Empower DC Packs Council Hearing on Housing Authority Budget

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Cross-posted from the DC Independent Media Center written by Luke On the 30th of April, Empower DC brought well over 100 DC public housing residents and supporters to pack Muriel Bowser’s hearing on the DC housing authority budget, which contains zero money for repair or renovation of traditional public housing. Instead, the city applied to HUD for […] . . . → Read More: Empower DC Packs Council Hearing on Housing Authority Budget

DC Budget Hearing: DOES and the Workforce Investment Council

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Save Public Housing and Fund Needed Repairs Call To Action

Save Public Housing and Fund Needed Repairs

Cross-posted on behalf of Empower DC CALL TO ACTION!!! Forward this message far and wide and join us for an important rally and then to pack the room for the DC Housing Authority budget hearing: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 12 NOON WILSON BUILDING 1350 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, NW (Accessible by Federal Triangle or Metro Center Stations) Rally outside followed by packing room 412 Bring ID […] . . . → Read More: Save Public Housing and Fund Needed Repairs Call To Action

Community Organizes to Stabilize Bruce Monroe at Parkview Elementary School

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We haven’t had a post about Bruce Monroe for a while, but that doesn’t mean nothing’s been going on there. Here are two reports and a video about recent developments. Bruce Monroe’s Phase One Modernization Becomes More Robust by Daniel del Pielago, Empower DC Education Organizer In 2008, the Bruce Monroe Elementary community was tricked by the city […] . . . → Read More: Community Organizes to Stabilize Bruce Monroe at Parkview Elementary School

Battling for Subsidized Child Care

Shantise Summers testifies at City Council

On May 14, 2012, members of Empower DC’s Child Care for All Campaign along with their children-otherwise known as the BABY BRIGADE-visited the Wilson Building to educate the city council on the importance of the child care subsidy/voucher program and the challenges community-based child care centers are having on a day to day basis to […] . . . → Read More: Battling for Subsidized Child Care