DC Appleseed takes on the big public policy problems facing the national capital region and brings about real change that affects thousands of people. Transforming the way the District confronts the HIV/AIDS epidemic, it expanded HIV testing, enhanced condom distribution and needle exchange, and developed a curriculum to teach young people how to protect themselves. It helped spearhead a new DC community college initiative, providing a much-needed opportunity to area residents seeking an opportunity to be trained for better jobs. It has led the fight to hold accountable the biggest health insurance company in the region, resulting in greatly increased monetary support for community healthcare needs. DC Appleseed also successfully advocated for a new Department of the Environment to address the problem of lead in the District’s drinking water. Partnering with pro bono law firms, accounting firms, and others who contribute their expertise, DC Appleseed – now celebrating its 20th year – turns every donor dollar into three dollars to bring important, systemic change to the region. Your contribution has a huge impact here.