Network of Women on a Mission

Women of Color in Community Development

Women of Color in Community Development, or WCCD, was organized in 2008 by founders, Lisa Hall, Susan Jones, Lessie Powell Evans, and Oramenta Newsome to offer a forum where women of color in fields related to community and economic development could be highlighted and celebrated for their professional achievements. Since 2008, WCCD has grown from an informal network to a membership organization and has continued to strengthen its mission of supporting the personal, educational and professional development of women of color engaged in fields related to community and economic development. WCCD members enjoy this supportive professional network through regularly scheduled professional development events, panel discussions, mentoring, networking sessions and social gatherings, which further promote the personal and professional advancement of women of color in the field.

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WCCD members enjoy a supportive professional network that promotes personal and professional advancement through regularly scheduled professional development events, panel discussions, mentoring, networking sessions and social gatherings.

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Attend a professional development seminar, networking event or social gathering to cultivate and expand relationships with women who represent various sectors in the community development industry.

WCCD and Community Development Events

RESILIENCE: Health Equity and Recovery of Black & Brown Communities Post-COVID-19

April 22, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. As we look forward one year after COVID-19 shook the world, WCCD is pleased to host RESILIENCE: Health Equity and Recovery of Black & Brown Communities Post-COVID-19.We will welcome panelists in the...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS SERIES: Embodying Self Love | Virtual Yoga and Journaling

March 13, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Your health is your wealth! Between our personal and professional commitments, it can be challenging to make time to take care of yourself, but we know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle can...
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Entrust Black Women to Lead: A Dialogue with Prince George’s County

March 16, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Just weeks into 2021, our country has seen unprecedented highs and lows. From the continued impacts of COVID-19, to the ongoing plague of racial injustices and the historic inauguration of the Biden-Harris...
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WCCD Annual Meeting & Holiday Party

December 15, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm Women of Color in Community Development cordially invites our members to a celebration of Black art, culture and joy! Log on to reflect on the past year, fellowship with our WCCD sisters...
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Community Development in the News

WCCD Women on the Move

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development invites the submission of proposals for the FY21 DC Local Equity, Access, and Preservation Funds – Equitable Capital Access Fund grant (ECAF). The purpose of the ECAF Grant Program...
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A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE PANDEMIC It is no accident that the Covid-19 pandemic is coinciding with global unrest. The pandemic has exposed how deeply-entrenched social, political and economic inequities have literally and metaphorically infected the world. Resolving these inequities...
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Enterprise Women’s Mentoring Program is excited to host its first fully-virtual program held from October 2020 to June 2021! WHAT YOU’LL GIVE: Your time – One hour, twice a month. Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. WHAT YOU’LL GET: The...
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The Solutions division of Enterprise Community Partners’ has named Jacqueline Waggoner president. Jacqueline will be a critical leader in leveraging all of the Solutions division’s capabilities to drive the organization’s three major priorities of increasing housing supply, advancing racial equity...
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Many of our members have expressed an interest in community service opportunities, and we heard you loud and clear! We are looking forward to embarking on a number of activities over the coming months, and welcome the membership to join...
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Heather Hart
When the Washington Business Journal announced its HR Impact Award honorees, WCCD member Heather Hart was on the list! For the past seven years Heather has served as the the Director of Human Resources at the DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA). Among...
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