January 27 – February 2
Legal Aid Justice Center was quoted in Richmond Times and Virginian-Pilot editorial board pieces calling on Virginia officials to halt license suspensions over court fines. Additionally, a report by the organization was featured in a Richmond Times article on a bill in front of Virginia House of Delegates to reduce the length of a long-term school suspensions for students.
National Coalition Building Institute announced Miriam Nasuti will join the organization as Director of Marketing and Outreach according to Loudoun Now.
Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.’s home dedication ceremony was featured in WTOP. Recently the organization completed nine new affordable home projects in the District.
Washington Regional Alcohol Program was featured in a Patch article on ways to prevent drunk driving.
Britepaths, Capital Area Asset Builders and Goodwill of Greater Washington were among 18 nonprofit’s selected to receive grant funding from the Foundation for Financial Planning this year according to PR Newswire. Over $400,000 will be distributed to the organizations.
Arlington Thrive’s Resolve to Run was featured in Arlington Connection. The program aims to prepare participants for the organization’s annual 10-mile and 5k race in the spring.
Catholics for Housing was featured in an Inside NoVA article on the organization’s successful attempt to save a mobile home park in Manassas, VA from being closed.
Service Year Alliance announced Dr. Robert Simmons III will join the organization as President according to PR Newswire. Most recently, Simmons served as Vice President of Strategy & Innovation for the Campaign for Black Male Achievement.
Representatives from Bethesda Cares, Interfaith Works, Shepherd’s Table and the Coalition for the Homelessaddressed steps their respective organizations are taking to address chronic homelessness in Montgomery County,MD during a recent public forum according to Montgomery County Sentinel.
Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s temporary housing program was featured in the Baltimore Sun. The program, in partnership with Baltimore City, houses homeless individuals for up to a year.
January 20 – 26
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s annual fundraising dinner was featured in the Georgetown Dish. During the event, the organization presented their 2018 “Fearless Woman” award to local business woman, Barbara Brown Hawthorn.
CASA de Maryland was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about immigration law changes and the impact they are having on immigrants and their families.
The Closet of the Greater Herndon Area received a large donation of toys during Reston’s annual MLK Day of Service celebration according to Fairfax Times.
Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, DC Fiscal Policy Institute and Miriam’s Kitchenwere featured in a Washington Post article on efforts being made to address homelessness in DC.
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will partner with the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce to host the “Shape of the Region” conference next month according to Inside NoVA. The conference will focus on opportunities for Northern Virginia’s future.
D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute commented on DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s decision to close DC General and build short-term housing shelters in each of DC’s eight wards in WJLA.
D.C. Hunger Solutions and Food & Friends were featured in a Washington City Paper article on hunger issues among the region’s senior population.
Enterprise Community Partners and National Low Income Housing Coalition were both mentioned in a Next City article on efforts to preserve affordable housing in DC.
Families USA was featured in CBS News and US News on the impact that health related executive orders by the Trump Administration could have on health coverage for certain industries.
Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. will hold a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of nine new affordable homes according to PR Newswire.
The Institute for Policy Studies was mentioned in a USA Today article on wealth distribution in the US.
A Legal Aid Justice Center report on the number of individuals that have a suspended drivers license in VA, due to court debt was featured in the Washington Post.
Maryland Rep. John Delaney announced that he will donate the pay he received during the federal government shutdown to the Mercy Health Clinic according to CBS Baltimore.
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Executive Director, Jessica González-Rojas, discussed the barriers people of color and immigrants face when trying to obtain abortion services in NBC News.
Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund is partnering with Innovate Consulting to launch Innovate Prince George’s, a program that aims to bring individuals together to advance innovation in the county according to PR Newswire.
The Tahirih Justice Center was mentioned in an Inside Edition story about childhood marriage and efforts to change state laws to increase minimum age requirements.
United Community Ministries’ Stuff the Bus event helped bring in 31 boxes of food and $200 for the organization according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers.
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy hosted Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for their annual “Day for All People” event according to WTVR and Augusta Free Press.
