Washington, DC Living - Activities - Washington, DC, USA

Washingtonians take part in many clubs and organizations; activities include interest groups, clubs, hobbies, community centers, organizations, and groups
  • -Directories-: Search organization directories; there are hundreds of thousands of organizations, associations, societies, and nonprofits in the US covering many interests; as the national capital, Washington DC is home to many thousands of these organizations; use directories to help you locate an organization
  • Activism IFC: InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington; brings together the Islamic, Jewish, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Baha’i, Hindu-Jain, Latter-day Saints, Sikh, and Zoroastrian faith communities for dialogue and social action
  • AA: Alcoholics Anonymous; Washington Area Intergroup Association
  • Alumni: Capital Alumni Network; fosters activities, networking between local alumni club members of many different colleges and universities
  • American Indian: American Indian Society of Washington, DC; a group that represents as many tribes as possible
  • Anacostia Watershed: Anacostia Watershed Society; works to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed
  • Artist Resources: Find Art Information Bank; An artists listing and resource service
  • Arts VSA: VSA Arts; people with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts
  • Audubon Society: Audubon Society of the District of Columbia; the study and enjoyment of bird sighting
  • Blues: DC Blues Society; preserves and promotes the blues
  • Capitol History: United States Capitol Historical Society; educational organization that promotes the history of the Capitol and Congress
  • Catholic JP2 Ctr: Pope John Paul II Cultural Center; Roman Catholic activities and interests
  • Celtic: CelticDistrict.com; directory of Celtic events and groups in the District of Columbia
  • Community Development: Community Development Support Collaborative; works to revitalize and stabilize low-income, distressed neighborhoods in the District of Columbia
  • Cultural Alliance: Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington; works to sustain and increase regional leadership, appreciation, support and resources for arts and culture
  • Dancing: DCDanceNet; information about dancing places, classes, clubs, competitions of all kinds in the DC area
  • Film Society: Washington, DC Film Society; members enjoy mainstream, international, and independent films
  • Folklore FSGW: The Folklore Society of Greater Washington; activities related to folk music and folklore
  • Folk Music WFMA: World Folk Music Association; promotes contemporary and traditional folk music and keeps the folk community involved and informed
  • French: Alliance Française de Washington, DC; French classes and cultural activities in Washington, DC
  • German: Goethe-Institut Washington; German culture and language activities in Washington, DC
  • GLBT: Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland Community Center for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender; provides a space for activities and events of interest
  • Hands on DC: Works for better schools in the District of Columbia; volunteer work-a-thon to improve conditions in the public schools and raises money for college scholarships
  • Happy Hour: dcHappyHour.com; bars and events in the DC area
  • Hiking Club: Capital Hiking Club; walks in the DC area
  • Historical Society: Historical Society of Washington, DC; City Museum of Washington, DC
  • Housing Habitat: DC Habitat for Humanity; works to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the nation's capital by building affordable, energy efficient homes
  • Housing Manna: Assists in home ownership; serves low and moderate income families, assisting them to achieve home ownership
  • Humane Society: Washington Humane Society; animal protection agency; serves homeless, lost, and abused animals in DC
  • Internet Society: Chapter of the Internet Society; serves the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Maryland; helps promote the development and growth of the Internet
  • Italian: Italian Cultural Institute of Washington, DC; Italian activities and culture in DC
  • Jazz: DCjazz; DC's online jazz community
  • Jewish Ctr: District of Columbia Jewish Community Center; programs, classes, education, culture, activities, and events of Jewish life in DC
  • Kiwanis: Kiwanis; community service organization
  • Korean: The Korean American Coalition; service, education, and advocacy organization for the Korean American community
  • Latino: Council of Latino Agencies; supports and promotes the Latino community in the District of Columbia
  • Lawyers 4 Arts: Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
  • Legal DCBar: District of Columbia Bar; information about the legal community in DC
