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Riverdale Village Apartments
5409 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737
Riverdale Apartments' 273 units sit behind the El Super Store market and are steps away from the F4 and 84 R12 busMore stops. Riverdale Elementary is also a short walk, as is shopping at Riverdale Plaza across Kenilworth Avenue. During the summer, the apartment offers a free, six-week camp for residents' children.
Gap Buster Learning Center
6200 Sheridan St, Riverdale, MD 20737

Gap Buster is located at the Center for Educational Partnership, an former school building owned by The University ofMore Maryland that is now the home base for various student programs within the community.

According to the center's founder, Dr. Yvette Butler, students attending Gap Buster programs are eager to learn and be successful. The program was initially created to break down any academic achievement gap for African-American and minority students.

Since opening in 1999, Gap Buster has become not only a place for students to get extra academic help, but to take advantage of enrichment classes, summer camps and opportunities to travel to foreign countries. Gap Buster recently opened an HIV/AIDS testing clinic. The center also has a location in Montgomery County.

Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737

A national landmark, the Riversdale House was built in 1801 by a Flemish aristocrat, Henri Joseph Stier, who had fledMore from Europe. When Stier returned to Europe two years later, he gave the house to his daughter, Rosalie, and her husband, a member of Maryland's founding family, George Calvert, who completed construction of the house.

It still stands today in the middle of Riverdale Park, and with the help of local volunteers and supporters, the grounds are maintained and renovations are made. There is a community garden on grounds that is open to the public daily, while there are also sponsored events on site.

The house is now a museum which is open to the public on weekend afternoons with an admissions fee. However, private group tours, consisting of 10 or more people, can be requested at anytime with two weeks advanced notice.

Samantha Ferris, spokeswoman for the museum, said that camps are arranged for area children, and that the museum works regularly with Riverdale Elementary School.

Latin American Youth Center
6200 Sheridan St, Riverdale, MD 20737

The Latin American Youth Center is located at the Center for Educational Partnership, a former school building ownedMore by The University of Maryland that now houses various student programs within the community.

It is part of a larger program at the Riverdale location called the Maryland Multicutural Youth Center, which works with various youth programs in the area to help support teens. It also includes the local AmeriCorps program.

Eunice Humphrey, the site director, says the Latin American Youth Center has been around for 25 years and was initially a grassroots effort to help illegal immigrants and minorities. The center's major goal was to help those youths become successful.

The center helps teens obtain their GED and find employment. It also provides AmeriCorps mentors, a place for teens to gather after school, summer camp programs and enrichment workshops. Workshop topics include murals, bikes, art, health and fitness and nutrition. Students can also earn community service hours and the center hosts various events that are open to the community. The center's outdoor garden is also open to the public.

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