The Virginia College Fund received a $2,700,000 donation from the Guy E. Beatty Revocable Trust according to Augusta Free Press and Roanoke Times. Funds will be used to support scholarships and general support.
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless shared concerns over DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s decision to close DC General by the end 2018 in WAMU.
Washington Regional Alcohol Program President and CEO, Kurt Erickson, expressed disappointment in the Virginia Legislature’s decision not to consider any seat-belt legislation this session in WWBT NBC12 News.
January 13 – January 19
American Public Human Services Association was quoted in a Governing article on the potential impact the new tax law will have on social service nonprofits.
The Arc of Greater Prince William is partnering with Prince William County Schools to host “Sibshop”, a day of workshops and events for siblings of youth with special needs according to Prince William Living. Additionally, the organization was highlighted in a Fairfax Times article on budget priorities for Fairfax County.
A Campaign for Youth Justice report on the overrepresentation of African-American children in the adult criminal system was highlighted on Teen Vogue.
Community Preservation and Development Corporation announced they will merge with Enterprise Community Investment, a subsidiary of Enterprise Community Partners according to Baltimore Sun.
DC Central Kitchen was featured in a Washington Post opinion article on food waste and importance of investing in food recovery organizations.
An Institute for Local Self-Reliance report on food-waste collection in U.S. households was featured in Governing.
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington applauded Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s proposal to include $2 million for security enhancements for schools and child-care centers in his recent budget according to the Washington Post.
Legal Aid Justice Center was featured on NBC 29 News for their efforts to educate individuals enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on renewal deadlines.
Manna Food Center’s MLK Day of Service event was featured in the Virginia Connection Newspapers.Volunteers helped prepare and bag lunches for the homeless and completed beautification projects.
New River Valley Disability Resource Center is partnering with the disAbility Law Center of Virginia to host a legal workshop on issues impacting individuals with disabilities according to Roanoke Times.
Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program received a $500,000 donation from Jean and Ric Edelman to expand its facilities according to PR Newswire.
Volunteers of America Chesapeake and the Baltimore Department of Human Services are partnering to launch a program that will provide shelter, food and case management services for individuals who are homeless according to the Baltimore Sun.
Whitman-Walker Health is celebrating its 40th Anniversary according to the Washington Blade and Metro Weekly.The organization will host a series of events throughout the year to celebrate the milestone.
January 6 – January 12
ACT for Alexandria announced that Heather Peeler will serve as its new President and CEO according to Alexandria News. Prior to joining the organization, Peeler served as Vice President of Member and Partner Engagement at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.
Bread for the City will be the beneficiary of Boat Burning’s 4th annual presentation of “Music for 100 Guitars” according to The Washingtonian.
CASA de Maryland’s rally to protest the Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protective Status for people from El Salvador was featured in Fox News.
D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute and Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless were featured in a Washington Post article on the District’s efforts to house homeless over families during the winter season.
Fair Budget Coalition was quoted in the Washington Post about the District of Columbia City Council’s vote to create a tax-funded public campaign finance program.
HIPS and Bread for the City are among a few community health providers in the District offering the overdose drug Narcan, to individuals free of charge without a prescription according to The Washington Post.
Interfaith Works, Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless and Shepherd’s Table were mentioned in a Montgomery County Sentinel article about a bill being considered by the Montgomery County Council prohibiting panhandling in roadways.
Loudoun Chamber Foundation and Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Countiesawarded $32,000 in grants to eight nonprofits in the Loudoun County, VA according to Loudoun Now.
Manna Food Center will host food drives across Montgomery County, MD during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend according to Virginia Connection Newspapers.
National Coalition for the Homeless was quoted in an NPR story on the lack of shelter for homeless individuals across the country.
National Low Income Housing Coalition spoke out against the Trump Administration’s decision to delay the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule by one year in Housing Wire.
Pathways to Housing D.C. and Miriam’s Kitchen were mentioned in a Washington Post article on the District’s efforts to address homelessness over the past few years.
Sunflower Bakery co-founder, Sara Portman Milner, was honored as one of the Washingtonians of the Year 2017 by Washingtonian Magazine.