DC Area Organizations and Resources for Teachers


Advocacy and Organizing

  • Black Lives Matter DMV: a collective of organizers, activists, and artists in DC who work to combat anti-blackness and racialized oppression in all of its manifestations as experienced by Black and African diasporic people.
  • Empower DC: A citywide, multi-issue, membership-based community organizing project.
  • EmpowerED: An organization committed to building teacher empowerment in D.C.
  • ONE DC: Organizing work that centers on popular education, community organizing, and alternative economic development projects.
  • SNCC Legacy Project: veterans preserve and extend the legacy of SNCC.

Find more groups on the Washington Peace Center directory.

Children's Literature Reviews and Sources

Professional Development

Youth Programs

  • Critical Exposure: trains youth to use photography and advocacy to make real change in their schools and communities. 
  • Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop: uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential.
  • Split This Rock: youth poetry workshops and a slam team.
  • Many Languages, One Voice: Fosters leadership and facilitates community-led initiatives to increase the meaningful inclusion of immigrants in the District of Columbia who do not speak English as their primary language.
  • Words, Beats and Life, Inc: uses a holistic approach to youth and community development that involves Hip-Hop artists, scholars, educators, activists, and allies.