Front-page headlines such as “Prosecutors: Vincent Gray knew” [March 11] are enough to turn anyone into a cynic about life in the District. In light of decreasing trust in our political leaders, there is no better time to point out that the District is full of amazing, inspiring and engaged people. As a founding member of a local nonprofit, I am constantly impressed by the overwhelming number of committed volunteers who pour their souls and energy into making our city the best place it can be. This magical place has so much to offer.

Aaron DeNu, Washington