On Tuesday May 10th 2016, over 200 people met to raise their voices for justice in Ward 6. Topics such as the push to rebuild Temple Courts, student mental health services, and DC Circulator operator wages were discussed.
On Tuesday June 7th over 190 leaders from Wards 1 and 4 gathered at St. Stephen and The Incarnation Episcopal Church to discuss Affordable Housing maintenance and development. At the action, Columbia Heights Village tenants and WIN leaders demanded improvements from Clark Reality’s A.J. Caputo, and commitments around Affordable Housing maintenance and development from Ward 1 Council Member Brianne […]
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 the DC Council unanimously passed Bill 21-620 to replace DC General with smaller neighborhood short-term family housing across the city and included $59 Million in the FY2017 Capital Budget toward the effort! It is an important milestone in a citywide effort
WIN organized parent, teacher, and community teams in 25 schools across the city and secured a commitment from DC Schools Superintendent Paul Vance to make priority building repairs identified by the WIN teams. In March 2001, Dr. Vance appeared before 450+ WIN leaders at Moten ES in Ward # 8 to be publicly graded for […]
It used to be hard to even use the sidewalk in much of Anacostia. In 2005, leaders at six WIN member institutions in Ward 8 organized to make basic neighborhood mobility possible and engaged in a series of local actions with Councilmember Marion Barry and executive agency heads. In April of that year, St. Thomas […]
In June, Twenty WIN leaders from Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ turned out to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the new William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library. The ribbon cutting was the culmination of a multi-year WIN campaign to rebuild a library in the Bellevue neighborhood. The campaign grew out of a 2008 house meeting […]
Parents and grandparents at JC Nalle and CW Harris elementary schools in Ward 7 feared for the safety of their children walking to and from school. Deacon Sims from Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, who lived across the street from CW Harris, told of fearing for his family and the children in the neighborhood because there was […]
Over the past 16+ years, the Washington Interfaith Network has identified, trained, and developed thousands of leaders whose organizing has produced improvements in schools, contributed to the creation of hundreds of units of affordable housing, new recreation centers, parks, libraries, and facilitated jobs for DC residents. WIN uses a no-nonsense process for achieving real political change. Members […]
In 2012, WIN renewed its efforts to engage voters in the pews, at community centers and through door knocking with a goal of engaging tens thousands of voters around the WIN agenda. WIN trained hundreds of leaders, invested in its online organizing infrastructure – obtaining the most modern online voter engagement databases and tools in […]
The Current and Greater Greater Washington covered WIN’s victory for displaced residents in Ward 1 this week. Congratulations again to the wonderful victory won through relational organizing by WIN leaders.