August 24 – 30
The Army Historical Foundation is featured in multiple articles discussing the official announcement of their new National Museum of the U.S. Army to open in June 2020, reported by USA Today and the DCist.
Beacon House welcomes three new board members: Tony Elachkar, a Managing Director with Guidehouse LLP, Candice Gayl, an Air Force veteran who has been working as an independent consultant for 15 years, and Glenda Lee, a lead instructor with the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) at Ballou Senior High School.
Carpenter’s Shelter is mentioned in an article discussing a local Alexandria mall redevelopment, reported by Alexandria Living. The organization is also mentioned in an article about the annual event, Taste of Old Town North, reported by the Alexandria Times.
The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) intends to start assisting the news media with their own new media service that will give expert commentary any time a hazardous materials incident occurs, reported by Benzinga.
The National Family Farm Coalition is mentioned in an article discussing a new farm policy and whether or not the policy will help rural America rebound, reported by Civil Eats. Jordan Treakle, also with the Coalition, is featured in an article discussing financial problems and mental health concerns for farmers, reported by Tristate Homepage.
PRS CrisisLink celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a special event on Thursday, September 19, 6:00–8:00 pm at the PRS Administrative Office and PRS CrisisLink Call Center in Oakton, VA. Visit their website to RSVP or for more information about sponsorship opportunities.
Amy Pisani, executive director of Vaccinate Your Family (formerly known as Every Child By Two), is featured in an article discussing new federal rules that allegedly threaten to discourage undocumented immigrants from vaccinating their children, reported by STAT.
Washington Interfaith Network and their lead organizer, Jennifer Knox, are featured in an article discussing the Wells Fargo announcement of a $1 billion investment into affordable housing. Reported by AFRO.
August 17 – 23
Sarah Meek, director of legislative affairs for the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) is interviewed in an article about Trump extending a program helping people leave ceratin institutions, reported by disabilityscoop.
Abel Nuñez, executive director of the Central American Resource Center, is featured in an article about making D.C.’s immigrant communities count in the 2020 census, reported by WAMU 88.5. The organization is also part of a group of advocates suing the Trump Administration over a rule targeting immigrants of color, reported by Colorlines.
Everyone Home DC is featured in an article in the Washington Post encouraging people to give back through the organization’s programs. The nonprofit is also featured in an article about the Sip and Savor event on September 14, in which some of the proceeds will go to Everyone Home DC, reported by The Hill is Home.
Lung Cancer Alliance‘s merger with the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation to form the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, was highlighted in US News. Their partnership with eHealth app Belong.Life to improve treatment management was reported by Cision PR Newswire.
The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is hosting a new schedule of classes this fall for adult English-language learners in a variety of locations across Northern Virginia, reported by insideNOVA.
Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, is featured in an article discussing the Virginia Crime Commission and their data on mass shootings, reported by The Washington Post.
Diane Yentel, president of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is featured in an article discussing Trump’s rule to make it tougher to prove discriminatory housing practices, reported by ABC News, NBC News, and Newsone.
The First Tee of Greater Washington, D.C., is featured in an article discussing famous athletes, like Tiger Woods and Stephen Curry, and their efforts to improve diversity in golf, reported by The Washington Post.
Washington Regional Alcohol Program is mentioned in two articles about Virginia’s law enforcement plans to increase DUI checkpoints on Labor Day weekend, reported by Richmond Times and The Connection.
The Worker Rights Consortium is featured in an article discussing apparel brands like Levi Strauss and The Children’s Place uniting to tackle gender-based violence in Lesotho, reported by Just Style. The organization is also featured in articles discussing its recent report on the Levi’s, Wrangler, and Lee seamstresses that are being harassed in Lesotho, reported on Kokomo Tribune and Fashion United.
August 10 – 16
Lucy Beadnell, Director of Advocacy at the Arc of Northern Virginia, was awarded the John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award during the 2019 Disability Awareness Awards Ceremony according to The Zebra.
Arlington Community Foundation will hold its annual Spirit of Community Luncheon to honor this year’s William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community award recipient Dr. Alfred Taylor, Jr. on October 15, reported by ARLnow.com.
At Home Alexandria is referenced in an article about Jane King, an Alexandria native who has made invaluable contributions to making Alexandria a more livable community for older adults, reported by Zebra.
W. Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan, is featured in an article discussing Taiwan’s intent to increase defense spending amid China instability, reported by Military Times.
Building Bridges Across the River is featured in an article discussing D.C.’s highly-anticipated bridge park by OMA and OLIN coming in 2023, reported by The Architects Newspaper. They were also highlighted in The Washington Post for their support of CulturalDC’s “The Barbershop Project”.
Martha Arevalo, executive director of Central American Resource Center (CARCEN), is featured in an article discussing children of TPS (Temporary Protected Status) holders fighting for their parents’ protection in court, reported by NBC News.
