February 23 – March 1

Bright Beginnings Executive Director, Marla Dean, discussed national efforts to reduce child poverty in NPR.

A report by Council for Court Excellence about the challenges individuals exiting prison face in Washington, DC was highlighted in WAMU 88.5.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC will perform Let Freedom Sing, a glittering musical celebration of the African American influence on civil and equal rights, on March 16 at 4:00pm and 8:00pm at the Lincoln Theatre. Their vocal ensemble Potomac Fever will perform a special concert at Asbury Methodist Village on March 2 as part of their outreach program.

Generation Hope will hold three Mentor Open Houses this spring: March 14 in Washington, DC, April 25 in Alexandria, Virginia, and May 16 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Individuals and groups (families, partners, friends, colleagues, etc.) are welcome to attend and learn more about being matched with teen parents attending college in the Washington, DC metro area for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Nonprofit Village recognizes two organizations for their work in bettering our communities: Interfaith Works (large nonprofit category) and Passion for Learning (small nonprofit category). They will be awarded at the Nonprofit Village Making a Difference Awards Breakfast on Friday, May 3 from 7:00-9:30am at the Bethesda Marriott Pooks Hill.

YWCA National Capital Area is presenting a free screening of the movie, The Hate U Give, according to Hoodline. Following the movie, the organization will host a discussion on racism and police violence.


February 16 – 22

Food & Friends was featured on WTOP for their work delivering nutritious meals to expectant mothers and their families.

For Love of Children will hold its annual College Night event on Friday, March 1, 2019, featuring panel discussions with college admissions counselors, current college students, parents of college freshmen, as well as scholarship representatives.

A report by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance on the rise of dollar stores in low-income communities was featured in WAMU 88.5

National Low Income Housing Coalition president and CEO, Diane Yentel, commented on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s overhaul of health and safety inspections of taxpayer-subsidized housing in NBC News.

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command will host its 2nd Annual Diamond Gala on March 9, 2019 at the Fairmont Hotel. The purpose of the Gala is to raise funds and awareness for The Salvation Army’s Anti-Human Trafficking Program, with additional opportunities to support other vital services offered by the organization.

Unlocking Potential is offering its UnlockIt Series, a 3-part leadership training series that helps participants master the tools and disciplines practiced by the world’s most admired leaders, as well as solve common, challenging problems. Discounts are available to Center members.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s report on drunk driving on road safety in the Region was highlighted on WTOP.


February 9 – 15

On March 1st, Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) will hold #DCAhorrayProspera Forum: Wealth Creation Strategies for Low/Moderate-Income Washingtonians to shine a spotlight on the role and benefits of being banked, managing savings plans, accessing financial products and services, accessing credit-building strategies, accessing savings programs & platforms, and implementing debt reduction.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance was highlighted in a WAMU 88.5 story about recycling in the region.

The Ron Kowalski Real Estate Group will host the 12th Annual Monopoly Game Tournament on March 2, 2019 to benefit the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC). The tournament includes two preliminary rounds and a final round where the top six competitors play for a prize of $500.

Marking the culmination of a joint public-private effort to bring services and resources to DC’s communities most in need, Trinity Plaza features 49 affordable apartment units, 12,000 square feet of office space, 6000 square feet of retail space and a 2000 square foot community center. Those interested in the apartments should register for one of the Lydia House (W8) Homebuyer & HPAP Orientations.

Miriam’s Kitchen Executive Chef Cheryl Bell was profiled on NBC4 Washington. Chef Bell started as a volunteer with the organization, prior to moving into the role.

National Peace Corps Association was highlighted in Forbes for their work helping returning volunteers transition to career and educational opportunities.


February 1 – 8

On February 5, the DC City Council issued a ceremonial resolution recognizing the Beacon House teen writers of “The Day Tajon Got Shot,” a Black Lives Matter movement-inspired work of fiction that won two national awards in 2018. Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie presented the recognition resolution to the authors, who were ages 11-13 when they began writing the book.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement will launch its Board Leadership Award call for nominations on February 12, 2019.

Community Foodworks keeps two farmers markets open throughout the winter in Virginia: Oakton 9:00-1:00 on Saturdays and Arlington 9:00-12:00 on Saturdays.

A new nonprofit accelerator program operated by Community Foundation of the New River Valley was featured in Roanoke Times. The two-day program aims to support and advance small and struggling nonprofits.

Foundation Center and GuideStar announced a merger in Fast Company and The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The new organization, Candid, aims to be the go-to source for information on grants and nonprofits.

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) posted an article “Turning 18 in Virginia: What Individuals with Disabilities Need to Consider” and their March and April calendar of parent training opportunities.

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