington hosts the Southeast Community Arts and Business (SECAB) Festival again. Join us and our youth for a full day of fun that celebrates and connects businesses, artists, and community organizations making an impact east of the river.  

SECAB Returns This Summer!

We invite all ages and backgrounds to come together to collaborate and connect at our FREE community event.

Learn about available community resources, browse the food trucks, be inspired by local artists, and get to know some of the phenomenal achievements of the young people of CHGW. 

It's a good time! 

Be a SECAB Vendor or Performing Artist this year!

We’re always seeking vendors and partners, like you, who support the community and cause. Being a table vendor, partner, performing artist, service donor, presenting non-profit and/or community service provider participating in SECAB connects you with the people you serve. Whether you’re a baker, poet, healthcare provider, art studio, hiring organization, have a one-person team or 100-member team, we welcome all advocates of worthy cause and mission. No person or organization is too small. Here below to learn more, let us know how you’d like to participation, and apply for participation on the day of SECAB.


Be a volunteer!

Anyone or organization can signup to volunteer at the Southeast Community Arts and Business (SECAB) Festival. We're always in need of willing, motivated, and passioned to help create successful events and services. Click below to become a volunteer. Together we make it happen!

SECAB Festival  History

SECAB Festival began just a year ago, 2022. DJ inspired by a CHGW poetry event, soon after approached Covenant House GW with an ambitious vision recognizing the power of community. The event became a huge success that connected the community and empowered residents with more than information and resources, but a place of fun, engagement, laughs, and relief.

Read more about the community advocates behind the SECAB Festival. 

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(Event Logistics)

A local DMV DJ., MC, Poet, Author, Activist, and Founder of Art is Positive Empowerment. Through his art he realizes and inspires positive empowerment. 

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Covenant House 
Greater Washington

CHGW continues to address the needs of and advocate for young adults experiencing homelessness and support communities a part of their ecosystem of service.  

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The Melanade Stand
(Vendor Coordinator)

The Melanade Stand is a Melanin Tribe, run by Calypso Haze and Jasmia Shropshire, where they facilitate resources and a marketplace between black-owned business owners and consumers. 

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