Lockridge/Bellevue Library Ribbon Cutting – June 2012

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  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 […]

30 Wins in 30 Days

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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 […]

WIN after school programs build foundations for improvements in DC Schools

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In 1999, WIN secured $15 million in the District’s FY 2000 budget to fund after-school and other youth programs city-wide.  Mayor Williams proposed and the Council appropriated $15 million in new monies during FY 2000 to support after-school and other youth programs city-wide.  This money was a step towards fulfilling his pledge to the 20,000+ […]

WIN “cleans up” the trash

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In 1999, WIN worked with Mayor Williams to increase city enforcement at the illegal trash-transfer station operated by Browning-Ferris Industries and Consolidated Waste Industries at 12th and Brentwood Road, NE.  For the previous 18 months, WIN organized with its member Israel Baptist Church and leaders in the surrounding community to close an illegal trash-transfer station […]

WIN leaders Create Pilot Program for Ward 1 Parking

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In the past 10 years, the Columbia Heights neighborhood and surrounding area has changed dramatically with massive development of commercial property. These changes have also brought higher rent prices and the displacement of many low income individuals due to the the lack of affordable housing in the area. This displacement has forced many members of […]

Weatherization Creates Jobs for DC Residents

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WIN along with our member partner Laborers International Union Local 657, trained and employed 18 DC residents  for and completed a Weatherization Pilot of 150 low/moderate income houses and set a precedent for local hiring that created more local job opportunities throughout the DC green energy program.  The Pilot was part of WIN’s efforts to […]