Women of Color in Community Development, or WCCD, was organized in 2008 by founders, Lisa Hall, Susan Jones, Lessie Powell Evans, and Oramenta Newsome to offer a forum where women of color in fields related to community and economic development could be highlighted and celebrated for their professional achievements. Since 2008, WCCD has grown from an informal network to a membership organization and has continued to strengthen its mission of supporting the personal, educational and professional development of women of color engaged in fields related to community and economic development. WCCD members enjoy this supportive professional network through regularly scheduled professional development events, panel discussions, mentoring, networking sessions and social gatherings, which further promote the personal and professional advancement of women of color in the field.
Join the Network
WCCD members enjoy a supportive professional network that promotes personal and professional advancement through regularly scheduled professional development events, panel discussions, mentoring, networking sessions and social gatherings.
Attend an Upcoming WCCD Event
Attend a professional development seminar, networking event or social gathering to cultivate and expand relationships with women who represent various sectors in the community development industry.
Dec 12, 2023 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. |1800 K. Street, NW. 7th Floor Washington DC 20006
Let’s Celebrate Together!
Join the Women of Color in Community Development as we celebrate another successful year. Connect with your fellow WCCD sisters as we learn about WCCD’s accomplishments for 2023 and what is in store for 2024. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible as we kick off this season of holiday festivities together.
Complimentary food and beverages will be provided.
The Women of Color in Community Development cordially invites you to our 2023 Sustaining Member Brunch. The Brunch will be held on Sunday September 17th from Noon-3:00 pm at District Winery, the premier Washington, DC winery, and restaurant venue in the heart of Navy Yard overlooking the DC waterfront. Join your fellow WCCD Sustaining Members was we fellowship over chef prepared delicacies, sip on an assortment of wines and indulge on savory deserts.
Ruth T. Jones Nichols, Ph.D. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Engagement U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, will be our guest speaker for the event. Please note that this event is only open to active Sustaining Members. If you have not renewed your Sustaining Membership or wish to become a Sustaining Member, we encourage you to do so now.
join us for the WCCD End of Summer Networking Happy Hour!
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Bronze DC 1245 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Summer's end is approaching, and it's time to connect, relax, and celebrate the successes of our WCCD community. Bronze DC is a vibrant and stylish venue located in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s H Street NE neighborhood, known for its welcoming atmosphere and excellent service. Learn more.
Whether you're a WCCD member or interested in learning more about us, this is the perfect opportunity to network, share ideas, and enjoy great company.