Friends of WIN


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"Friends of WIN" is a team raising money to empower DC's youth to become leaders in their community through training and mentoring.


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Eddy Ameen

Support a Better Washington DC for Youth

$300 6


Katie Jennings

Dollars for Youth Development

$30 1


Amanda Hesse

Friends of WIN Campaign

$0 0


Meredith Katz

Friends of WIN Campaign

$0 0

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The Friends of WIN campaign will benefit the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN), and more specifically, DC Youth Power Network (YPN).

YPN, founded in February 2009, is a citywide, broad-based, nonpartisan youth-led power organization. YPN trains and develops young leaders between the ages of 14-24 in Washington, DC to identify community issues and take bold public action to effectively address them. YPN is currently comprised of several dues-paying member institutions from within DC’s youth-serving sector, including Sasha Bruce Youthwork, the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), and Covenant House. YPN’s purpose is to train young leaders in the craft of organizing for results-oriented long-term power.

YPN is a project of the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN). WIN is a citywide, multiracial, multi-faith, nonpartisan citizen’s power organization with 48 congregation, union, and community organization members representing 25,000 DC families. WIN is affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF).

How will donations be used?

Your donation could help us:

  • Send a young person to a 3-day organizing training provided by the Industrial Areas Foundation.
  • Allow us to conduct one-on-one and small-group listening sessions to learn what issues YPN’s leaders wish to act on.
  • Support our campaign to address DC's massive problem of youth homelessness and youth who are aging out of the foster care system with little support by advocating for more beds and services for homeless youth.
  • Help WIN's citywide Accountability Voter work get off the ground, including engaging young people (ages 18-25) in the electoral process.
  • Support the development of affordable housing for DC families and youth.

WIN/YPN victories to date:

To date, the generous support of our community has made the following victories possible:

  • Trained over 75 youth and adult leaders on the principles of community organizing and conducted hundreds of one-on-one and small-group listening sessions to learn what issues YPN’s leaders wish to act on.
  • Initiated a bold new campaign to address DC’s massive problem of youth homelessness and youth who are aging out of the foster care system with little support.
  • Students at Roosevelt High School won their campaign to open a new, modernized front entrance to their school. For years, Roosevelt students have been forced to use the back entrance to the school, funneling all students past a cramped parking lot bordered by dumpsters.
  • Youth leaders at Latin American Youth Center held a nonpartisan get-out-the- vote campaign for Latino residents during the most recent mayoral election and brought 70 voters out to the polls on the first day of early voting.
  • WIN has built 209 affordable Nehemiah townhomes and 90 units of affordable rental apartments.
  • Secured much-needed upgrades to the athletic and recreation facilities at Dunbar High School, Hopkins public housing complex, Benning Terrace, and Parkview Recreation Center.
  • Led and won a campaign to turn the Bruce Monroe elementary school on Georgia Avenue into a community park (rather than a parking lot, which was the original plan).

We thank you in advance for your generous support. Remember - EVERY little bit counts!

Team Captain

Friends of WIN Friends of WIN

Our mission is to help young people become leaders in their communities.

  1. Friends of WINFriends of... 07/31/2012 at 10:19 PM ET
    Let's go team! We can do this!