Organizing Neighborhood Equity (ONE) DC

Organizing Neighborhood Equity (ONE) DC, founded as a branch of Manna in 1997 and becoming an independent organization in 2005, aims to create and preserve racial and economic equity in the Shaw neighborhood and wider District.  Striving to address structural causes of poverty and injustice, ONE DC’s work focuses on popular education, community organizing, leadership development, and alternative economic development projects.  Demonstrating its approach, in 2013 ONE DC worked with residents from a 121-unit apartment complex to form a tenant’s association to assert their right to affordable housing after the building owners decided to opt out of the Section 8 program.  The group also recruited over 3,000 DC residents to apply for a training and placement program for jobs at a new area hotel.

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