March 27 – April 2
Kenya Hutton, deputy director of the Center for Black Equity, is mentioned in an article by the Washington Blade discussing how U.S. Pride organizers have been debating about in-person vs. virtual events for 2021.
Bob Perciasepe, president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, is quoted in an article by The New York Times discussing how President Biden is hoping to make electric vehicles more affordable to turn a niche product into one with mass appeal.
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) said they plan to file a complaint with the FTC Wednesday asking regulators to investigate how the Google Play Store promotes apps for kids. Learn more at USA Today.
The Community Foundation of the New River Valley announced a record number of scholarships in 2021. More than $115,000 will be awarded to 78 students from across the New River Valley. The CFNRV will host a celebration for students with a picnic in the park this spring. Read more at The Roanoke Times.
Emily Tatro, deputy director for Council for Court Excellence, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post looking at how a DC council member wants to seize a planned halfway house property to build an urban park.
Bethany Henderson, DC SCORES current CEO, is stepping down at the end of August (read her letter here) and their Board has announced that their current chief of staff, Katrina Owens, will be the new executive director and chief program officer, and Sean Hinkle will become their COO. Read more at their website.
The Washington Business Journal featured Nicole Lynn Lewis, founder and CEO of Generation Hope, in their “My Story” series, where business executives share their personal and professional backgrounds and journeys that made them who they are in their own candid words.
The Department of Human Services partnered with Miriam’s Kitchen to set up a mobile clinic on Wednesday to vaccinate those experiencing homelessness in the District. The pop-up effort was also supported by Western Presbyterian Church. Learn more at NBC4.
Sandy Markwood, chief executive officer of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, is quoted in a The New York Times article discussing how COVID has driven down Americans’ demand for senior care facilities.
David Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, is quoted in an article by the Washington Post discussing how corporations are working with social media influencers to cancel-proof their racial justice initiatives.
Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, is quoted in an article by the Washington Monthly discussing how the FDA allowed manufacturers to stop clinical trials as soon as they could market their COVID vaccines.
UST recently launched a nonprofit survey to help unveil how nonprofit organizations have evolved throughout the pandemic and to identify trends in long-term strategic priorities. UST invites (and the Center encourages) all nonprofits to participate in the survey which takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Those who do compete the survey will receive a free copy of the sector report (a $99 value).
March 20 – 26
Twelve projects across Northern Virginia and the Fredericksburg area, including Center member Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (ASPAN), received a total of $2.1 million in state Homeless Reduction Grants through the Virginia Housing Trust Fund, according to the office of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s announcement Monday. Read more at The Patch.
Clyde’s Restaurant Group has opened 43 Burger as part of a collaboration with Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson. The new online restaurant will donate a portion of every sale to DC Central Kitchen. Learn more at The Patch.
Bo Shuff, executive director of DC Vote, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post that discusses how DC statehood has moved from the political fringe to the center of the national Democratic agenda.
Karen Cunningham, the executive director of Everyone Home DC, is quoted in an article about how DC is hesitant to expand the hotel shelter program for medically vulnerable residents as the waitlist grows. Read more at dcist.
League of American Orchestras CEO Simon Woods has revealed new data about orchestral performances during the pandemic, and the anticipated return to in-person performances. Learn more at Broadway World.
Lori Smetanka, executive director of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article by AARP discussing how as COVID-19 cases fall, nursing homes are experiencing a new normal.
The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy is quoted in an article by The Chronicle of Philanthropy discussing how the The Bezos Earth fund needs to stop shortchanging environmental-justice nonprofits.
Diane Yentel, president and CEO of National Low Income Housing Coalition, is mentioned in an article by CNBC that discusses how the national eviction ban is set to expire at the end of March, but the CDC likely will extend it.
Sitar Arts Center is among 21 arts organizations featured in a new report, The Alchemy of High-Performing Arts Organizations, Part II: A Spotlight on Organizations of Color, that explores how leaders view the reasons for their success and challenges they face. Released on March 10, 2021 by SMU DataArts, in partnership with The Wallace Foundation.
Governor Larry Hogan recently visited a vaccination clinic at The Arc of Prince George’s County, a provider of comprehensive support services for Marylanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn more at FOX Baltimore.
