October 19 – November 1

ACT for Alexandria’s work toward building racial equity capacity is featured in an article by Alexandria Living.

Michelle Bloodworth, president and CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, is featured in an article in The Washington Examiner about expectations rising for another Trump effort to aid coal.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman, R-Ohio, was honored by the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) with its Congressional Champion Award for his leadership in supporting policies, reported by Fremont Messenger. Also, Eric Scharf, Wendell Foster CEO, has accepted a seat on the ANCOR board of directors.

‘Zoup!’, a new restaurant in Ballston, hosted two “sneak peek” previews on October 18 and 19, collecting over $1,700 in donations for the Arlington Community Foundation, reported by QSR Magazine.

Arts On The Horizon presents the world premiere of SQUEAKERS & MR. GUMDROP on December 5 through 21, 2019 at The Lab at Convergence in Alexandria, Virginia. Read more about the play at Broadway World.

Brighter Strategies will hold The Culture Journey—a fun, interactive opportunity to learn about culture and apply the concepts to your own organization—on November 12, from 1:00-4:00pm at Goodwin Law Offices, 1900 N Street NW, Washington, DC, and is extending a discount to Center members.

Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, executive director of Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), is featured in an article about saving money and how much you should aim for, particularly in DC, reported by WAMU 88.5.

The Center for Alexandria’s Children recently celebrated the city’s first responders who serve the community’s toughest cases, those including abused and neglected children. The event is recapped at Alexandria Times.

The Center was awarded its second grant from DSLBD, this time to establish and operate the Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street. They are currently inviting individuals and organizations interested in serving as representatives on the founding board of directors to send an email along with resume and/or bio to Glen O’Gilvie (copy Ericka Best at erickab@nonprofitadvancement.org) by close of business on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

Meg Booth, executive director of Children’s Dental Health Project, was awarded a 2019 Shils Fund Innovator Award in recognition of her “Excellence in a Nonprofit Organization” efforts to transform the status of children’s oral health across our nation, reported by Yahoo Finance.

FreshFarm and Community Foodworks are merging, creating the nation’s third-largest farmers market group, reported by The Washington Post.

Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) awarded its 2019 Justice Grant to Dreaming Out Loud, Inc. (DOL), reported by PR Newswire.

The VA and Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) partner to increase access to suicide prevention resources for its members, reported by Southern Maryland Chronicle. Daniel Elkins, legislative director for EAGNUS, is featured in an article about lawmakers, interest groups and military officials saying more needs to be done on guard and reserve parity, reported by the Federal News Network.

Subhalakshmi Nandi, director of the International Center for Research on Women, is featured on BBC’s list of 100 inspirational women in 2019.

League of Women Voters receives Champion of Democracy award from DC Vote. Read more at Oakland News Now.

Martha’s Table recently celebrated their 20th year for Empty Bowls fundraiser. The event is recapped by The Whig.

The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) announced it has been awarded $2.8 million in funding by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the expansion of the Case for Quality and medical device cybersecurity programs, reported by Business Wire.

Stacey Metcalfe, director of government and community relations for Inova Health, discussed equity and the social determinants of health with Patricia Matthews, president and CEO of the Northern Virginia Health Foundation, Valmarie Turner, assistant county administrator for Loudoun County, and Karen Schaufeld, a local philanthropist and author, at a Community Foundation summit, reported by the Loudoun Times.

Pacific Retirement Services (PRS) hires Rouxbe to bring culinary innovation to senior living. Read the full story at PRWeb.

Pathway Homes, Inc. kicked off its 20th Annual 5K Help the Homeless Walk on Saturday, October 19 at the Veterans Amphitheater in Fairfax City. The event is recapped at Fairfax Connection.

Deadline for the 2020 Call for Exhibits is this Friday, November 8 at 4:00pm. Through a transparent and competitive process, a minimum of twelve nonprofit organizations across the Pepco service territory will be selected to participate in a two- to four-week residency that involves an in-kind donation of gallery space at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery.

Mary-Claire Burick, president of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, is featured in an interview discussing the new Rosslyn City Center and what else is up-and-coming in the area, in The Washington Post. Burick is also featured in an article about Arlington’s H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program and Eunice Kennedy Shriver Program having completed their relocation, reported by the Washington Business Journal.

