Washington D.C. City Council Ward 4
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Janeese Lewis George grew up on 2nd Street in Ward 4’s Manor Park, the third generation of Washingtonians in her family. “Just as it was then, today in DC, the neighborhood where a child is born determines much of their destiny,” she says. “I knew we could do better, and it ignited my passion to fight for my community.” George studied government and politics at St. John’s University. After graduating, she began working for the District, providing academic, behavioral, and attendance support to underserved seventh graders at Hollenbeck Middle School, and leading after-school programs, and organizing activities aimed at improving the overall school environment.