March 13 – 19
The Arlington Community Foundation has opened its annual STEM Workforce Development Teacher Fellowship program, which provides Arlington Public Schools’ teachers with opportunities to learn about workplace needs in STEM [science, technology, engineering, math]. Learn more at InsideNoVa.
Founded in 1991, Beacon House is now celebrating its 30th anniversary of service to children and families in Northeast Washington DC’s Edgewood neighborhood. Beacon House will commemorate this milestone throughout 2021 and into early 2022, when it will hold a 30th Anniversary Celebration event. In conjunction with these efforts, they have launched a new organizational website with more information and new content about its programs, its impact, and ways to get involved. Visit www.beaconhousedc.org to learn more about the organization and its 30th anniversary plans.
Parker Gilkesson, a policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing what you can do if you’re a buyer or renter who suspects you might be a victim of housing discrimination.
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is spotlighting Black women leaders in our region in honor of Women’s History Month and as part of our Center for Race, Equity, Justice & Inclusion “I am the change” series.
The Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law is raising funds for a national analysis of telehealth use, made possible by a boom in remote doctor visits to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 at clinics and hospitals. Read more at Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg Government.
Beckert’s Park, an apartment complex owned and managed by Foulger-Pratt, announced its partnership with local nonprofit Everyone Home DC. During the month of March, the ‘One for One’ campaign provides new residents of the Capitol Hill apartment building a $250 gift card to the building’s on-site Safeway. In addition, for each new move in, a matching $250 Safeway gift card will be donated to Everyone Home DC. Full press release at MultifamilyBiz.
Jim Goodman, president of the National Family Farm Coalition, joined a Sputnik News Podcast to talk about how farmers have been caught in the tensions between the US and China, in addition to several other related topics.
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care is mentioned in an article by USA Today discussing how nursing homes are pushing to reopen for visits, after COVID-19 vaccine.
Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by CNBC discussing how more than 2,000 organizations have urged Biden to extend national eviction ban.
An article by The Guardian mentions Bruce Brown, executive director of Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and his statement urging the Polk county attorney to drop all charges brought against Andrea Sahouri, who was arrested while reporting on a BLM protest.
March 6 – 12
Five employees of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) were quoted in different news articles this past week about the impact of the just passed federal stimulus package: Christine Johnson-Staub in Marketplace, Alycia Hardy in EdSource, Elizabeth Lower-Basch in WENY, Katherine Gallagher in USA Today, and Executive Director Olivia Golden in The Washington Post.
Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing Biden’s plan to nominate Big Tech critic Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission.
Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, is quoted in an article by the Public News Sector discussing how the COVID relief plan would send help where it is most needed: to children and families, people who lost jobs, rural areas, communities of color and people with disabilities.
The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) is celebrating National Peanut Month by donating 10,080 jars of peanut butter through Peanut Proud, the peanut industry’s humanitarian relief organization, to DC Central Kitchen. Learn more at Southeast AG Net.
Nony Dutton, deputy director of FreshFarm—the largest organization of farmers markets in the DC area, talks about changes to its market locations and opening schedules due to the pandemic in the Washingtonian.
Christopher Mitchell, director of community broadband networks for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, is quoted in an article by VICE discussing what the US’ definition of “Broadband” is and how it is outdated. Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute, is also quoted in an article by POLITICO discussing how Biden elated progressive Democrats by filling two key positions with critics of the tech industry.
Lori Smetanka, executive director of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article by KHN discussing how the Texas winter storm exposed gaps in senior living oversight.
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Propel Nonprofits are hosting their 10th annual Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference on April 20 & 27, and nonprofits from the DMV are welcome to attend. The Council is extending their member discount to all Center members as well. To obtain the discount code, contact Sean Sweeney at the Center.
Adam Marshall, a senior staff attorney at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, is quoted in an article by The Baltimore Sun discussing how the Big Ten presidents kept return-to-school and football communications out of public eye.
The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), in collaboration with Lyft and community partners, will operate its 2021 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide initiative from Wednesday, March 17 at 4 p.m. to Thursday, March 18 at 2 a.m., in an effort to keep the roads safe from impaired drivers. Reported by InsideNoVa.