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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 7 – 13
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.