A sampling of announcements and articles from members of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement.
- Alexandria Housing Development Corporation wants you to help them win a $1,500 cash donation. AHDC is encouraging all Northern Virginia Residents and Homeowners to sign up for the NOVA Home Energy Makeover Contest where three local homeowners will win three grand prizes for home energy improvements.
- The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is now accepting applications for their AAPD Hearne Leadership Awards Program. The 2013 Hearne Award will recognize those outstanding emerging leaders with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and commitment to the broader disability community. Application deadline is November 5.
- Looking for a great way to get involved? Carpenter’s Shelter invites you to volunteer for Run for Shelter 10k race taking place in November. For more information, check out the Run for Shelter volunteer page.
- Community of Hope and THC – Housing Families, Transforming Lives are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a total of $1 million Major Grant to Serve Homeless Families in DC by the Freddie Mac Foundation. These funds will be used to provide supportive services – which otherwise would not be available - for families as they move out of shelter and into permanent housing.
- Community of Hope’s Marie Reed Health Center has been officially recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Top Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home focusing on organizing care around patients, working in medical teams and coordinating and tracking health information over time. Community of Hope is the first D.C. safety net health center to achieve the Level 3 recognition.
- Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia would like to announce their first annual Girls on the Run Wondergirl Award contest that honors and recognizes Girls on the Run alumnae who are embracing joy, health and confidence in their lives.
- Maryland Nonprofit would like to welcome Greg Cantori as their new President and Chief Executive Officer.
- National Press Foundation would like to announce that they are accepting applications for its Excellence in Online Journalism Award, which recognizes significant achievements in the field of internet journalism.
- Congratulations to Latino Economic Development Corporation in succeeding in its Summer Challenge: 25-Cubed, to raise $20,000 in 25 days. LEDC staff and board members were each attempting to raise $25 gifts from 25 friends and family members within 25 days.
- Naval Historical Foundation would like to let you know that their always popular 2013 “The Navy” Art Calendar is now available online!
- Tostan, Inc. would like to commemorate International Day of the Girl: 12 Days to Celebrate the Power of Girls- a campaign to show global support for the empowerment of girls that occurred on October 11. This day had marked a moment when the international spotlight turned on girls, drawing attention to the inequalities they face and the innovative solutions they are employing to make a difference.
- The YWCA National Capital Area encourages you to check out their What Women Want 2012: A YWCA USA National Survey of Priorities and Concerns. This year’s results offer a revealing look at what’s on women’s minds and what concerns they have in this key election year, ranging from jobs and the economy to health care and equal pay – and when it comes to solutions; women believe that there are roles for both the private and public sector to play.
Member Articles, Videos and Pictures
- Read the Washington Post article D.C. area students face variety of classroom: from high tech to temporary, which features 21st Century Student Fund and their resolve to help DC students who face such classroom conditions.
- Adeso welcome you to check out their Emergency Livelihoods Recovery Intervention in Kenya program that addresses the short-term needs of the local population, as well as the long-term needs to help protect communities from future shocks. The ELRI programs also helps the communities learn about hygiene and sanitation that helps people keep their families healthy.
- The American Historical Association voices concerns about recent developments in the debates over “open access” to research published in scholarly journals in their article AHA Statement on Scholarly Journal Publishing.
- Looking to make an investment? Better Business Bureau of Greater Washington presents Protect Yourself from Investment Scams article that discusses the importance of checking for scams, researching companies, reaching out to local investment firms and advisers, talking to other investors and verify credibility of the investment firm.
- Black Women’s Health Imperative welcomes you to check out their article Black Women & Diabetes – More than a Little Sugar that discusses the issue of diabetes for black women and how it affects 1 in 4 Black women ages 55 years and older and is listed as the fourth leading cause of death for all ages.
- Dance 4 Peace, Inc. was featured in Washington Post article entitled: Is dance the anti-bullying cure? The article discusses how Dance 4 Peace trains Peace Movers to instruct teachers, parents and monitors how to use dance to fight bullying and engender empathy.
- Dance 4 Peace, Inc. founder of Dance 4 Peace, Sara Potler, was honored with The Generation Peace Award for inspiring social change through the art of movement. Since 2007 the program has worked with over 5,542 youth in 15 cities on 4 continents.
- See how Center members DC Bar Foundation and Bread for the City are working together to provide much needed legal aid in the District in We Invest in Justice campaign. The DC Bar Foundation invests in justice for the nation's capital- through grants, LRAP (loan repayment assistance program) awards, training, and technical assistance to legal aid organizations serving the District's most vulnerable residents.
- Girls on the Run Northern Virginia were featured in Pros Giving Back article: A heart worthy of gold about an Olympic champion runner Mary Wineberg who supports GOTR through teaching, motivating and encouraging young girls to stay active and follow their dreams.
- Check out the latest photos and news for Girls on the Run Northern Virginia and their Ragnar Relay Team photos.
- Check out the latest photos and news for Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia Women Who Build's Page on Facebook.
- Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia is helping families and others Building the Foundation for a Happier, Healthier Life in northern Virginia. Check out their latest featured stories.
- Check out the latest Facebook photos from Karabakh Foundation from their Annual Turkish Festival in Washington DC.
- Latino Economic Development Corporation was featured in the National Journal that profiled successful LEDC first-time homebuyer & HPAP beneficiary in an online article entitled: Housing Market Improvement Tied to Hispanic Surge.
- Martha's Table Board Member, Ellis Carr was featured in the Washington Post Express article Capital Business: Behind the Career of NCB Capital Impact that discusses his curiosity on how businesses worked and his transitioning to the nonprofit sector.
- Check out the latest photos and fitness news for N Street Village from their Facebook page involving Zumba for N Street Village at Jordin's Paradise.
- Check out the latest Facebook photos from New Hope Housing from their Rock & Stroll 2012 event.
- OWL (Older Women's League) were featured in an article called Can single women swing the election, which discusses the important role women play in this election and cites OWL as building a platform for women's voices to be heard in the 1980s and now.
- Have you checked out either of the new videos about Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf? Here is You Tube video featuring Naomi Sheneman on RID Advisory Council.
- Check out the latest Facebook photos from Stone Soup Films Teaching filmmaking sessions at Walter Johnson High School as part of Stone Soup Films Youth Media Outreach program.
- Interesting in volunteering or giving back to the community? Volunteer Fairfax encourages you to participate in their Volunteers for Change Program which provides flexible weekend and evening volunteer opportunities for active, civically engaged adults (and young adults) that have a desire to serve.
- Check out the latest Facebook photos and news for YWCA National Capital Area from their involvement in the 2012 Stop Modern Slavery Walk.
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