Local craft beers, original artwork, and amazing food are all up for grabs at The Art League’s annual Art on Tap, on November 1st. More about the event at Alexandria Living.

Signal Vine, the leading provider of blended SMS communications with students across the education industry, has announced a new mission-driven partnership with The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC), reported by PRWeb.

The Veterans Consortium announces William S. Foster, Jr., Esq., is the new chairman of the executive board, reported by PR Newswire.

This Is My Brave is bringing its final College Edition performance to Tufts University, Tuesday, November 5, reported by Broadway World.

Volunteer Alexandria is exclusively featured in an article discussing ways people can get involved with their programs, reported by Alexandria Living.

Kurt Gregory Erickson, president of Washington Regional Alcohol Program, the organization that conducted the region’s SoberRide effort in collaboration with Lyft and other partners on Halloween, is featured in an article about their success, reported by InsideNova.

October 12 – 18

Smithfield Foods has donated $100,000 and 40,000 pounds of protein to DC Central Kitchen, according to Globe Newswire. DC Central Kitchen was also featured live in a WUSA9 special where they gave a preview of their Capital Food Fight fundraising event.

Karen Cunningham, executive director at Everyone Home DC, is featured in an article posted on Greater Greater Washington discussing ‘couchsurfing,’ the simple idea behind DC’s homelessness prevention program.

Lyric Thompson, director of policy & advocacy at the International Center for Research on Women, was part of a live discussion on Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren addressing child marriages and what is being done to stop them. Full video can be found at Voice of America.

An event hosted by the Alexandria Health Department and the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria was recently held to engage residents from across the city to discuss the underlying causes behind local challenges with affordable housing, poverty, and mental health. The full story and a recap can be found at Zebra.

Dr. David Weintritt and the organization he founded, the National Breast Center Foundation, were featured in an article about their cause and their recent event, “Walk to Bust Cancer,” on The Zebra.

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care has announced its 2019 Leadership Award winners. Awards will be presented at their 43rd Annual Conference, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia during the Awards Reception on Monday, November 4th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom. View the award winner’s full bios at the National Consumer Voice website.

Tidewater Community College announced its sixth president will be Marcia Conston, a vice president at a community college in Charlotte, NC. See the full story in The Virginian Pilot.

Each year, Volunteer Alexandria’s Annual Community Toy Drive, which will start on November 13., calls on community members to donate to their cause. Learn how you can help at Alexandria Living.

October 5 – 11

The Arlington Community Foundation is accepting proposals for funding from its Arlington Education Fund and the Julie Dickson Brown Memorial Fund, reported by Inside NOVA.

The 2019 Celebration of Giving, hosted by The Community Foundation of the New River Valley in September at Sinkland Farms, took place last week and is recapped by The Roanoke Times. CFNRV is also pleased to announce its annual call for scholarship applications opened October 1. High school students, college students and adults returning to college in the New River Valley can review more than 40 available scholarship opportunities and apply here.

DC United Goalie Bill Hamid is featured in an article in which he discusses DC Scores and his experience with the organization, posted on Washingtonian.

Fair Chance returns to one of DC’s landmark locations to host its highly anticipated Butterfly Bash fundraising celebration at the Washington National Cathedral on Friday, October 18 at 7:00pm. More at the Patch.

Since the Foundation Center joined forces with GuideStar to become Candid, they have shifted the way they work to better serve the Washington, DC and Northeastern communities. Their library resource center closed to the public on October 1, and they are redirecting library customers to nearby Funding Information Network (FIN) locations as part of this shift. Select trainings will be hosted on-site, but an increased focus will be placed on bringing trainings to communities through local FINs. Go to grantspace.org to see when they will be in your community, and to also find a FIN location near you.

Friends of Guest House‘s newly opened residential reentry program has provided twenty formerly incarcerated women with a new home. More about the story and the organization can be found at the Patch.

In the past five years, the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter has more than doubled its budget. Their story and organization is featured in an article on Loudoun Now.

Martha’s Table is featured in an article about creative partnerships with nonprofit developers in Washington DC. that can ease the affordable housing crisis, posted on Washington Business Journal.

McLean ArtFest attracted thousands to Central Park on October 6. The event and the host, McLean Project for the Arts, are featured on The McLean Connection.

