February 24 – March 2
A joint report by the Council for Court Excellence and the D.C. Auditor evaluating the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health was featured in The Washington Post. Report authors will present their findings this week to the D.C. City Council.
Lorton Community Action Center was the beneficiary of the 11th annual Ron K’s Monopoly Tournament at the Woodbridge Moose Family Center #583, according to the Virginia Connection Newspapers. Around 70 individuals participated in this year’s event, helping to raise $5,000 for the organization.
National Low-Income Housing Coalition was mentioned in a Frederick News-Post article on the impact that changes to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program could have on communities like Frederick County, MD.
United Way of the National Capital Area will hold its Do More 24 Training & Kickoff on Thursday, March 15 from 9am – 1pm at Catholic University of America. Attendees are welcome to bring one additional guest from their organization and will learn strategies to make Do More 24 their organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
A Wider Circle will hold The Race to End Poverty on April 15 at Meadowbrook Park in Chevy Chase, MD. Participants can enter individually or as a team in the 5K, 1 Mile or Tot Trot (for kids 10 and under).
February 17 – 23
Generation Hope is hosting a Sponsor Open House on Thursday, March 8 from 6:30pm-8:00pm to give individuals, businesses, and organizations who are interested in becoming Sponsors more information about the application process, what to expect, and other details.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition and Enterprise Community Partners are among the first groups of grantees set to receive funding from Funders for Housing and Opportunity, a new collaboration of national foundations focused on the affordable housing crisis, according to Curbed and Huffington Post.
February 3 – 16
The National Hispanic Corporate Council will host their annual conference, “Advancing Hispanic Talent & Driving Consumer Growth: Trends Impacting a $2 Trillion Market” this May according to PR Newswire.
Washington Regional Alcohol Program President and CEO, Kurt Erickson, questioned a recently passed Virginia senate bill that allows residents to drive on their private property while intoxicated in WTVR. Additionally, the organization commented on and applauded a proposed bill in the Maryland General Assembly that increases penalties for individuals caught driving under the influence while children are in the car in WTOP.