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Social Good Guide to DC

As the nation’s capital, it’s easy to see the city as just the center of politics and government. Once named “the coolest city in America” by Forbes Magazine, there’s more to experience. With distinct, vibrant neighborhoods and historic alleys to explore, the city also has a bent toward social justice. After all, thousands of non-profit organizations sit in the city bringing people wanting to give back. From countless ways to volunteer to social good businesses, Washington, D.C. will inspire all who visit.

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Eaton House

Six blocks from The White House in downtown D.C. is the 209-room Eaton Hotel. Local products and books on activism grace every room. The…

Malolo Bed and Breakfast, LLC

This 4-room bed and breakfast wakes up guests with a breakfast spread from the owner who is also a chef. It’s located in a neighborhood…

The LINE DC

Located in a church more than 100 years old in the lively neighborhood of Adams Morgan, this boutique hotel houses a coffee shop, cuisine…

Eat

Falafel Inc

In the heart of Georgetown is a tiny white house that is the world’s first falafel social enterprise. Using fresh ingredients, they…

Farmbird

This grilled chicken fast-casual restaurant on H Street NE is on a mission to change the way society consumes chicken. Their birds come…

Sakina Halal Grill

This immigrant-owned Pakistani-Nepalese-Indian restaurant in downtown D.C. allows the homeless to eat. There’s no special dining room for…

Visit

National Museum of Women in the Arts

This downtown based museum is the only major one dedicated to celebrating women through the arts. Its beautiful space houses over 5,000…

Shop

The Potter's House

This historic building in between Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan is a cafe, community space, and a bookstore. While sipping a latte…

Shop Made In DC

One can buy almost anything from this spacious shop in Dupont Circle- onesies, greeting cards, posters, chocolates to name a few. Every…

Union Kitchen Grocery

This small grocery store sells local only items from their food incubator helping entrepreneurs run a reputable business. They also employ…

Learn

Carnegie Library

When it opened in 1901, it was one of the only public spaces for everyone during a time of segregation. Saving the historic building, it…

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

One of the newest memorials on the National Mall, the MLK Memorial honors the famous civil rights leader. Inspiring quotes decorate the…

Give Back

DC Central Kitchen

One of the most recognizable local non-profits in the city, this non-profit provides meals for the homeless as well as culinary training…

Miriam's Kitchen

This local non-profit advocates for the homeless in D.C. In addition, they serve daily meals to the homeless community. Volunteers can…

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