September 26 – October 2
Abel Núñez, executive director of Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), is featured as a guest speaker on the Kojo Nnamdi Show at WAMU discussing a recent federal court ruling that poses a threat to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants.
The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is holding a free virtual legal clinic on October 20 to help small businesses and nonprofits go over the legal requirements for starting up. At this virtual legal clinic, pro bono attorneys will meet with you one-on-one and walk you through several questions regarding your organization’s current status, in order to identity your next steps toward becoming a legal entity. Register and learn more at their website.
Generation Hope Scholar A’ja Ross (Prince George’s Community College student) and Founder and CEO Nicole Lynn Lewis were featured in a Washington Post article on the challenges student parents are facing this fall in juggling homeschooling their children and doing their own coursework. Also, Voices for Black Justice Fund announced Nicole Lynn Lewis as one of 31 inaugural awardees for her support of student parents and advocacy of systemic higher ed transformation for racial justice.
ManyHands’ $100,000 Impact Grant, plus three other Partner Grants, are now open for applications through November 2. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please review the eligibility requirements and FAQs posted on the Grants page.
September 19 – 25
Barbara Merrill, CEO of the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), is quoted in an article by disabilityscoop remembering U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s role in ensuring the rights of people with disabilities.
Philip Pannell, executive director of the Anacostia Coordinating Council, was interviewed by WUSA9 for an article discussing how Wards 7 and 8 are currently undercounted in the 2020 Census and why it’s a problem.
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement has started a Book Club for its members. Books will be selected based on relevance and benefit to the growth of those working in the nonprofit sector. The club is open to all staff at Center member organizations. Contact Patrick Rabiecki.
The McLean Project for the Arts will host its 14th annual MPAartfest on a new virtual platform due to the continuing pandemic. This year’s festival will run Sunday, October 4 through Sunday, October 18, 2020. Learn more at TysonsToday.
September 12 – 18
This year, the Arlington Community Foundation will be honoring Arlington’s front-line human service workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic with the 2020 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award. Learn more about the 2020 Spirit of Community celebration taking place on Wednesday, September 23 at 12 pm at ARLnow.
Amy McNamer, executive director of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, was interviewed by The 74 for an article discussing how more than 11,000 DC students expected to attend the city’s public schools for the 2020-21 year haven’t completed the enrollment process as of Tuesday—a data point that, while improving, trails last year’s numbers.
Elizabeth Lower-Basch, a director at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), is quoted in an article by The Philadelphia Inquirer discussing how incomes were up and poverty was down across America in 2019 before COVID hit.
Everyone Home DC will wind up its month-long digital September Challenge to raise $50,000 for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness in DC with an online auction. Bidding on unique items, experiences, and great deals closes this Friday, September 25 at 10 pm.
National Recovery Month has been a fixture of the Recovery movement for 30 years, and starting this September the development of future themes and assets, as well as the management of the events calendar, will belong to Faces & Voices of Recovery and as always, the Recovery Community. Read the full press release at PRWeb.
Jenni Dakes, violence prevention and outreach program manager at Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, will be a speaker at the The Loudoun Commission on Women and Girls’ inaugural Girl emPower Summit on Saturday, September 26. Reported by The Patch.
The 2020 Maryland Nonprofits & MARFY Annual Conference will be held virtually on October 14 and 15. This two-day event includes an exciting line-up of over 30 speakers sharing their expertise in serving youth and families, board development, fundraising, leadership development, collaboration, public policy, human resources, marketing and more—plus two exciting keynote speakers and the opportunity to earn up to eight CEUs.
Senior Services of Alexandria is hosting its Fall Senior Academy virtually via zoom in October. This four-week class for Alexandria residents 65 and older provides an overview of how the city operates, available city services, and community resources, including recreation and education opportunities. Reported on Connection Newspapers.
September 5 – 11
Shannon McCracken, vice president for government relations at the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), is quoted in an article by disabilityscoop that discusses how the COVID vaccine rollout could leave people with disabilities behind.
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) is featured in a blog listing DC’s latino-owned businesses and nonprofits that can use some support right now, with details on how to help. Blog posted by the thrillist.
Dialysis Patients Citizens (DPC) applauded the introduction of the Jack Reynolds Medigap Expansion Act, new legislation sponsored by U.S. Representative Cynthia Axne (D-IA-3) in honor of founding DPC Board member and longest serving president, Jack Reynolds. This bill would expand Medigap coverage for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients under the age of 65. See the full press release at PR Newswire.
Inside Higher Ed spotlighted nonprofit Generation Hope‘s new toolkit in a How to Support Student Parents feature. The new toolkit details 10 ways colleges and universities can support this highly motivated student population facing unprecedented challenges this year to ensure their college persistence and success.
David Brotman, executive director of Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, is mentioned in an article discussing how Mount Jackson is going to apply for a grant to build a canoe landing site. Reported by The Northern Virginia Daily.
McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) and the Washington Sculptors Group will open Sculpture NOW 2020 on September 17, 2020 with a Virtual Opening Exhibition Reception from 7-8pm. Learn more at Tyson Today.
New Orchestra of Washington has launched new online offerings, including artist music recommendations, artist spotlights, guided meditations, and living room concerts, as well as streamed archived shows. Check it out on their website. Other online performing arts offerings at DC Metro Theatre Arts.