  • Literacy Volunteers: Literacy Volunteers of the National Capital Area; provides free tutoring to adults who cannot read in the Washington, D.C./National Capital Area; an affiliate of ProLiteracy Worldwide
  • Mentors, Inc: Matches Washington, D.C. public high school students with trained adult mentors
  • Mentors Sister: SisterMentors; women helping young girls with the path to education
  • Meteorology AMS: District of Columbia Chapter of the American Meteorological Society; promotes knowledge of the atmosphere and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of professional applications
  • Music WAMA: Washington Area Music Association; organization of Washington area musicians, concert promoters, lawyers, recording engineers, managers, graphic artists, and related businesses working together to address areas of common concern
  • Nightlife YTIC: YTIC.com; guide to nightlife, restaurants, bars, clubs, movies, events
  • National Academies: Advisoers to the Nation on science, engineering, and medicine; consist of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council
  • Parenting: Information for parents in metro DC
  • Parks & People: Washington Parks & People; provides assistance with the revitalization of a wide range of parks and communities throughout the National Capital region
  • Press Club: National Press Club; provides people in the news media with a center to advance professional standards and skills, promotion free expression, gain mutual support, and experience social fellowship
  • Red Cross: American Red Cross of the National Capital Area; provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies
  • Reggae: DCReggae.com; Washington, DC Reggae music scene
  • Salvation Army: National Capital Area Salvation Army; preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs
  • Scholarship Fund: Washington Scholarship Fund; committed to providing Washington, DC children with a quality education by giving low-income families the same educational choices for their children that are available to middle class families around the nation
  • Science WAS: Washington Academy of Sciences; umbrella organization for the Scientific Societies in the Washington DC area
  • Scottish: The Capital Scot; Scottish culture, events, and activities in the DC area
  • Service: Commission on National and-Community Service; promotes service through partnerships, national service, and volunteerism; part of DC government
  • Singles: DC Personals; find your match in Washington
  • Ska: the DC Ska scene; Ska is a style of music blending African-Jamaican folk, calypso, and the blues
  • Skeptics: National Capital Area Skeptics; a supposedly independent educational and scientific organization that purports to engage in critical thinking and scientific understanding
  • Songwriters SAW: Songwriters' Association of Washington; benefits aspiring and professional songwriters
  • Speleological: District of Columbia Grotto; chapter of the National Speleological Society; going into caves
  • Supreme Ct History: Court Historical Society; dedicated to the preservation and teaching about the history of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Sys Admin: dc.sage; an organization of, by, and for computer systems administrators in the Greater Washington DC metropolitan area
  • Tech Comm: Society for Technical Communication Washington, DC chapter; promotes professional technical communication
  • Tech Works: Technology Works for Good; provides a range of technology solutions for nonprofits of all sizes
  • Trade, World: List from the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center; shows links to Trade Organizations in the Washington, DC area, Offices of the U.S. Government Trade Promotion Coordination Committee, Government Organizations Involved in Global Affairs, Multilateral Development Banks, and the Diplomatic Community
  • Tourism, Official: Official Tourism Site of DC
  • Turkish: Turkish American life in the Washington DC metropolitan area
  • United Way: United Way of the National Capital Area; nonprofit partners that provide health and human programs to Washington area residents
  • Urban League: Greater Washington Urban League; resource center in the community for African-American youth internships and scholarships, parenting information, first-time homebuyer assistance, employment/technology training, aging services, and environmental education
  • Volunteers DC Cares: Greater DC Cares; volunteer opportunities designed to brighten the lives of adults and children throughout the Greater Washington area
  • Writer's Ctr: Writer's Center; a literary organization to encourage the creation and distribution of contemporary literature
  • YMCA: YMCA of Metropolitan Washington; community service, childcare, health and fitness, youth and family services; association of men, women, and children of all ages, races, religions and abilities
  • YWCA: YWCA of the National Capital Area; supports women and children to achieve their potential
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