September 21 – 27

The Arc of Greater Prince William/INSIGHT and Prince William County Schools Office of Special Education are presenting a workshop called “Recipes for Disaster” on Wednesday, November 20 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Learn more about the event at Prince William Living.

Anne Vor der Bruegge, director of grants and initiatives at the Arlington Community Foundation, wrote an article titled, “Can Everyone Share in Prosperity? A Few Big Businesses in Arlington Say ‘Yes’,” published by ARLnow.

Building Bridges Across the River is featured in an article discussing the benefits of building bridges for equitable economic growth in DC, published on CitiesSpeak. Scott Kratz, vice-president of the organization, is featured in an article about a proposed 11th Street Bridge Park gaining support in Anacostia, featured on WUSA9.

The second annual 5k run, Home Run for the Homeless, is scheduled for October 5 at 9:00am in Arlington. The proceeds will go to Bridges to Independence and two other nonprofits that provide housing, employment and child care services to homeless parents in Northern Virginia. Learn more on the DCist.

Damien Ministries was among the nonprofits selected to benefit from the Cherry Fund this year, receiving a $5,000 grant, as reported by the Washington Blade.

Leanpath launched the ‘12.3 Initiative’ to expand the reach of food waste prevention tools and expertise, and DC Central Kitchen is the first recipient, reported by Business Wire. Chef Marcelle Afram is featured in an article about ‘the changing face of food events’ and DC Central Kitchen’s annual event, Capital Food Fight, posted on the Washington City Paper.

DC Vote executive director Bo Shuff joined FOX to discuss if DC should become the 51st state, posted on FOX5.

On October 6, 2019, the National Breast Center Foundation will hold its 4th annual Walk to Bust Cancer at Fort Hunt Park, as reported on Alexandria Living.

Kathryn Monet, CEO of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, is featured in an article discussing how advocates have found success in ‘housing first’ to combat veteran homelessness, reported on The Hill.

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) is featured in an article about shuffling staff and their focus on social justice, reported by The Nonprofit Times.

The National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) discusses their new plan for growth and makes changes to its leadership team, reported by PRNewswire.

Caitlin Kelly of the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights is featured in an article about the OAS commission holding a hearing on Cuba human rights abuses, reported by the Washington Blade.

This week, reporters from across the nation gathered at the University of Michigan for the Education Writers Association’s annual higher education seminar. The event is summarized on Idaho ED News.

Kurt Erickson, president of the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program, was interviewed for an article discussing a new law that increases prison time for convicted drunk drivers, reported by 105.9 WMAL.

September 14 – 20

ANCOR, American Network of Community Options and Resources, is featured in an article discussing a shortage of direct support professionals hindering community inclusion reported in the Daily Herald.

Jessica Sanders, director of science and policy for Casey Trees, is featured in an article about a debate on whether to save eight old trees or build more affordable housing in DC, reported by The Washington Post. Casey Trees is also mentioned in an article discussing what Washingtonians can do to help curb climate change, reported by DCist.

Jeffrey DeShawn Richardson has been appointed the new Executive Director of CBE Leadership Council at Center for Black Equity, reported on the Washington Blade.

Wendy Cervantes, director of immigration and immigrant families at CLASP, is featured in an article discussing the back to school season after the recent shootings and immigration turmoil, reported by The 74. Olivia Golden, executive director of the same organization, is featured in an article about Mazie Hirono introducing a bill to block the Trump administration’s public charge rule expansion, reported by KITV4.

For the next 51 days, DC Vote will send a three-by-five-foot 51-star flag to anyone who donates at least $51, reported by the Washingtonian.

Hrant Jamgochian, CEO of Dialysis Patient Citizens, is featured in an article about how critics skewer fine print in mandatory kidney care model, reported by Healthcare Dive.

Carlos Quesada, executive director of the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights, is featured in an article about the Inter-American Dialogue’s recent event called, “Weaponizing Justice: Rule of Law and Cuba’s New Constitution,” reported on The Dialogue.

The Fredericksburg City Council named Lloyd F. Moss, of the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic, to the Wall of Honor, reported by

Solutions Global (SSG) partners with National Human Services Assembly to expand access to SSG’s products, solutions and insights, reported by Stocks Beat.

Diane Yentel, president and chief executive of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is featured in an article about the Trump administration recently floating a new role for police regarding homelessness, reported by the Beaumont Enterprise.

Public Art Reston is featured in an article about their Chalk Fest at Reston Town Center 2019, posted on The Connection.

Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, president and CEO of Quality Education for Minorities Network, is featured in an article discussing statements made by the Trump Administration regarding HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), reported by Diverse Education.

Jim LaGraffe, executive director of the Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services, is featured in an article about the addiction recovery process, reported by Fauquier.

Sommer Ingram Dean, staff attorney at the Student Press Law Center, is featured in an article about the ‘growing hostility’ between student media and administrators, reported by the Investigative Reporting Workshop.

The T. Howard Foundation and the journey of its fellows are featured in an article by NCTA.

Together We Bake and their mission is featured in an exclusive article reported by NBC Washington.

United Way of the National Capital Area is featured in an exclusive article about its mission with its Project Homeless Connect, reported by WUSA9.

Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association, is featured in an article about First Lady Melania Trump giving the White House a makeover, reported by Time.

September 7 – 13

The Army Historical Foundation and its new museum are featured in an article on WJLA.

A 5K race to support Arlington social-safety-net efforts will kick off at 9am at Bluemont Park, 601 North Manchester Street. Proceeds will benefit local nonprofits, including Bridges to Independence, reported by Inside Nova.

Olivia Golden, executive director at the nonprofit Center for Law and Social Policy, is featured in an article about America’s poverty rate falling while household incomes remain the same, as reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement will hold its 40th Annual Celebration on Tuesday, November 5, from 8:00 to 10:30am, at Union Stage in Washington, DC, with featured guest, Ibram X. Kendi.

Through City Kids Wilderness Project and his organization, Soul Trak, Tyrhee Moore is enhancing the lives of his community’s next generation by helping them discover local nature as well as some of the world’s more beautiful landscapes, according to SNews.

On September 19, DC elected officials will speak at a hearing for H.R. 51, a bill to make DC the 51st state in the U.S. Bo Shuff, the executive director of DC Vote, talks about grassroots advocacy for statehood in a podcast on the Kojo Nnamdi Show.

Karen Cunningham, executive director of Everyone Home DC, is featured in an article about the new naloxone pilot program in DC, reported by the Washington City Paper.

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Independence Empowerment Center is sponsoring a festival on October 12 at the Park West Lions Club in Manassas, that will have games, musicians, artists, face painting, and a silent auction, reported by Prince William Living.

Committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of Washington, DC area women, children and families in need, Many Hands awards four grants annually, one each in the focus areas of education, health, housing and job readiness. The grants include a $100,000 Impact Grant and three Partner Grants. Questions about the grants can be emailed from October 1-15, and answers to all questions received are posted on their website. Applications are due by November 15.

On Sunday, October 6, the National Breast Center Foundation is holding its third annual Walk to Bust Cancer to increase awareness and celebrate survivorship. Check-in begins at 7:30am, and the 1.2 mile walk begins at 9am. Participants are encouraged to register ahead of time.

The Alexandria Health Department and the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria invite all community members to a community health workshop on Saturday, October 5 at T.C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus, reported by Zebra.

The Rosslyn Business Improvement District is featured in an article about Flags Across Rosslyn, posted by WTOP.

Wednesday, September 25, Suited for Change will host its monthly Boutique Sale at 1023 15th Street NW, Suite 601, Washington, DC from 4pm – 7pm. New and like-new clothing, accessories and shoes will be available at affordable prices. All proceeds will help provide women in transitional circumstances with professional clothing, job-readiness support and pathways to achieve financial independence.

Co-chair of VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement), Becca Gillespie Messman, is featured in an article on The Presbyterian Outlook.


September 1 – 6

For years, Ward 8 residents have been undercounted during the decennial census, but the Anacostia Coordinating Council has determined that the 2020 census will be different and is featured in a story posted on the Washington Informer.

Heather Peeler, President & CEO of ACT for Alexandria, is featured in an exclusive interview on Alexandria Living.

Center for Digital Democracy is mentioned in multiple articles discussing the recent fine paid by Google of $200 million for alleged YouTube privacy violations, published on Android Central, Silicon Republic, and VPN Compare.

DC Safe was among those that responded to the potentially toxic dust cloud from an artificial turf field that briefly settled over a Bethesda neighborhood recently, as reported on WUSA-9.

International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights is featured in an article about a well-known Nicaragua LGBTI activist recently being arrested, reported by the Washington Blade.

McDonald’s is set to expand its pre-employment training pilot to DC and Prince George’s County while partnering with local organizations, including the Latin American Youth Center, reported by MENAFN.

A fundraiser dinner for McLean Project for the Arts will take place on September 10th in McLean, reported by the McLean Connection.

The president and CEO of the National Human Services Assembly, Lee Sherman, will retire in November, after having led the Washington, DC based nonprofit association for three years, reported by NYN Media.

Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is featured in an article discussing the Trump administration releasing housing finance reform proposals, reported by Affordable Housing Finance.

Through a partnership between Public Art Reston, Reston Association, and Atlantic Realty Companies, Artist Ben Volta’s new public artwork for the ‘Colts Neck Road Underpass’ has received its final design approval, putting the project on track for installation later this month, reported by Reston Now.

Page County Sheriff’s Office, along with other organizations like the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, are partnering for the 2nd Annual Stuff-the-Cruiser event, reported by WHSV-3.

Space of Her Own has been featured as the nonprofit of the month by The Patch.

The co-founder and executive director of This Is My Brave, Jennifer Marshall, wrote and published a powerful article about her story, her organization, and what can be done to improve mental health for young people, posted on Pennlive.

Together We Bake is featured in an article recruiting volunteers for their upcomming events, posted on The Zebra.

WV Caring (formerly Hospice Care Corporation) will be welcoming golfers to their 31st Annual Dr. D.R. Davis Golf Classic this coming weekend, at Preston Country Club. All proceeds from the event will be used to help patients with advanced life-limiting illnesses, reported by Mountain Statesman.

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