WIN Victories and History

WIN after school programs build foundations for improvements in DC Schools

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. 


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