On October 17, Miriam’s Kitchen president and CEO Scott Schenkelberg will join Professor Alnoor Ebrahim, author of Measuring Social Change, for a lively discussion from 6:30-7:30 pm at Kramerbooks on 1517 Connecticut Ave, NW. Those interested should reserve their free tickets here.

The District’s oldest domestic violence shelter in January will begin hosting dedicated play programming for children living there thanks to a new partnership between the DC-based Homeless Children’s Playtime Project and the organization that runs the shelter, My Sister’s Place, reported by Curbed.

National Catholic Education Association celebrates two honorees in the Archdiocese of Washington with Seton Awards, reported by the Catholic Standard.

Melanie Lockwood Herman, executive director and CEO of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, is featured in an article about whistleblower policies and why your organization should have one, posted on Associations Now.

Shop in support of senior citizens on Community Giving Day where Whole Foods will be giving 5% of net sales from the day to Meals on Wheels America, which is locally operated by Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA), reported by The Zebra.

Local residents raised more than $100,000 to support local women in The National Breast Center Foundation‘s annual walk in Fort Hunt Park on October 6. More about the event at Alexandria Living.

The nonprofit organization Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) will again partner with Lyft to provide a SoberRide service to parts of Washington, DC and Virginia for Halloween celebrations from October 26 – 27, reported on Patch.

Scott Nova, executive director of Workers Rights Consortium is quoted in an article speaking out against a company in China flagged for forced labor that makes baby pajamas being sold at Costco. More on the story is at 41 WMGT.

September 28 – October 4

The Butterfly Effect Mural Fundraiser, a result of a partnership between Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, Tasha Wahl, ACT for Alexandria, Asana Partners, and Bloomers, has raised over $10,000 for 100+ nonprofits. Read more about the story on The Zebra.

The Arlington Community Foundation has announced additional speakers for its Spirit of Community luncheon, to be held on October 15, reported by InsideNova.

RiverSmart, a program of the DC Department of Energy and Environment, partners with Casey Trees. More about their efforts and what is being done to conserve the trees of DC at Forest Hill Connections.

Karen Cunningham, executive director at Everyone Home DC, is featured in an article about DC drastically reducing the number of people in shelters, reported by Street Sense Media.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) will showcase four of its ensemble groups in a concert, Small Ensembles Extravaganza, which will be held October 26. Learn more at MD Theatre Guide.

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded Loudoun County a $750,000 grant to strengthen the county’s response to domestic violence as a result of the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter and the Leesburg Police Department collaborating with Loudoun County, reported by Loudoun Times.

On September 21, hundreds of Ward 8 residents went to Martha’s Table to vote in the 2019 biennial convention election for the Ward 8 Democrats’ new officers. More on the story at the Washington Informer.

The 13th annual MPAartfest was held at McLean Central Park on October 6 by the McLean Project for the Arts. Read more about the event and its art at Inside Nova.

Both Miriam’s Kitchen and Healthy Living, Inc. are featured in an article discussing healthy eating and tools for eating healthy in DC, posted at On Tap Magazine.

Local parents recently attended a “Community Forum on the Safety of Playgrounds and Artificial Turf Fields in D.C.,” at which Diana Zuckerman with the National Center for Health Research was featured as a panelist. More about the community meeting at WUSA9.

The Center is proud to be partnering with Pepco in their 2020 Call for Exhibits at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, DC. Through a transparent and competitive process, a minimum of twelve nonprofit organizations across the Pepco service territory will be selected to participate in a two- to four-week residency that involves an in-kind donation of gallery space.

On September 18, Gene Wiley, board president of The Closet of the Greater Herndon Area, Inc., awarded $5,000 to Just Neighbors, reported by Connection Newspapers.

The Parks Main Street (TPMS) was featured in the Washington Post as they celebrated the birthday of their oldest entrepreneur and discussed the core focus of TPMS. Their mission is to address issues of economic, racial and gender disparities in business for entrepreneurs in their community by providing businesses with improvement grants, technical assistance, mentoring and promotions that keep them going.

Volunteer Alexandria is having a party in Ivy Hill Cemetery on October 30 with music, drinks, food, a costume contest and more, posted on Alexandria Living. Volunteer Alexandria also invites children between 6 and 12 year olds to prepare 75 peanut butter & jelly sandwiches to be donated to a local school, learn more at The Zebra.

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