Organizing Neighborhood Equity (ONE DC) is a community-based organizing group whose mission is to exercise political strength to create and preserve racial and economic equity in Shaw and the District. We seek to create a community in DC that is equitable for all. As part of our People's Platform, we aim to build a movement of low-income and working class DC residents of color and people who share our values and vision. We seek to organize, educate, fight for and win truly affordable housing, sustaining work, and wellness for all in DC. In December 2017, ONE DC purchased the building at 2500 MLK Jr Ave SE to house our ONE DC Black Workers & Wellness Center, a member-led space that builds racial and economic justice through popular education, direct action and worker-owned alternatives. All proceeds received from Juneteenth will go toward our goal of fundraising $1.5 million to renovate the Black Workers & Wellness Center!
Family & Friends of Incarcerated People (FFOIP) is an organization whose primary mission is to foster community support that effectively meets the needs of today’s at-risk children and families of those incarcerated. It operates solely to promote charity, literacy, public safety, and to avoid inter-generational incarceration. FFOIP serves DC area children of the incarcerated and at-risk youth by engaging them in social, cultural and youth development activities through our various projects, programs, and events. We believe in the concept that it takes a village to raise a child. The children are our main concern and we work hard – individually and collectively to enhance our own growth and development so that we can be inspirations to our children, families and communities.
Serve Your City DC is guided by the principle of “Solidarity, not Charity.” We, the community, keep us safe for our common survival and well-being and share a common responsibility. For more than a decade, Serve Your City has provided life-changing experiences and opportunities for at-risk DC students, giving Black and Brown children access to rowing, swimming, yoga, tennis, tutoring, and inspiring experiences often not readily available to children from under-resourced families.Since March 2020, SYC has served as the infrastructure hub for Ward 6 Mutual Aid, a partnership of more than three dozen organizations—many of them hyper-local, Black- or Brown-led groups—that came together to share resources and save lives after the COVID-19 pandemic struck the District.
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