Leadership Development

Empower DC develops the capacity of DC residents to advocate for themselves, their families, and their communities. We want those who are directly affected by the issues we work on – like public housing residents – to be at the forefront of our campaigns for change. That means that leaders are identifying problems and solutions, meeting with elected officials, participating in rallies, speaking with the media, and getting their neighbors involved. Empower DC supports our members to become leaders by providing training at regular Empowerment Circles, through ongoing support as part of our campaigns, and through our weekly radio show, Taking ActionEmpower DC members are frequent guests and the information provided is critical to DC’s communities of color.