In the Washington metropolitan region, nearly half a million women and girls are living in or near poverty. We all have a stake in building the economic security of our region’s women and girls. The Women’s Foundation works to mobilize our community and provide solutions to eliminate the persistent barriers that disproportionately hinder women and girls from achieving economic security.

A Community Responsibility to Equality & Justice

Equality and justice.  Of all the obligations that any elected official has, dedication to these guiding principles is most important.  As we all know,

The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

In today’s rundown: The impact education has on local employment. | A new bill in the City Council could bring fresh fruits and vegetables

D.C. Government Slashes Funding for Some of the City's Most Vulnerable Women

Days after the District made the shocking announcement that $20 million had been cut from the homeless services budget for the 2010 fiscal year, advocates

Stepping Stones Research Update – September 2009

We’ve partnered with The Urban Institute to provide continuing information and resources related to the goals of Stepping Stones. Below you’ll find a summary

Making the case for opportunity and assets for D.C.'s most economically vulnerable.

A report released by CFED (Corporation for Enterprise Development) today provides more evidence that the economic security and mobility of a growing number of

How about Cars for People Who Need Them But Can't Afford Them Day?

Today is Car Free Day, an international event celebrated every September 22nd that encourages people to leave their car at home.  Our region signed

DCWA: FY2010 D.C. budget does not meet women's needs.

The DC Women’s Agenda has completed an analysis of the funding levels of particular programs in the FY 2010 DC budget and their impact on women

Back to school and bittersweet.

Nearly 19 years ago, I was a fragile teenager faced with some very tough and grown-up decisions.  I was pregnant and confused and had

Helping prevent proposed cuts to D.C.'s safety net will help low-income women. Join us.

The stock market may be going up – but, unfortunately, other economic indicators, such as unemployment and homelessness are, too. This means continued down

Stepping Stones Research Update – June 2009

As part of our ongoing commitment – in partnership with The Urban Institute – to providing information and resources related to the goals of