Jobs Action

On February 6th, 2014 WIN members will gather at First Rock Baptist Church to promote the WIN campaign for Jobs. Candidates for DC mayor will be in attendance. Topics of discussion will include: Increasing local hiring in DC Water and Pepco projects, Creating green jobs, Fair wages, Adult literacy and education funding, Employment of returning […]

DC resident and business owners are footing the bill to fix the city’s outdated stormwater infrastructure….what are we getting in return?

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Between now and 2025 DC Water will spend the remainder of $2.6 billion fixing DC’s outdate sewer and stormwater systems. This project, mandated through a federal court order, is being financed almost exclusively by DC residents. By 2019 the average ratepayer’s monthly bill is expected to increase to over $100. As a city it’s time […]

Report Back from February 5th Action Team Meeting

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80 Leaders from 21 institutions gathered at St. Johns Episcopal Lafayette Square, the historic “church of the presidents.”  Rector the Rev. Luis Leon, who gave the benediction at that Presidential Inauguration, welcomed and gave us our opening prayer. At the meeting we: Elected a new WIN strategy team, Discussed the budget of the organization, Ratified next steps […]

Job Fair

Jobs for DC Residents at MM Washington

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After successfully organizing to develop 90+ units of affordable senior housing and 15,000 s.f. of community space with at the historic MM. Washington Career High School on O St;  WIN leaders at Mt. Lebanon Baptist began to work to ensure the project brings jobs to the neighborhood. Residents in Truxton Circle have experienced devastating unemployment over the last decade […]

Leaders discuss green jobs

Over 40 WIN Leaders Gather to Discuss Policy Solutions for Living Wage Jobs and Affordable Housing

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  Last night, Over 40 leaders came together to engage around the specifics of public policies that would yield living wage jobs and affordable housing. With proposals for the DC FY14 budget taking shape, WIN leaders are working hard to understand the needs of the whole district and the policy options available to us to […]