District Bridges is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to enrich neighborhood vitality by bridging community engagement and economic development opportunities so individuals, businesses, and organizations can thrive together.
Mission and Values
The most central core of who we are, comes from the relationships we have forged. Our board members, partners, and volunteers are more than “just volunteers” they’re family. The people who get involved with our organization volunteer their time because they know and love the people in their community. District Bridges is the family you get to choose.
Our organization was founded because people saw a need in the community and took action.
That value continues today. Our board is a working board and we have named our committees Action Teams because they are focused on real deliverables.
We can’t know who we are unless we know where we’ve come from. We value story at District Bridges.
Whether it’s the story of a business or a resident it’s valuable to us. Stories help us stay true to who we are and connect with new people and their stories!
The neighborhoods in Northwest DC are some of the most diverse and densely populated neighborhoods in Washington, DC.
That diversity reaches across socioeconomic, racial, cultural, and generational divides. As an organization, we strive to represent this diversity in our leadership and programming.
You have a day job and life responsibilities. Don’t you want your free time to be fun? Us too!
We believe that people invest in community when they can laugh and have fun together. Laughter heals, we’re bringing more of that into community development.
We believe we all work better when we work together.
We are fortunate to have a myriad of organizations and businesses that serve our community. We don’t need to recreate the wheel, we simply need to better connect our community with the resources already available to them. District Bridges seeks to be a connector and collaborator.
Washington, DC has a diverse population. It is that diversity that makes our city vibrant.
At District Bridges, everyone no matter their background or circumstance has a place at our table. We work intentionally to ensure our programming is inclusive of everyone.
Someone once said the seven dying words of an organization are, “ We’ve never done it that way before”...
We want to empower people to try new ideas. Sometimes that means we might fail. THAT’S OK! We believe innovation is essential to healthy development.