Empowering women and their families today, for a better tomorrow.

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Dominican Women’s Development Center (DWDC) is a non-profit organization located in Washington Heights, Northern Manhattan. DWDC was founded in 1988 by nine Dominican women who identified the need for Latinas to organize around critical issues and seek solutions to systemic problems affecting their families and community, such as sexism and discrimination, high housing costs, low-achieving schools, high dropout rates, limited access to health care services, attacks on reproductive rights, high teenage pregnancy, and high poverty rates.

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