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Our mission is to build a generation of African American and Jewish community leaders who promote respect, understanding and cooperation while working to eradicate racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination.

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OUDC Announces New Executive Director

October 13, 2016, Washington, DC — Today, Operation Understanding DC, is proud to announce Yolanda Savage-Narva, MSEd., as the new Executive Director for the organization, effective November 1st.  With vast leadership and management expertise, and a national and local track record in social justice and health equity work, OUDC is confident that Yolanda will build capacity and lead the organization into the future.

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