Become a WCCD Member + Membership Renewal

WCCD believes that its mission is even more important today, particularly because WCCD members are living and/or working in some of the most under served communities in the region.

These members’ voices are critical in:

  • Formulating and implementing community economic development policies.
  • Ensuring that members and all women of color have access to relevant career development and training; gain access to industry leaders in a safe and constructive environment, and help gain access to career opportunities that have not historically been available to women of color.
  • Educating public sector and private business of the value of community development work, helping to sustain and advance the community development industry and elevate its status as a career path.
  • Motivating their communities to pursue strategies that will lead to greater economic self-sufficiency for low-wealth residents.

Join a network of professional women in the community economic development field located primarily in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

The women work in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors across a broad range of community development fields: social services, finance, real estate, and affordable housing development, advocacy, social enterprise, venture capital, education, and social entrepreneurship.  WCCD was formed to enable women of color to connect, learn, support and network, with a goal of advancing each other both professionally and personally. 

WCCD Membership Structure

$350WCCD Sustaining Member (Formerly Founders' Circle)

The WCCD Sustaining Membership honors the women who provided critical support and guidance to the Women of Color in Community Development during our formative years and continue to stand with us today.

Membership Dues

  • Member fees can be paid in full when submitting application ($350)

Sustaining Member Recognition & Benefits

  • Access to an expansive network of leaders working across multiple sectors in the community development industry
  • Eligible to serve on Membership, Program and Communication committees
  • Registration fees waived for four WCCD events (Valued at $200)
  • Member profile and headshot featured on digital Member Directory
  • Invitation to attend Annual Celebration hosted by Board of Directors
  • Complimentary Membership Pin

$750Pay It Forward Member

A package for companies that understand the value of WCCD membership, and want to ensure their staff and others are afforded the same opportunity. Pay It Forward benefits are extended to five employees designated by the organization. Two additional memberships are reserved for prospective or renewing members who request scholarships to support engagement with WCCD.

Membership Dues

  • $750 (providing membership to 7 individuals)

Pay It Forward Member Recognition & Benefits

  • Access to an expansive network of leaders working across multiple sectors in the community development industry
  • Eligible to serve on Membership, Program and Communication committees
  • Registration fees waived for 4 WCCD engagements (Valued at $200)
  • Member profile, headshot, and member designation featured on digital Member Directory
  • Complimentary Membership Pins (5)

$100Member

Enables individuals to gain access to many of the benefits WCCD has to offer.

Membership Dues

  • Member fees can be paid in full when submitting application ($100)

Member Recognition & Benefits

  • Access to an expansive network of leaders working across multiple sectors in the community development industry
  • Eligible to serve on Membership, Program and Communication committees
  • Registration fees waived for four WCCD engagements (Valued at $200)
  • Member profile, headshot, and member designation featured on digital Member Directory
  • Optional Membership Pin can be purchased for $25

$50Student Member

Enables individuals to gain access to many of the benefits WCCD has to offer.
NOTE: The form requires college or university proof of enrollment.

Membership Dues

  • Member fees can be paid in full when submitting application ($50)

Member Recognition & Benefits

  • Access to an expansive network of leaders working across multiple sectors in the community development industry
  • Eligible to serve on Membership, Program and Communication committees
  • Registration fees waived for four WCCD engagements (Valued at $200)
  • Member profile, headshot, and member designation featured on digital Member Directory
  • Optional Membership Pin can be purchased for $25

Interested in sponsoring WCCD programming and events?

Contact our President to discuss how your company can support the advancement of women in our industry!