Organizing Neighborhood Equity (ONE DC)
ONE DC (formerly Manna CDC) was founded in 1997 in the midst of rapid neighborhood change. Our work centers on popular education, community organizing, and alternative economic development projects. Stemming from a deep analysis of race, class, gender, and power, our approach to community development addresses the structural causes of poverty and injustice in Shaw and throughout the District.
Moving beyond service provision, ONE DC builds the political capacity of low-income people of color in order to create and preserve racial and economic equity in the district. Our grassroots leadership development draws deeply on the principles and achievements of Ella Baker and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). We seek to learn from and build upon this history and that of people-led movements for justice and human rights throughout the world.