The Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Inc. (Wacif) is one of the Washington, DC metropolitan area’s leading Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). Established in 1987, Wacif aims to increase equity and economic opportunity in underserved communities in the Washington, DC area by investing knowledge, social, and financial capital in low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs.
In December 2021, The HIVE was acquired by Wacif to continue and accelerate The HIVE’s mission and purpose within the community. Thanks to the support of generous donors and partner organizations, our inclusive co-working space has provided opportunities for Washington, DC area entrepreneurs.
Anacostia and Ward 8 resident, Jeffrey Herrell, has been working with The HIVE since 2013. With a vested interest in the community, Jeffrey seeks to foster entrepreneurial endeavors that will bring prosperity to the residents and neighborhood of Anacostia.
You can find Jess at the Anacostia Arts Center working with The HIVE’s co-working space, helping set up the next art exhibit, or developing creative media strategies. Over the past 4+ years, Jess has led and curated various programs, art shows, events, and workshops in partnership with the local community.
Our members are our biggest advocates — see what they have to say about The HIVE and how we’ve helped their businesses grow and succeed.
Having a membership at The HIVE allowed us to get CBE certified! Being a part of The HIVE community has its own rewards as well: informative workshops, networking opportunities, and supportive and encouraging staff. I’ve made entrepreneurial friends here as well.
The HIVE has allowed me to grow my cleaning business! I have my CBE, and I’m certified to do business with Medicaid. It’s nice to be able to use the HIVE conference room to meet clients and interview prospective employees as well.
I’ve been a member of The HIVE for seven years now. I like being able to come to the HIVE to work instead of working from home. The friendly environment is great. I’ve met a lot of interesting people here at The HIVE, and there is always a workshop or something to attend
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