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 […]

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Parents and grandparents at JC Nalle and CW Harris elementary schools in Ward 7 feared for the safety of their children walking to and from school.  Deacon Sims from Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, who lived across the street from CW Harris, told of fearing for his family and the children in the neighborhood because there was […]

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 […]

DC resident and business owners are footing the bill to fix the city’s outdated stormwater infrastructure….what are we getting in return?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

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 win half a million dollars for playground in Downtown D.C

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With all of the development that’s been occurring in downtown DC over the past decade, very little of it provides family-friendly public space.  Being downtown with kids makes the possibility of playing in the sunshine a near impossibility. In the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012, leaders from WIN member congregation Calvary Baptist and […]