Web Sites and Link
Adoption AdvisorOverview of adoption law in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Coalition for Smarter GrowthGroup working to ensure that transportation and development decisions accommodate growth while revitalizing communities, providing more housing and travel choices, and conserving natural and historic areas.
CrunchlandDiscussion community for area residents.
DC AppleseedA nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing important public policy questions. Profile, blog, services and how to become involved.
DC Fiscal Policy InstituteCconducts research and public education on budget and tax issues in the District of Columbia, with a particular emphasis on issues that affect low- and moderate-income residents.
DCASCSite for area members of the alt.smokers.cigars newsgroup includes information on upcoming events, newsletters, and member photos.
DCistBlog, news and events, restaurants and nightlife, happenings, goings-on and observations from a group of residents.
DCMetroDadsLoose association of dad groups in the Washington DC area. Playgroups, events, photographs, resources and related links, and information about local chapters.
District of Columbia Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceProvides education and training, individual and systems advocacy, conducts research, and serves as a local and national resource on domestic violence. History, statistics and events.
Earth Conservation CorpsA nonprofit organization founded in 1989 as a White House domestic policy initiative providing hands-on environmental education, job training and community service programs for disadvantaged youth between the ages of 17-25 years old.
Family Violence Prevention Fund - Washington, DCReport on statutes as they relate to domestic violence. Includes grading criteria.
Federation for American Immigration ReformWorking to help the American public convince Congress that United States immigration must be reduced. Information and links on a wide variety of immigration-related topics.
Gandhi Memorial CenterHeadquarters of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Foundation, Inc. Provides resources for the study of the life and philosophy of the man, including a library, material for loan to exhibits, and a one year correspondence course. Located on the grounds of the Self-Revelation Church.
Greater Washington Urban League Parent CenterWorks to establish a way to directly impact parenting skills development and to provide parents with information on resources and activities within the community. Features resources, internship and volunteer opportunities, community guides and a calendar.
Hope HouseFounded to serve the needs of inmates who have been taken to prisons far from the district. Programs, photo galleries and stories of hope.
InterconnectionsCollective of self-organized groups such as simplicity circles, film salons, and action-oriented groups that come together for events and activities in the Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland area. Member groups, calendar of events, and projects.
Jubilee Enterprise of Greater WashingtonRenovates properties to provide low income housing and develops community programs in those areas. Profile, partners and how to help.
Lava Lamp CityDiscussion board for area residents.
National Internship Program in Feminism and Public PolicyInternship program affording a unique opportunity to combine research and action while working at the national level for women's rights.
ServathonProvides volunteers with the opportunity to participate in hands-on service projects at nonprofit organizations. Includes FAQ, sponsorship opportunities, registration and projects.
STA Party ConnectionLists private parties and open school dances in the area.
The Divas of DCHosts programs where young adults get together for movies, parties, book clubs, theatre, dinner, and sporting activities. Features news, groups and events.
The ManKind Project of Greater Washington, IncOffers weekend training for men to help them lead richer, fuller lives. Group purpose, testimonials, and training schedule.
The March For Life FundMarch in support of the right to life for each human being. Overview of events at yearly march, and contact details.
The Potomac TavernA virtual tavern for Washingtonians with an emphasis on quality intelligent discussions.
Washington Area Community Investment FundA nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) dedicated to providing loans and technical assistance for community and economic development.
Washington Council of AgenciesStrengthens, promotes and represents nonprofit organizations to help them better meet the needs of their communities.
Washington Post: Growing PainsA four-part series on urban sprawl in the Washington area and attempts to control it, with additional related articles from the Post's archives.