Elizabeth Lower-Basch, director of income and work supports at the Center for Law and Social Policy, is featured in an article discussing the Department of Homeland Security’s recent finalization of its “public charge” rule on The American Prospect. She is also featured in an article reporting that illness is one of many new factors to count against immigrants seeking US residency, in The Washington Post. Olivia Golden, executive director of the organization, is featured in an article discussing the “public charge” rule in Arab American News.
Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is featured in an article reporting that a ‘big data’ firm sold Cambridge Analytica’s methods to global politicians, in Quartz. Jeffrey is also featured in an article discussing privacy questions as humans reviewed user audio at Facebook reported by WILX-10.
Child Care Aware of Virginia is featured in an article promoting their shipment of 1,000 hang tag giveaways, designed to remind parents, grandparents and other caregivers that young children are still in the car, on Fredericksburg.com.
John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, is referenced in an article discussing the Green New Deal, reported on CNN. The Institute is also referenced in an article reporting on Amazon’s delivery infrastructure on Vice.
The League of American Orchestras is referenced in an interview with Damon Gupton, an actor on a tv series titled ‘Black Lightning’, who helped Damon with his musical pursuit, reported by the Cincinnati Business Courier.
Loudoun Therapeutic Riding announced that Susan Fiske Koehler will serve as Executive Director according to Loudoun Now. Koehler, who has served in the role on an interim basis, also served as a judge for The Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s AIM Award.
The Lorton Community Action Center is referenced in an article discussing the National Night Out in Lorton, an event they coordinated that took place on August 6, 2019, posted on Fairfax Station Connection.
Dr. Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, is featured in an article discussing teen vaping and the astounding rate of hospitalization as a result, reported by CBS News and is also in Yahoo Entertainment.
Lori Smetanka, executive director of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is featured in an article discussing a recent analysis finding most nursing facilities are failing in CMS requirements around RN staffing, reported by McKnights.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition is referenced in an article discussing ideas, policies, proposals, suggestions and radical notions to fight the affordable housing crisis on Bisnow.com. President and CEO, Diane Yentel, is also referenced in an article discussing a new Trump administration rule cracking down on legal immigrants in Michigan, on Michigan Advance as well as Curbed.
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Business Women’s Giving Circle is now accepting applications for its 2019 grant cycle. Nonprofit organizations and schools can apply for grants of up to $20,000 to support STEM programs serving girls and young women, preschool through college age in Northern Virginia.
John Hedrick, vice president of operations of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, is featured in an article discussing a parks innovative new approach with toilets that use worms to compost your bathroom waste, reported by Popular Science.
Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities‘ legal director, Morgan Whitlatch, was featured on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on Wednesday, August 7, discussing the need to extend the DDA Health Initiative contract to allow for meaningful stakeholder input on the future of health care coordination services for DC residents with intellectual disabilities.
Tina Campanella, Quality Trust’s CEO, was quoted in the Washington Post on July 25 on the DC government plan to end disabilities services contract.
Amy Schwartzman, senior Rabbi at Temple Rodef Shalom, is featured in an article discussing Tyson’s Corners’ lack of a single congregation and local faith leaders desire to help it find its soul, reported on GGWashington.
August 3 – 9
Americans for Peace Now (APN) urges Congress and presidential candidates to commit to supporting two states, and to reject Trump’s departure from this long-held principal US policy objective, in a featured article on The Arab Daily News.
Jeff Chester, director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is featured in an article discussing concerns with data rights on Clay Today. The Center is also featured in an article discussing Facebook and a proposed privacy settlement and new oversight on Media Post.
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) Executive Director Olivia Golden, is interviewed in an article discussing recent ICE raids, English Forums. Carrie Welton, a policy analyst at CLASP, is featured in an article on Education Drive discussing college groups voicing their support for a bill to help students get SNAP benefits.
Hemophilia Federation of America seeks additional explanations from Bayer on mislabeled Kogenate recall, as reported by Hemophilia News Today. CEO Kimberly Haugstad has left HFA and been hired by Global Genes as CEO, as reported by PR Newswire.
Kelly Blanks has joined Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice/Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) as the nonprofit’s first director of development, reported by Loudoun Now.
The National Center For Health Research is featured in an article discussing the dangers of vaping on the Inquistr. The Center’s president, Diana Zuckerman, was interviewed in an article discussing expensive medications and the money in big pharmaceuticals on USA Today.
The Parks Main Street helped three local small businesses receive a total of $50,000 from the District’s Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) to support improvements to their operations and better meet changing customer demands.
Rick Blum, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press’ policy director, is featured in an article discussing a controversial board policy recently instituted by CalPERS’, reported by Chief Investment Officer.
Matthew Costello, senior historian for the White House Historical Association, is featured in an article discussing the history and symbolism of the U.S. Presidential Seal on howstuffworks.com. Lindsay Chervinsky, also a historian at the Association, was interviewed in an article discussing presidential vacations in the past by The Washington Post.