February 27 – March 5
Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, is quoted in an article by the Public News Service discussing how the “Feds” are going to allow some separated immigrant families to reunite in the US.
Leadership Center for Excellence and Leadership Fairfax have announced recipients of their joint 2021 Northern Virginia “40 Under 40” honors, and have detailed plans for a lunchtime online program to honor them. Learn more at InsideNoVa.
Kathy Mears, interim president and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association, is quoted in an article by Religion News Service discussing how Catholic schools’ are pushing for in-person learning as a result of record enrollment drop.
Northern Virginia Health Foundation president and CEO Patricia Mathews is mentioned in an article by InsideNoVa discussing how Fairfax supervisors have begun to take up proposals from an equity panel.
February 20 – 26
The Community Foundation of the New River Valley announced the eighth annual GiveLocalNRV giving day will be on June 23. Registration is now open for all NRV nonprofits to get started by setting up a free, easily customizable profile page. Read more at The Roanoke Times.
Center members Martha’s Table and Capital Area Asset Builders have been named Bank of America Neighborhood Builders for their long-term commitments to improving the economic mobility of families throughout the region. Each will receive a $200,000 grant in addition to leadership training, collaboration opportunities with a nationwide network of peer organizations and access to capital for further expansion of their social impact. Learn more at The Washington Informer.
The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) and Center member United Planning Organization (UPO) are partnering to execute a free new program that will help District residents facing critical financial struggles during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Full press release at The DC Line.
Scott Nova, executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post that discusses the US plan to ban China’s Xinjiang cotton fractures fashion industry supply chains.
February 13 – 19
Amy Bailey, director of sustainability and engagement at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), is quoted in an article by Smart Cities Dive outlining climate anecdotes to inform San Diego resilience plan.
The City of Alexandria is offering free tax aid to those with incomes under $55,000. Community Tax Aid, Inc. will be supplying their expertise to ensure that taxpayers apply for all applicable credits and deductions, including the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. Reported by The Patch.
Emily Tatro, deputy director of Council for Court Excellence (CCE), is quoted in an article by WDVM discussing the public’s response to Mayor Muriel Bowser issuing a request for proposals for a public/private partnership to construct a new correctional facility.
Melkite Father Hezekias Carnazzo, founding executive director of the Virginia-based Institute of Catholic Culture, is quoted in an article by the National Catholic Register discussing the challenges Catholic parishes are facing during the pandemic, as well as how they are overcoming them.
Robyn Grant, director of public policy and advocacy at the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article by The New York Times discussing a nursing home where vaccinations have been completed, and how it offers a glimpse at what the other side of the pandemic might look like.
February 6 – 12
In honor of Black History month, Brighter Strategies is featuring Black-led organizations and talking to their leaders about their work, as well as the importance of African American representation. Recently they talked to Glen O’Gilvie, the Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in DC. Read more on Brighter Strategies website.
Elizabeth Lower-Basch, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)‘s Income and Work Supports director, is quoted in an article by The American Independent discussing how “very powerful” proposed child tax credits could lift millions of children out of poverty. Olivia Golden, executive director of CLASP, is quoted in an article by Western Slope Now discussing the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act to create a permanent, national paid family and medical leave program.
Misty Thomas, executive director of the Council for Court Excellence, is quoted in a Washington Post article discussing how a Task force that includes the DC attorney general suggested that the city ‘divest’ from police, with sweeping changes to the justice system.
Craig Newmark Philanthropies (CNP) announced a $15 million donation that will directly support an expanding network of organizations to address the issue of rising hunger in America, including Center member DC Central Kitchen. Full press release at Cision PR Newswire.
Bands Empowering Nonprofits with Engagement and Fundraising Improving Tomorrow (BENEFIT) raised $20k for nonprofits including $2k for Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS). Read more at Loudoun Now. 100WomenStrong, an organization based in Loudoun County Virginia, has donated $50,000 to LAWS, reported by WDVM. 100WomenStrong also issued a challenge grant seeking public contributions to match or exceed its recent $50,000 seed donation to support LAWS’ Legal Services program. Read more at Loudoun Now.
Benson Roberts, president and CEO of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, is quoted in an article by The Wall Street Journal discussing the statement that Democrats are divided over Biden’s coming pick of a top bank regulator.
Kurt Erickson, president of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), is quoted in an article by WTOP and NBC29 discussing the prospect whether or not ‘super drunk’ drivers in VA would be empowered by repealing mandatory minimum sentences.
January 30 – February 5
Amy McNamer, executive director of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how the Montgomery County teacher vaccination effort left out private-school educators at the start.
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) executive director, Olivia Golden, is quoted in an opinion piece featured in The Washington Post discussing the belief that Trump created a toxic environment for immigrants and how Biden must remedy it.
Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, co-authored an opinion piece in The Hill with Mark Wolfe of the National Energy Assistance Directors Association, saying that if the GOP blocks Biden’s COVID rescue plan, America’s working poor will suffer.
The DC Bar Pro Bono Center and Exponentum™(a national network of business law pro bono providers) are uniting for a National Day of Service, with the common goal of serving nonprofits throughout the country. In Washington, DC, this governance legal clinic is FREE to eligible nonprofits and will help local organizations assess and improve governance and fiscal oversight procedures. Learn more and register at the DC Bar Pro Bono Center website.
Stacy Mitchell, co-director of Institute for Local Self-Reliance, is quoted in a blog by OneZero about how Amazon was accused of systematically shortchanging some of its lowest-paid, most precarious workers.
Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, is quoted in an article by PEW discussing how many in need will not get a COVID vaccine simply because they don’t have a ride.
Diane Yentel, of National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by USA Today discussing how millions of Americans could lose their homes despite President Biden’s eviction moratorium order.
A joint project launched by Pepco and the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) to “advance equity, inclusion, economic opportunity and social justice” for underserved communities in DC will be fully inclusive of LGBTQ people. Read more at The Washington Blade.
Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) CEO, Kurt Erickson, is quoted in an article by NBC29 discussing how Virginia lawmakers have advanced bills eliminating mandatory minimum prison sentences for various crimes, including DUIs.