July 28 – August 3
Montgomery Housing Partnership expressed their support for recent legislation passed by Montgomery County Council that will bring updates to the County’s affordable housing program according to Bethesda Magazine.
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program is celebrating a recent court ruling that helped a military veteran access care, benefits, and compensation he earned while serving his country in combat according to PR Newswire.
Valley Program for Aging Services will hold their Live Well, Virginia! Workshop on Tuesday, August 28 from 10:30-11:30am at the Rockingham County Administrative Building, offering free tips and advice for older adults and their caregivers.
Young Invincibles Policy Director, Caitlin Morris, responds to the U.S. Department of the Treasury announcement of a new rule that would drastically expand the availability of short-term health plans. Short-term plans are exempt from the core consumer protections of the Affordable Care Act, allowing them to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, impose lifetime or annual spending limits on care, and exclude coverage for essential health benefits like prescription drugs.
July 21 – 27
Karen DeVito, Executive Director for Catholics for Housing, testified in front of the Virginia Senate on proposed changes to the Virginia Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act according to Alexandrianews.org.
The Education Writers Association is calling for proposals for its next class of EWA Reporting Fellows, inviting journalists to undertake ambitious reporting and writing projects for awards of up to $8,000.
July 14 – 20
Breast Care for Washington and Miriam’s Kitchen were among 14 nonprofits to receive a grant from the Qlarant Foundation according to The Star Democrat. In total, $385,000 was awarded to the organizations.
Community Foodworks commented on changes underway for Washington area farmers markets on WAMU 88.5. Beginning July 31, many markets will no longer be able to process mobile SNAP payments via their payment app.
CNN features Top 10 CNN Heroes Kakenya Ntaiya from Kakenya’s Dream and Harmon Parker from Bridging the Gap Africa in the inspiring video ‘Kakenya’s Crossing’ as they join forces to bridge troubled waters for a Kenyan village.
July 7 – 13
A report by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition on the high costs of housing and the difficulty that low wage earners experience when trying to access affordable housing was featured on News and Tribune.
Several Washington area nonprofits, including The Arc Prince George’s County and United Way of the National Capital Area, were awarded a 2018 community grant from TEGNA Foundation and WUSA9, according to Digital Journal.
The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command announced the opening of their new shelter for human trafficking survivors on NBC4 Washington. The shelter will offer residents medical, mental health and employment services.
Washington Regional Alcohol Program partnered with the Arlington Police Department and Lyft to debut the “SoberRide” car, a hot pink police car that promotes sober driving/riding in The Washington Times and WHAG.
June 20 – July 6
Three students from DC Scores were among the crowd gathered at Dulles Airport to greet newly signed, D.C. United soccer player Wayne Rooney according to The Washington Post. Additionally, students that participated in the 2018 Street Child World Cup in Russia were honored by the Washington D.C. City Council according to The DC Line.
President and CEO of Miriam’s Kitchen, Scott Schenkelberg, will be a guest speaker at “Nonprofit Summer Learning Series: Today’s funders are looking to invest in solutions NOT organizations” organized by the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.