Community Engagement

Convene. Connect. Collaborate.

Our connection to the communities we work with is essential. It’s the most powerful vehicle we have for driving change and improving the health and lives of the people of D.C. That’s why our Community Engagement team creates feedback channels from the community to DC Greens about the work we’re doing. It also helps us ensure that community voice remains central as we begin to imagine the work we may do in the future. 

By working together, we generate conversations and enact plans that serve as catalysts for change in our food system. 

Community Leadership Initiative

Launched in 2024, DC Greens’ Community Leadership Initiative (CLI) is the professional development arm of our community engagement work. Through CLI, DC Greens hires community members who desire hands-on experience in order to build the skills they need for permanent employment in nonprofit work. CLI employees get to hone their leadership potential through promotional campaigns, advocacy, administrative, and in-field training. They also provide input to the program along the way.  

DC Greens’ CLI staff are passionate about the social issues affecting the community, as well as the work DC Greens is doing to support sustainable, long-term change. 

Current open CLI positions: The Well Advisor, Advisory Board Member, and Community Engagement Ambassador 

The 2023 Ward 7 & 8 Resource Guide Is Now Available

At DC Greens, we’re committed to finding pathways to advance health equity in our nation’s capital. Our work is multifaceted, focusing on direct service programs, advocacy initiatives, and serving as host for critical connections across the health equity community. 

In our 2023 Ward 7 & 8 Resource Guide, we’ve included key information about the organizations providing vital services to the community. And we’ve listed how to contact them directly, making it easy for you to connect with them 

Our hope is that with every page turn, you can access the programs and services you need, whenever you need them. 

Upcoming Events

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Feature DC Greens at Your Event

To request our attendance at an event, please send a request to Include your contact details, the event details, intended contribution our team can make, and the specific DC Greens program you would like us to showcase.

Take Our Community Survey

Need some prompts to help you gather your thoughts? Take our Community Engagement survey, and let us know how you’d like to see us engage with community members.

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