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<p class="plainlinks">We are the [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Local_chapters regional Wikimedia chapter] serving Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. We are a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to the advancement of general knowledge and the collection, development, and dissemination of educational content under a free license or in the public domain.</p>
 
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'''We are''' the regional outreach organization for Wikipedia and the other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation. Our mission is to promote participation on Wikimedia projects in the Washington area and throughout the United States. '''[[About us|Learn&nbsp;more&nbsp;&raquo;]]'''</p>
 
 
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<p class="plainlinks">As an official Wikimedia chapter, we support the goals of the [http://wikimediafoundation.org Wikimedia Foundation], including the work of volunteers on [http://www.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia] and other [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Our_projects Wikimedia projects] as well as numerous other free knowledge initiatives.</p>
 
   
 
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<h2 style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', 'Lucida Grande', Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; border-bottom:0;">'''Our programs'''</h2>
 
 
To carry out our mission, we conduct a variety of educational and outreach programs in the DC region and across the United States.
 
 
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|body = Wikimedia DC works with universities and other educational institutions to build awareness of our mission and promote academic contributions to free knowledge projects. '''[[Academic outreach|Learn more about academic outreach&nbsp;&raquo;]]'''
 
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|head = '''Cultural outreach'''
 
|body = Wikimedia DC collaborates with cultural institutions, including galleries, libraries, archives, and museums, to promote free knowledge and support digitization and open access projects. '''[[Cultural outreach|Learn more about cultural outreach&nbsp;&raquo;]]'''
 
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|head = '''Government outreach and engagement'''
 
|body = Wikimedia DC works with federal, state, and local government agencies to encourage adoption of free knowledge and free data practices. '''[[Government outreach|Learn more about government outreach&nbsp;&raquo;]]'''
 
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|head = '''International and diplomatic outreach'''
 
|body = The Wikimedia movement spans across national borders, and Wikimedia DC works with embassies and international organizations in Washington to promote our mission around the world. '''[[International outreach|Learn more about international outreach&nbsp;&raquo;]]'''
 
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|head = '''Public outreach and education'''
 
|body = Wikimedia DC holds a variety of public events, including training sessions and editing workshops, to increase awareness of our mission and build interest in contributing to free knowledge projects. '''[[Public outreach|Learn more about public outreach&nbsp;&raquo;]]'''
 
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<h2 style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue', 'Lucida Grande', Tahoma, Verdana, sans-serif; border-bottom:0; margin-top:0.5em;">'''Get involved'''</h2>
 
Whether you're a free culture movement veteran, a newcomer interested in participating for the first time, or simply curious about our mission and programs, it's easy to get involved.
 
 
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|body = Joining Wikimedia DC is one of the easiest ways to support our mission. Membership is open to everyone. '''[[Membership|Learn more about membership options&nbsp;&raquo;]]'''
 
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|head = '''Follow us online'''
 
|body = The best way to stay informed about our programs and events is to subscribe to our mailing list, read our blog, or follow us via social media.
 
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|head = '''Attend a local event'''
 
|body = Wikimedia DC hosts a variety of educational and outreach events, from small workshops to large conferences. '''[[Upcoming events|See a calendar of upcoming events&nbsp;&raquo;]]'''
 
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|head = '''Apply for a grant'''
 
|body = Wikimedia DC provides small grants to individuals, community groups, and nonprofit organizations to fund activities that align with our mission. '''[[Grants|Learn more about our grants program&nbsp;&raquo;]]'''
 
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|head = '''Volunteer your time'''
 
|body = Your help can make a difference in our campaign to support free knowledge. '''[[Volunteer|Learn more about volunteering&nbsp;&raquo;]]'''
 
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|head = '''Donate'''
 
|body = Your contribution will help provide critical funding for our educational and outreach programs. '''[[Donate|Learn more about donation options&nbsp;&raquo;]]'''
 
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