Power to the People! Over the years, we’ve won more than $100 million in living wage jobs, affordable housing, health care, public education resources, and other community benefits!
  •  Prevented the eviction of thousands of families from the Arlandria-Chirilagua neighborhood in the 1990's.
  • Founded the Arlandria-Chirilagua Housing Cooperative (ACHC), a 287 unit housing complex that is owned and operated democratically by it's resident-owners. To this day, ACHC is the only home ownership opportunity available for low-income people in Northern Virginia.
  • Launched Alexandria Union Cab, a worker-owned and -operated business with more than 230 drivers and a market value of $2 million.
  • Won a 35% discount for uninsured patients in the Inova Health System.
  • Successfully demanded that Alexandria Public Schools hire bilingual (Spanish/English) parent liaisons to help parents communicate with teachers and to orient immigrant parentsd.
  • Co-founded the national Right to the City Alliance, a coalition of over 40 organizations across the U.S. united in the struggle for urban rights. RCA fights for affordable housing, inclusive democracy, immigrant rights, environmental justice, etc.
  • Won an annual increase of $350,000 to the city’s childcare provider reimbursement budget and helped institute policies such as due process, rights to bilingual notification for service providers in the Alexandria Department of Human Services, and expanded low-income family access to subsidized child care.
  • Helped create a living wage law in Alexandria that resulted in the total wage increase of $450,000 for the lowest-paid municipal and outsourced workers in Alexandria.
  • Won a living wage law raising the minimum wage for all Arlington municipal employees, including school board employees, as well as a majority of outsourced workers,to $11.00/h (in collaboration with the Arlington Living Wage Coalition).
  • Eliminated over $1 million in medical debt for low-income residents of Alexandria.
  • In the past 6 months, we've recovered over $9000 in unpaid wages for low-wage workers in Fairfax County. 
  • Held 11 consecutive annual Health Fairs that provide health screenings for HIV, cholesterol, etc to over 300 people each year.