A Woman's Work 2024

March 17th to March 31st 

Please join us this Women's History Month for "A Woman's Work", a campaign intended to galvanize support for Black and minority women-owned businesses in the Washington, DC area and to provide scholarships to Black women law students and alumnae.

Shop with our select business partners and our partners will donate a portion of their sale proceeds to the Foundation. Since 2020, the Foundation has awarded 12 scholarships and sponsored one law student through our relaunched Legal Intern Placement Program (L.I.P.P.). With your support, we will be able to expand our charitable efforts in providing this much needed financial assistance.


2024 Legal Intern Placement Program Application

Applications due April 5, 2024

The GWAC Foundation is looking to sponsor one paid legal intern for the summer of 2024 to serve in the office of Rep. Jennifer McClellan (VA-04). This position will offer a law student the opportunity to gain experience with federal legislation and policy, while expanding their network on Capitol Hill with various organizations including GWAC and the Black Women’s Congressional Alliance.

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Since 1993

Our Work

The objective of the Foundation is to empower the African-American community. This objective is accomplished through the following:

  • Fostering the education and training of African-American law students.
  • Enriching the lives of African-American children.
  • Improving the quality of life of the elderly, with a particular emphasis on African Americans.
  • Empowering the African-American community, especially the disadvantaged.


GWAC is a network of African-American women attorneys dedicated to the professional development of its members. We are committed to improving the quality of life in the Greater Washington D.C. area through a variety of activities, including educational programs and community service projects.

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Grants and Scholarships

We support future lawyers through our scholarship and community service endeavors.

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Law Students

Started in 1995, L.I.P.P. sponsors summer internships for minority law students with financial need.  The program affords law students the opportunity to gain invaluable legal experience that they would otherwise be unable obtain.

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