Our region is shifting, neighborhoods are changing, and many residents are experiencing those changes differently. As we seek to build the kind of vibrant community that we all want to call home, it is crucial that we understand the diverse attitudes and perceptions of the people who live in the Greater Washington region.
Over the summer, the Greater Washington Community Foundation, in partnership with Urban Institute, launched Voices of the Community: DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia (VoicesDMV) to hear directly from residents about the challenges and opportunities facing our region. We held a series of community conversations, focus groups, and an online survey, ultimately reaching nearly 3,500 people from across DC, Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland, and Northern Virginia. We asked about their well-being and quality of life, personal and family security, attitudes about and priorities for local government, and community inclusiveness and cohesion.
On December 7, we will offer a rare glimpse into how our neighbors are faring by sharing their stories, concerns for their communities, and hopes for the future. This event will feature the release of a new report that provides a roadmap for community transformation to inform and inspire community organizations, funders, businesses, government, and others who are working to make a positive difference in our region.
The event will feature a presentation of the key findings, with a special focus on jurisdictional nuances, followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from local government. Immediately following the event, you are also invited to attend a networking reception. We hope you will be able to join us!
Please contact Melen Hagos at 202-955-5890 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.