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UPLIFT - Ward Memorial Community Development Corporation is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to investing in and enhancing organizations that positively impact the lives of the people of the District of Columbia. Tax ID Available up request.

"Hope for many becomes a reality when people see themselves being UPLIFTED"

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Who We Are

Our Roots

Here at WARD MEMORIAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since we were founded, we have been determined to make an impact and UPLIFT the community. The core of our efforts is to bring our team’s fresh ideas and passion to the range of activities we’re involved in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Through all of our endeavors we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs.

Our Mission

We aim to engage in community and economic development, neighborhood revitalization, addressing health disparities, job readiness and other charitable activities to improve the lives of residents in the District of Columbia, with an emphasis of residents residing east of the river.

Our Vision 

We want to see a community where those we serve are provided the necessary resources to live a successful and meaningful life. We are strongly committed to joyfully work alongside the experts; the people who live, work and serve in our community. Persons residing east of the river are adversely affected by the majority of indices outlined in the DC Health Matters 2021 Demographics report. The median income in Ward 7 is $42,201.00 while the median income for the entire District is $91,414.00. Over 17% of Ward 7 residents live below the national poverty line, 16% of Ward 7 residents are unemployed compared to 7% district-wide. Health challenges such as hypertension, teen pregnancy, diabetes, HIV-Aids, cancer and other health disparities are all exacerbated east of the river. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “health disparities are “differences in health outcomes and their causes among different groups of people.” Reducing these health disparities can create better health for Americans overall. Health disparities are closely tied to social, economic, and environmental disadvantages, which minority groups disproportionately face.” To make a difference, our organization will attempt to leverage resources to mitigate these challenges.

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Bringing Change to the people of the District of Columbia

Health and Wellness

At WARD MEMORIAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Health Clinic is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

Homeless Outreach

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

Food Insecurity

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Food Donation Feeding those in need is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

Youth & Young Adult Initiatives 

Our aim is to encourage youth and young adults to be productive in school, community in ever aspect of their daily live; by keeping up with their routine physical checks, as well as their behavioral health appointments. Inspire them to eat healthy, drink water – instead of sugar sweetened beverages – for strong teethbe physically active, or learn something new.



In simple terms, economic equality is about a level playing field where everyone has the same access to the same wealth. Some people think that this already exists in District of Columbia (we’ve all heard the saying “If you work hard enough, you can achieve anything”). But that’s simply not true. Poor people aren’t poor because they want to be. And not all wealthy people got what they have through hard work.

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