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In an earlier analysis of Washington, DC’s Capital Bikeshare program, we found that bikeshare stations tend to be concentrated in whiter and more affluent neighborhoods, and placement and use generally follow the distribution of the city’s existing transportation infrastructure. Building on that analysis, we investigated whether bikesharing in DC results in a greater connection between economically and racially diverse neighborhoods.

Asian American Youth Leadership Empowerment and Development (AALEAD) provides after-school, summer, and mentoring programs for underserved, low-income Asian American youth in the greater DC area. Neel Saxena, executive director of the program, aims to help youth grow into their identities as Asian Americans, shake off the stereotype of the model minority, and feel empowered to lead their communities.

The District of Columbia Housing Authority waiting list for Housing Choice Vouchers contains more than 40,000 families, even though the list closed in 2013. Like cities across America, DC has an immense need for stable, safe, and affordable housing, with thousands of households struggling to pay their rent each month.