June 20 – 26
Lucy Beadnell, director of advocacy at The Arc of Northern Virginia, is quoted in an article discussing how during the pandemic, parents have been facing a fight for their right to see Care-Home Children. Reported by Barrons.
Carpenter’s Shelter reopened its David Place facility at Landmark Mall and moved back all of its residents from the temporary shelter at Charles Houston Recreation Center. See the full story at ALXnow.
Earl Fowlkes, Jr., president and CEO of the Center for Black Equity, is quoted in an article by GQ magazine discussing ‘how pride is going into the future and back to its roots in 2020.’
The New Dominion Women’s Club of McLean has announced beneficiaries of its annual charitable-giving initiative, including Center member McLean Project for the Arts (MPA), who will receive $4,000 to fund programs that serve the McLean area. Reported by InsideNova.
Lori Smetanka, of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article reported by Retirement Daily about the future of nursing homes in the post-COVID-19 era. Smetanka is also quoted in an article reported by USA Today discussing how assisted living facilities are passing COVID-19 expenses onto their residents.
Satonya Fair will be the first president and CEO of Peak Grantmaking, a national association of 5,000 grants-management professionals. Reported by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Evelin Urrutia, executive director of Tenants and Workers United, is featured in an exclusive interview on The Zebra.
Marion Brunken, executive director of Volunteer Alexandria, is featured in an exclusive interview on The Zebra.
June 13 – 19
ACT for Alexandria’s ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund has now raised more than $1 million, and $910,000 has been given in grant funding to other city nonprofits. See a full update at ALXnow.
Qlarant Foundation has awarded $340k in grants to 16 Maryland and Washington, DC organizations, including Center members Breast Care for Washington, Calvary Women’s Services and Miriam’s Kitchen. See the full story at GlobeNewswire.
Earl Fowlkes, Jr., president and CEO of the Center For Black Equity, is quoted in an article discussing ‘why drag is an important part of the Black Lives Matter movement.’ See full story at USA Today.
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has awarded an additional $40,000 in the Round 4 grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia. The grant will be used to make $2,000 emergency cash assistance available to Loudoun County residents unable to meet expenses, such as housing, utility, car payments, medical, childcare or other needs. The Pay It Forward Direct Assistance Loan Fund, powered by 100WomenStrong, is funded and spearheaded by the philanthropic group, and other funding comes from a combination of businesses, foundations and nonprofit organizations, including the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. More details about their grant program are available on their website.
Bo Shuff, the executive director of DC Vote, is quoted in an article by The Sydney Morning Herald discussing how Trump’s military intervention has spurred fresh calls for Washington, DC statehood.
Frank Yoakum, executive director of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, is quoted in an article in PEW discussing the variation in pay when it comes to the type of assignment the National Guard troops receive.
Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter executive director Judy Hanley is quoted in an article discussing their all-time high in the number of people sheltered from mid-March to mid-June. Reported by Loudoun Now.
Martha’s Table has distributed 70,000 meals in Wards 7 and 8 since March. See the full story, including highlights of those who helped, posted at The DCist.
McLean Project for the Arts has announced that its newly launched summer camp program will feature in-person camps, as well as online options. Camps run June 22 through August 7, 2020, with in-studio sessions available July 6 – August 7. Camps are available for ages 3-18. In-studio camps will take place at MPA’s studios and galleries in the McLean Community Center. Posted at The Patch.
James Durrah II has been appointed Director of Communications at Miriam’s Kitchen. Reported by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Lori Smetanka, JD, executive director of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article in McKnight’s Long Term Care News discussing how ‘abandoned’ nursing homes have revealed the pandemic’s ‘unbelievable’ stress.
Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) has decided to cancel its 2020 Annual Gala due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation comes after an attempt to reschedule the event, originally planned for March. See the full story at The Zebra.
June 6 – 12
American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) is mentioned in an article discussing the Trump Administration releasing aid for disability service providers. Reported by DisabilityScoop.
Arlington Arts Center partners with Bridges to Independence to bring creative options to the doorstep of children in need. See more details and story at ARLnow.
CLASP COO Cormekki Whitley has written a powerful message about how nonprofits can address racial justice. Read/share her blog.
The Community Foundation of the New River Valley announced $32,000 in its third round of grants to NRV nonprofits affected by COVID-19. See the full story and report at Roanoke.com.
Computer CORE is featured in an exclusive video on Voice of America discussing their free computer lessons for low-income immigrants.
Misty Thomas, executive director of Council for Court Excellence, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing a new halfway house for up to 300 men that’s coming to Northeast Washington.
Generation Hope Founder & CEO Nicole Lynn Lewis co-wrote an op-ed published in NBC Think with Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab of the Hope Center for College Community and Justice about the barriers student parents face in college, and how their needs are even more acute post-COVID-19.
Nicole Lynn Lewis from Generation Hope and Schroeder Stribling from N Street Village, were among those who responded to The Washington Business Journal‘s question “What can we do as business leaders to come together and move our community forward?”
Tomorrow (June 16), from 10:00 – 11:00am, Center faculty member Fiona Oliphant with Healing Equity United is hosting a powerful free webinar that will discuss what racial equity looks like, and what we can do to spur societal change and disrupt the inequitable status quo. Registration is still open today.
Home Care Partners is mentioned in an article by The NY Times discussing navigating home care during the pandemic.
100WomenStrong announced that it will distribute $69,500 to eight Loudoun nonprofits as part of its third round of giving in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including $10,000 to Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter. Reported by LoudounNow.
Miriam’s Kitchen has named communications and media executive James C. Durrah II as its new Director of Communications. Reported by Washington Business Journals.
Robyn Grant, public policy director for the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article reported by KUOW discussing how families have been seeing a shocking decline in their loved ones since being banned from nursing homes during the pandemic.
May 30 – June 5
ACT for Alexandria recently hosted a town hall during which 1,200 attendees called in. Read a recap at Alexandria Living.
Barbara Merrill, chief executive officer for the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), is quoted in an article discussing how top lawmakers claim Medicaid doctors need federal money faster. Reported by Bloomberg Law.
Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, the executive director of Capital Area Asset Builders, talks about his organization’s program called DC Flex in a recent article published by The Nonprofit Quarterly.
Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, is quoted in an article discussing The Trump administration’s ‘war’ on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, commonly called food stamps. Reported by The Progressive.
The Community Foundation of the New River Valley is pleased to announce $19,250 in its second round of grants to NRV nonprofits affected by COVID-19. Learn more at The Roanoke Times. The Community Foundation of the New River Valley is holding its seventh annual online giving day, GiveLocalNRV, on Wednesday, June 24, to help organizations both big and small raise money in the New River Valley. Read more at The Roanoke Times.
Tamara Smith, chief executive of the D.C. Primary Care Association, and Edward Smith, director of the District of Columbia Nurses Association, are quoted in an article discussing why more people aren’t seeking covid-19 tests in DC. Reported by The Washington Post.
Lori Smetanka, executive director of National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article by Barrons discussing how COVID will shape the future of senior living.
Read about the Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Friendly Visitor” program and how it now virtually pairs isolated older adults with volunteers for weekly visits, in the Alexandria Gazette.
On June 11 and June 17, Unemployment & Workforce Solutions (UST) will be hosting a webinar with helpful tips for preparing to welcome employees back to the office while maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations related to the Coronavirus. Learn more about their webinar and register at their website.
Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) is mentioned in an article by The Washington Post discussing Prince William County obtaining a public defender’s office for the first time.
Volunteer Alexandria needs help for three upcoming events. Learn more about what help is needed and how you can get involved at The Zebra.