Tenants and Workers United builds the power of the low-income community of color – primarily immigrants – to create changes that positively impact the quality of their (our!) lives in Northern Virginia. We organize and support people to be agents of change in their own lives by addressing the issues most important.
Youth leaders are at the heart of our work. They inspired the four year campaign to implement programs at Alexandria City Public Schools to close the achievement gap, are active in the fight for immigrant rights and the impetus behind new programs at ACPS to implement restorative justice at the high school. Margie Obeng (pictured above) was a member of our youth project and academic support programming. Through her time with us, she engaged in all aspects of our work. Margie represented TWU at national actions and local events. Learn more!