The Twelfth Street YMCA building was reopened as the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage in the year 2000. It is now home to many groups and organizations for enrichment and heritage of African Americans. Some of these groups include the Washington Literacy Center, the Washington Chapter of Concerned Black Men, and the Project Re-Direct Passport Club. The Thurgood Marshall Center also hosts organizations such as the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the Financial Freedom Center of the NAACP, and IKG Cultural Resources. These groups and many more contribute to the enrichment of this community center (TMCT).
The building that now houses the Thurgood Marshall Center has a long history of enriching the lives of African Americans who likely would not have had the opportunity for this experience otherwise. During its days as the Twelfth Street YMCA, this building welcomed African Americans who often had nowhere else to go for enrichment because of segregation. The Thurgood Marshall Center could not have had a better namesake, for Thurgood Marshall was one of the instrumental people involved in starting the path to removing segregation. His goal has been realized for the most part, but the Thurgood Marshall Center still serves as an excellent community center for enrichment and heritage (TMCT).