The Marshall Heights Civic Association was first formed in the late 1940s, unifying the community’s voice to demand much-needed city services for the area. As a result, the federal government constructed sidewalks, sewage, and  storm drainage systems, erected utility poles for electricity, and opened the Capitol View Neighborhood Library to enhance the quality of life for residents.

The Association’s mission is to empower, protect, and advocate for the Marshall Heights community. We are focused on enhancing the civic betterment of the neighborhood and adjacent neighborhoods that are without adequate representation. We desire to guide the revitalization of the area to ensure that the preferences, culture, and traditions of residents are preserved and respected.

The boundaries of Marshall heights are defined as being bounded by East Capitol Street SE to Central Avenue SE. Central Avenue SE to Southern Avenue SE and the Northern portion of Fitch Street SE/G St SE connecting to Benning Road SE back toward East Capitol Street SE; Including Civic Betterment, which is defined as the southern portion of Fitch Street SE/G St SE to Southern Avenue SE southbound connecting to Benning RD SE.

The Association was originally formed in 1965, and has served the community during various stages of development and growth.