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Empower DC is helping lead the fight against the demolition of public housing in DC. read more
As the DC government plans to close down community public schools to convert them into charters or condos, parents are fighting back. read more
Empower DC is organizing public housing residents in Barry Farm and Greenleaf Gardens to fight against the Choice/New Communities gentrification projects which will reduce the public housing stock. read more
Empower DC hosts a one-hour radio show on WPFW 89.3, Taking Action, every Tuesday at 1:00 pm to talk about critical issues facing DC's low-income communities of color. We bring in DC residents -- the real experts -- to talk about the challenges our communities face and solutions designed to uplift our people. If you have a suggestion for a show, a question, or a comment, email email@example.com.
June 30, 2015: The DC Auditor, Kathy Patterson, joins Empower DC’s Parisa Norouzi in studio. An independent agency, the Office of the DC Auditor conducts financial and programmatic audits of DC government entities to ensure compliance with laws and regulations, as well as to evaluate the effect of laws. Read their most recent report on the school modernization program, which uncovers a multidude of problems.
The Zoning Commission has announced that it will hear the Barry Farm Tenants and Allies Association’s motion to reconsider on Monday, June 29. We’ll mobilize a few members of Barry Farm to be there. You are welcome to join us, but please know that we are last on a very long agenda and no testimony will be given.
Monday, June 29, 2015
441 4th Street, NW
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Read more about BFTAA’s motion to reconsider the Zoning Commission’s prior approval of the developer’s PUD by clicking on the "read more" link below.
Empower DC needs your help. Are you passionate about Organizing Community Power? Do you support our work and want to help grow, sustain, and steward the organization? If so, please nominate yourself or someone you know for Empower DC's Board of Directors. Nomination form available as a PDF or a Google form.
Empower DC is very interested in recruiting Board members who are residents of traditional public housing, those who have children/grandchildren in traditional DCPS schools, people of color, and those with low incomes.
All nominations must be received by July 31, 2015.
Continue reading for more info, including eligibility guidelines.
Empower DC works to preserve and protect affordable housing, ensure the creation of more affordable housing, and heighten tenants’ knowledge of their housing rights. We do this through developing the leadership and collective power of tenants directly impacted by the need for affordable housing
In 2012, our focus is working with residents of Public Housing to ensure they are informed about their rights and are able to collectively...
Empower DC’s Public Education Campaign is campaign is building an organized and empowered group of parents and community members concerned about DC Public Schools, who through collective action are becoming a political force and holding officials accountable to their needs. The campaign is currently focused on informing the public about potential school closures and organizing residents to demand investment in, not closure of, DC Public Schools...
Empower DC is assisting the historic Ivy City community with re-establishing a strong and sustainable Civic Association, and developing neighborhood leadership and strategic campaigns around several issues including the restoration of the Alexander Crummell School for use as a workforce development and community center..