Training Opportunity at Woodlake UMC this January!

Training Opportunity at Woodlake UMC this January!

Our Executive Director, Wendy McCaig, will be leading a 6-week Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) training at Woodlake UMC this January! (Registration and dates below). When is this ABCD Training?  (January 11-February 15th) Thursdays from 7-9pm  Do I need to...
Thanks for staying tuned…we’re back with Deasia!

Thanks for staying tuned…we’re back with Deasia!

Deasia Brown (pictured above with Mrs. Bailey) is originally from Historic Brookland Park and joined our Young Leaders program in August of 2017. Her motivation for becoming a Young Leader was personal and professional development – quite forward-thinking at age...
Keeping Up with Tresean

Keeping Up with Tresean

Tresean Gilliam is one of the youngest Young Leaders to ever join the program at age 13. Initially, he presented himself as a very shy and reserved but respectful, mature young man. He readily admitted he needed to increase his self-confidence, improve his social...
2017 Neighbor Power: Year in Review

2017 Neighbor Power: Year in Review

For those of you who don’t know us, we are an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) organization that trains, coaches and financially supports youth and adult leaders working to bring about positive changes in their neighborhoods. During the upcoming...
Keeping Up with Deasia

Keeping Up with Deasia

She’s Amazing! Deasia is definitely a Young Leader. Have you ever met a young person with boldness, spunk, curiosity and compassion all in one? If you haven’t, you might want to sit down and have a conversation with this John Marshall High School 10th...
Shifting Narratives by Highlighting Great Neighbors

Shifting Narratives by Highlighting Great Neighbors

  For fun, I like to flip the channel between CNN, MSNBC and Fox just to watch how fluid “reality” is.  They all have the same facts, but the stories they tell have completely different meanings and impact on their viewers. History teaches us that whoever controls the...