DC127 Staff

DC127 Staff
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Kelsie Johnson

Director of Programs
kelsie@dc127.org
202.670.1145 ext. 3

I believe in meeting people where they are and providing them with something they need and want. The call of Micah 6:8, ‘to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God’ has led me to hold roles advocating for women, children and families. I have invested my time, energy and effort to come alongside survivors of sex trafficking, abuse, addiction and trauma.

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India Wilkins

Family Support Coordinator
india@dc127.org
202.670.1145 ext. 1

Previously, I served individuals and families across the DMV with regards to homelessness, mental and behavioral health, foster care, teen parenting, and domestic violence. I hold a BSW from Bennett College for Women and I am currently in pursuit of a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix.

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Matthew Carolan

Development and Communications Manager

matthew@dc127.org

202-670-1145 ext. 5

Prior to DC127 I worked as a Policy Assistant for Family Equality and as an Advocacy and Communication’s Fellow at the Franciscan Action Network. I also have a Bachelors and Master’s degree from Ithaca College and a second Master’s degree from Lehigh University.

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Aaron Graham

Aaron and Amy

Founders

 

What started in Aaron and Amy's home just a few years ago has now grown into a church reaching hundreds and hundreds of people in two locations in our nations capital. They first fostered a teenage boy in Boston and are now parents to Elijah and Natalie who are both adopted from South Carolina.

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DC127 Board
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Yolanda Jones

Board Chair

Professor, University of the District of Columbia

“I am a DC127 board member because we use wholistic measures to strengthen vulnerable families and help them move from despair to hope and from hope to a brighter future.”

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Emily Bloomfield

Senior Fellow at When We All Vote.
Co-founder and board member of Monument Academy Public Charter School in Washington, DC.

"I love and believe deeply in the mission of engaging churches to care for all of God's family and to actively support DC's children and caregivers through challenging circumstances."

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Aaron Graham

Lead Pastor, The District Church 

"I believe healthy churches are known by their active engagement in the community; that mature disciples of Jesus are known by their sacrificial service; and that healthy cities are known by the unity among churches working together to alleviate poverty and suffering. Not for our own glory, but for God's."

Donald Issac

Rev. Donald L. Isaac Sr.

 Pastor, SE Tabernacle Baptist Church
University of the District of Columbia

"I am answering DC127's call to connect people of faith with families in the District."

Gerry Mayfield

Gerald Mayfield

Senior Company Counsel, Wells Fargo

“I am on the DC127 board to bring glory to God. I also have a shared history and experience with the families served by DC127.  It’s personal to me.”

DC127 Church Partners

Since our founding, DC127’s goal has been to see the church fully committed to and engaged in caring for children and families whose lives have been impacted by the foster care system in Washington, D.C. Partnering with churches is strategic: Communities of support that seek to love and serve one another already exist within congregations and the church is called to “care for orphans and widows in their distress.” The church is uniquely positioned to make sustainable change in the lives of children and families in our city. DC127 provides outreach volunteer opportunities through the Communities for Families and Foster Care Support programs. We also recruit and support new foster parents who welcome a youth into their homes. Volunteers work within their own congregations and across churches to unify the body of Christ in the greater D.C. metro area. Click on the location to see where our church advocates are from.