Mission and Vision Statement
Information is power and AllEyesOnDC wants to give D.C. residents the tools needed to holistically understand hot-button issues and effectively self-advocate. In an era when sensationalist programming accounts for the majority of the 24-hour news cycle, AllEyesOnDC strives to accurately document the experiences of real people who live and work in the District. The ultimate goals of this online public affairs program and community institution are to bridge the information gap between socioeconomic and affinity groups and create a common understanding of the problems the District currently faces.
AllEyesOnDC was founded in January 2012 by Sam P.K. Collins, a journalist, urban policy expert, and native Washingtonian. This company is a product of Mr. Collins’ experiences as an undergraduate and graduate student at The George Washington University, an institution geographically, economically, and economically marginalized from parts of the District that generations of native Washingtonians have called home. The divide between the nation’s capital as the world knows it and the nation’s capital known to poor minorities has long been the cause of contention since Home Rule. Now that the city has undergone an urban revitalization and demographics are shifting, it’s more important than ever residents of color have a news outlet they can call their own.AllEyesOnDC is a resource in providing that crucial information.