Louvenia Williams interview, 2021-10-12
Scope and Contents
D.C. Oral History Collaborative (DCOHC) is a citywide initiative to train community members in oral history skills, fund new and ongoing oral history projects, connect volunteers with oral history projects, and publicize existing oral history collections. DCOHC is a project of DC Public Library, HumanitiesDC, and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. This collection contains oral history interviews, transcripts, and indexes produced by DCOHC grantees.
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
Louvenia Williams is a native Washingtonian who was raised in Kenilworth Courts. Ms. Williams was driven to become part of a helping profession which eventually evolved into her formal pursuit of a social work degree and various social service positions in California, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. It was during her time at Catholic University School of Social Service that she became aware of a grant opportunity funded by the DC Child and Family Services Agency. This grant opportunity would lead to the creation of the Collaborative movement and the establishment of the Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative.
From the Collection: 100 Gigabytes
This is an interview with the Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative's (E/BFSC) founding Executive Director. Louvenia describes her early years growing up in Washington, D.C., educational pursuits, and eventual involvement with the establishment of the E/BFSC.