National Capital Area
World Vision began serving the Washington, D.C., area in 1994, focusing on the Petworth community.
Our programs include training and capacity-building for organizations that tutor or otherwise serve youth.
In FY12, we served more than 130,000 children, youth, and adults with our more than 100 partner organizations, nearly 400 volunteers, and trainings.
Receiving blessings and passing them on
LaTonya and her husband, Dwayne, live in a neighborhood of Washington, D.C., that's affordable on a single income but plagued by crime. The family, which includes 11 children, were formerly homeless and are grateful for their cozy home.
"There have been small blessings," LaTonya said, "like St. Thomas More." The local Catholic church provides outreach to vulnerable people in the community. A program sponsored by the church helped LaTonya earn her high school diploma. Read more...