In 1999, WIN secured $15 million in the District’s FY 2000 budget to fund after-school and other youth programs city-wide. Mayor Williams proposed and the Council appropriated $15 million in new monies during FY 2000 to support after-school and other youth programs city-wide. This money was a step towards fulfilling his pledge to the 20,000+ DC residents WIN engaged who signed a petition ahead of the election urging whoever was elected mayor to create a $30 million annual dedicated after-school fund in four years. In 1999, Mayor Williams also committed $450,000 in additional funds to support 4 WIN-sponsored after-school programs in DC public schools: Stuart Hobson MS, J.O. Wilson ES, Whittier ES, and Aiton ES. These programs served more than 450 children and adults. This petition was a catalyst for the creation of what would become DC Child and Youth Investment Fund.