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Community Affairs Offices

The Office of Community Affairs is administratively and organizationally based to provide a central point for operational needs relating to, but not limited to, human resources, procurement, strategic management and budget oversight for the following offices:

Serve DCServe DC is the District government agency dedicated to promoting service as an innovative, sustainable solution to  address community needs.

DC YAC logoThe District of Columbia Youth Advisory Council (DCYAC), provides an organized youth perspective regarding various issues to the Mayor, the Council of the District of Columbia, District public schools, public charter schools, and key decision makers and community leaders.

GLBT logoMayor’s Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Affairs (GLBT), provides constituent services and information to the LGBT community through outreach and public education activities; and, to advise the Mayor and DC Government on the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents and employees.

OAA logoMayor’s Office on African Affairs (OAA), ensures that the full range of health, education, employment, business, and social opportunities are accessible to the District’s African immigrant community.

OWPI logoThe Office on Women's Policy and Initiatives (OWPI), serves as a liaison between the Mayor and the community on issues that impact the lives of women and girls, partners with agencies and organizations that work to address these issues; drives local policy and serves as a true resource for information on relevant programs, services and research.

The Office of Religious Affairs cultivates policies that engage community and faith-based organizations in the creation of citywide programs and initiatives across multiple disciplines.

The Office on Returning Citizen Affairs (ORCA) provides useful information for the empowerment of previously incarcerated persons in order to create a productive and supportive environment where persons may thrive, prosper and contribute to the social, political and economic development of self, family and community.