Stuart W. Anderson is the founding Executive Director of Family & Friends of Incarcerated People (FFOIP) and he is the Community Engagement Director for the Anacostia Coordinating Council (ACC). He is a community activist in the District of Columbia in general and east of the Anacostia River in particular. He is a native Washingtonian, a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia, and is the Ward 8 Committeeman on the DC Democratic State Committee.
He has received several awards during his nearly three decades of work in DC. On January 28th, 2004, he spoke live from within the prison walls on DC Inmates, Their Children & Hope. As a result, in January 2005 his work made the cover of the Washington Post Magazine: Hard Time – A Father’s Conviction. In 2011 he received the Port In The Storm Award from the Washington Peace Center. In 2015 he received the Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association Distinguished Service award for the Outstanding Community Service. Stuart is one of the individuals behind the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk and Parade, held in Washington, DC. Also, he is the vice-president of the Friends of Parkland-Turner Neighborhood Library.