Welcome fellow Ubuntites, Ubuntunistas, Ubunturists ("Ubunt-tourist"), etc! The DCTeam LoCo covers the Washington, DC metropolitan area, which includes parts of Maryland and Northern Virginia. We focus our efforts on advocating the use of Edubuntu in K-12 schools, local libraries, community centers, and housing projects... and wherever else we can think of. Yorktown High School piloted, and remains actively involved in the development of Edubuntu. Other recent accomplishments include a rather successful Software Freedom Day event and the installation of Edubuntu for the Tenants’ and Workers’ Support Committee and both the Mount Rainier and the Takoma Park public libraries.
New members of the DCTeam should probably learn how to use GPG, so that they can digitally sign e-mail, files, etc. In particular, using GPG is required in order to sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, which makes you a true Ubuntite. In addition, you become part of the "web of trust". To learn about working with GPG, see the GnuPrivacyGuardHowto page. See also "What is a digital signature?". This GPG tutorial also looks promising. (You can also contact KevinCole if you get stuck.)
Local Commercial Support Resources
There are a few businesses in the area that are becoming quite interested in Ubuntu and its spin-offs. Some are still learning Linux themselves, but are willing to offer affordable support to non-profits, and others with a limited budget.