Equipando a Latinos y a otros residentes del área de DC con las destrezas y las herramientas financieras que necesitan para alcanzar un mejor futuro para sus familias y sus comunidades.
Come see and feel the vibrant tenant movement for affordable housing in action at the 7th Annual Tenant Town Hall. Join LEDC, the CNHED Housing for All Campaign, and Empower DC as DC residents present their housing priorities and solutions to the directors of DC housing agencies and Council members.
Seven years running, the Tenant Town Hall is one of the best events of the year. Hear from tenants
Nonprofits are uniquely positioned to form partnerships to help residents and businesses thrive in today's digital economy, said LEDC Executive Director Gustavo Velasquez at the March 20th Do Something More - A Nonprofit Technology Summit.
Velasquez, the summit keynote, highlighted LEDC's 10-month partnership with Connect DC, the Digital Inclusion Initiative of the DC Chief Technology Officer, to
Kiva City DC, launched in 2013 to bring the power of microfinance to the Washington region, is celebrating its 1-year anniversary.
Through a partnership with Capital One, LEDC's Community Asset Fund for Entrepreneurs, and Kiva trustees, Kiva City DC has connected 59 entrepreneurs with more than a half million dollars of capital to help start and expand their small businesses through its multiple
Thirteen families in the District of Columbia are celebrating becoming homeowners after seven years of hard work.
With organizing support and technical assistance from LEDC and bridge financing from the Local Initiative Supports Corporation, the 1445 Spring Rd NW Tenants Association purchased their apartment building to become the HOPE Cooperative.
"We are so happy we were able to do this," said
FIELD at the Aspen Institute and the Capital One Foundation have announced LEDC's Marla Bilonick as a 2014 fellow of the ELM², Emerging Leaders in Microbusiness Squared, Program.
ELM² aims to exponentially increase the talent within microenterprise development organizations that create opportunity for aspiring and disadvantaged entrepreneurs. Twelve emerging leaders, including Marla, who