July 18 – 31

Heather Peeler, president and CEO of ACT for Alexandria, discusses what needs to be done to prevent evictions in her recently published article on Alexandria Times.

The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington and its executive director Amy McNamer are mentioned in an article by The Washington Post discussing how parents are looking into private schools that plan to open their campuses because of public schools going virtual.

The Art League will have a new home next year. A contractor, the Carr Companies, is planning to build a two-building property called Muse. It will be located in Old Town North at 1201 North Royal Street and welcome the Art League as a tenant. Full story at The Zebra.

Instead of honoring an individual for 2020, the Arlington Community Foundation has announced plans to salute the community’s human-service workers with this year’s William T. Newman Jr. Spirit of Community Award. See full story at InsideNova.

Britepaths is seeking donations from the community to assist students in need who attend schools in the county as part of its annual Collect for Kids Back-to-School Program. See full story and how you can help at InsideNova.

Dorian Warren, president of the Center for Community Change, is mentioned in an article discussing options to keep child-care facilities operational for children of essential workers. Reported by The Washington Post.

Glen O’Gilvie, CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, is feature in an article by the Washington Business Journal discussing the Center’s role in supporting nonprofits thought pandemic and race equity challenges. (A portion of the article can be found on the Center’s website.) The Center is also calling for nominations for its Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership Award. Nominees must have held the top salaried executive position for at least three years at a nonprofit group with an annual budget under $10 million in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia. Nominations are due August 7.

Sarah Vaughan of Child Care Aware of Virginia, and her organization are featured in an article by WDBJ7 discussing what parents can do to find help to pay for child care.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley hosted a roundtable discussion with United States Sen. Tim Kaine. Read the full recap at WSLS.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced that it has awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to more than one hundred area students to support their higher education goals beginning this fall. See the full press release, as well as their other scholarships, on their website.

Community Tax Aid is mentioned in The Washington Post article that discusses the reopening of the MLK Library in September.

DC Central Kitchen and Flying Dog Brewery announced that the two organizations have teamed up to create Dog Chow – a digital cookbook featuring unique Flying Dog-themed recipes developed by top chefs in the D.C. region – to support DCCK’s ongoing COVID-19 response efforts, reported by Brew Bound.

Tamara Smith, executive director of the DC Primary Care Association, is quoted in an article discussing DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration decision to shake up the city’s system for delivering health care to poor residents who are on Medicaid. Reported by The DC Line.

Martha’s Table is featured in an article by ABC News about District of Columbia residents banding together to feed the hungry during the pandemic. The organization used to serve 500 meals each day, but has ratcheted up its capacity to supply more than 2,000 meals daily, according to Kim Ford, the organization’s president and chief executive. Their story and other contributing nonprofits in DC is also featured in The Washington Post.

Anthony J. Snipes, president of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, published an article on ICMA discussing how public administrators must utilize their roles in developing policies to support fair, equitable, and just changes.

On-Ramps to Careers is hosting virtual tech internships for 200 local minority high school students. Reported by Techincal.ly.

The Virginia College Fund is seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of President who is a highly motivated leader with a demonstrated ability to fundraise. Read the full job posting at The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, is featured in an article by WTOP discussing how faith leaders have urged VA Gov. Northam to pause evictions.


July 11 – 17

Brandi Yee, chief program officer of ACT for Alexandria, was recently featured in an exclusive interview on The Zebra.

AT&T grants Bridges to Independence $20,000. Read the full story at Connection Newspapers

Carpenter’s Shelter recently received a $15,000 donation from the nonprofit American Water Charitable Foundation and Virginia American Water to help in their service to the homeless, which they have continued uninterrupted throughout the pandemic. Full story at The Zebra.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement launched its Center for Race, Equity, Justice and Inclusion on July 15 with the first in a series of panel discussions with change makers in the region. Over 100 leaders from the nonprofit, government, philanthropy and business sectors participated.

DC Central Kitchen and Flying Dog Brewery along with local chefs collaborated to create Dog Chow, a digital cookbook. The profits from sales will go towards DC Central Kitchen’s charitable efforts. Get the scoop on NBC Washington.

Lorton Community Action Center has received $2,500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to buy needed items for its food pantry and supplies for nutrition education courses. Reported by InsideNOVA.

The McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) debuted its “SHIFT” exhibit this past Wednesday, July 15. The exhibit explores concepts of change or exchange in the paradigm, position, dreams, environment, perspective and more. Learn more about the exhibit and future events at The Tyson Reporter.

Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how Major League Baseball gambled by converting a PED lab to coronavirus testing.

Lori Smetanka, executive director of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article posted on KHN discussing how states have started to allow in person nursing home visits.

Learn more about Senior Services of Alexandria’s new Virtual Summer Programming and how it will work at The Zebra.

Marion Brunken, executive director of Volunteer Alexandria, is quoted in an article discussing the organization and how it helped support ALIVE this past week by providing hungry families with meals. Reported by ALXnow.


July 4 – 10

Parker Gilkesson, a policy analyst for the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) in Washington, DC, is quoted in an article in The New York Times about how the pandemic and loss of jobs have forced food programs to shut down or change operations.

DC Central Kitchen is featured in an article that discusses how DC charities have been feeding hungry families during the pandemic, but food equity experts are saying it’s not enough. Reported by The DCist.

On July 15, McLean Project for the Arts opens SHIFT, MPA’s first juried online exhibition. The work of 48 mid-Atlantic artists will answer the question “How has your world been affected by this ‘SHIFT’ in our lives?” Learn more about the event at The Patch. The McLean Project for the Arts is among the recipients of $50,000 grants from the National Endowment for the Arts CARES Act to help with the financial fallout from the pandemic. See that story at the Tysons Reporter.

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) welcomed five new board members at its virtual Annual Meeting on June 23, 2020. The new members have a broad range of experience from the medical, federal government, legal and financial sectors. Reported by Connection Newspapers.

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