How Ms. Congress Heights Got Her Name

by BDG Studios

If you’re wondering if one person can change an entire community, look no further than Monica Ray. As the Executive Director of a nonprofit that aims to revitalize its neighborhood by investing in existing businesses and attracting new ones – Ray is the definition of a community changemaker.

Ray gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to establish their business in the community through the Congress Heights Community Training & Development Corporation (CHCTDC). “I get to spend my life in a community that I love, serving the people that I love, and helping to build other businesses,” says Ray. It’s no wonder that Ray has been affectionately dubbed “Ms. Congress Heights.”