"My fellow participants in OUDC
have been a consistent voice of love,
support, encouragement, and challenge...
we've prayed, laughed, cried, eaten, argued,
disagreed, worked, and traveled with each other,
all while trying to change the world."
-Chris Hopson, Class 20


Create Change.


"You can never know where you are going
unless you know where you have been."
-Amelia Boynton Robinson

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Our mission is to build a generation of Black 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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Operation Understanding DC does not charge students for their participation in our year-long, cross-cultural education program.  Their experiences are made possible entirely by the generous support of individuals, foundations, corporations and congregations. Thank you for your investment in our young leaders.