Washington, DC has the continent's highest percentage of public, urban green space, yet vast sections of this extraordinary resource are under-used, especially in DC's poorest neighborhoods. Washington Parks & People works to reconnect and revitalize green spaces and communities – DC's most forgotten assets. Down by the Riverside is transforming Marvin Gaye Park, the District's longest municipal park, and other green spaces along the Anacostia River. Other WPP programs that have grown significantly include the DC Green Corps park-based job training program, Community Harvest urban agriculture program, and programs at the community "greenhouse" in the Josephine Butler Parks Center. Mobilizing thousands of volunteers, WPP transforms open-air drug markets into outdoor farmers markets; places of youth violence into vibrant playgrounds where residents can enjoy music, dance, theater, after-school programs, and even job training; and abandoned lots into revitalized community meeting places. From Meridian Hill to Marvin Gaye Park, WPP has demonstrated that parks can be green engines to help communities meet vital human needs. Your generous support broadens and deepens its impact all across the city.