July 24 – July 30

Philip Pannell, executive director of the Anacostia Coordinating Council, is quoted in an article by The Washington Blade featuring the LGBTQ leaders behind D.C. statehood fight.

Nathaniel Keohane, president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, is quoted in an article by InsideClimate News discussing why the Paris Climate Agreement might be doomed to fail.

Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article by USA Today discussing how Facebook is trying to protect its young users.

A concert special titled Beyond the Notes will donate 20% of all proceeds to the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), reported by The Patch. The board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced that grants totaling more than $84 million were approved in the first and second quarters of 2021, including $1.8 million to the Center for Law and Social Policy.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is requesting nominations for its Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership Award, which recognizes exceptional nonprofit chief executives in the Washington area. Reported by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

​​The Council for Court Excellence (CCE) sent a letter Thursday to the D.C. Department of Human Services with a list of recommendations to improve STAY DC. Misty Thomas, the executive director of the Council for Court Excellence, is quoted in an article by the DCist discussing why Mayor Bowser accused D.C. courts of creating a ‘Public Safety Crisis.’

Freshfarm is featured in an exclusive article about their organization published by the Fairfax County Times.

Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River has openings for teens to help with several stand-alone service projects on finishing handicap-accessible fishing platforms and trail improvements at Seven Bends State Park in Woodstock. Learn more at The Northern Virginia Daily.

Carlos Quesada, founder and executive director of the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights, is quoted in an article by VOA News discussing how Nicaragua’s media is reportedly being scared into silence during the election year.

Buzz Roberts, president and CEO of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, is quoted in an article by AHF discussing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

Kathryn Monet, CEO of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, is quoted in an article by Stars and Stripes discussing how the Senate committee advanced a bill to help homeless veterans as national eviction moratorium is set to end.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press announced that registration is open for the 2021 Freedom of the Press Awards and 50th anniversary celebration. Learn more at their website.

St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families will receive a $5,000 check from the unlikely source of a teen who was named a Baskin-Robbins’ “Pint-Sized Heroes”. Full story at WDVM.


July 17 – July 23

Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, the CEO of Capital Area Asset Builders, is quoted in an article by the DCist discussing how in D.C., a new tax measure could help eradicate poverty — if residents take advantage of it.

YouthToday published an opinion piece by Khari Brown, CEO of Capital Partners for Education (CPE).

Nat Keohane, president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, is quoted in an article by The Hill discussing how Democrats are seeking to tackle climate change with an import tax.

Ashley Burnside, a policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy, is quoted in an article by The Journal discussing the Monthly expanded child tax credit payments that began this past week.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley announced on July 20 that it held its largest GiveLocalNRV event on June 23, benefiting more than 90 nonprofits across the New River Valley and drawing attention to the work they do. Full story at SWVA Today.

The Washington Post published an opinion piece written by Misty C. Thomas, executive director of the Council for Court Excellence.

UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, awarded $2.25 million in Empowering Health grants to 13 community-based organizations, including $275,000 to Center member D.C. Central Kitchen. Full press release at Yahoo Finance.

Leadership Fairfax unveiled its 2021-22 Board of Directors, with Danny Vargas of VARComm Solutions serving as the new chairman. Learn more at The Patch.

The McLean Project for the Arts will host its annual MPAartfest on Sunday, October 3 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at McLean Central Park. Learn more at TysonsToday.

Dr. Saskia Osendarp, executive director of Micronutrient Forum, is quoted in an article by Helsinki Times that discusses how nutrition must be a key focus of the global response to the pandemic.

Joan Hatem-Roy, CEO of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore, was awarded the Excellence in Leadership Award Monday by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Learn more at WHAV.

The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) conducted an informative and successful FORUM 2021 conference from June 22-25, 2021. Full press release at EINPresswire.

The Rev. Michael Sessoms of Little Union Baptist Church in Dumfries joined Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement to support the establishment of a crisis receiving center in the county during a news conference last week. Full story at InsideNoVa.

Worker Rights Consortium executive director Scott Nova is quoted in an article by POLYGRAPH discussing how, despite growing evidence, China is denying Uyghur ‘forced labor.’


July 3 – July 16

ACT for Alexandria’s president & CEO, Heather Peeler, published an article about her organization in Alexandria Living.

Jo-Ann Maitland, the president of American Gold Star Mothers, is quoted in an article by The Guardian discussing Veterans groups and the withdrawal from America’s ‘forgotten war’.

Stuart Anderson, director of community engagement for the Anacostia Coordinating Council, is mentioned in an article by The Washington Post discussing how D.C. community ambassadors went door to door to encourage coronavirus vaccinations.

Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) has assumed a new identity: PathForward. Learn more about their new brand at InsideNoVa.

Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, CEO of the Capital Area Asset Builders, is quoted in an article by The DCist discussing the start of the new child tax credit.

The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness is mentioned in an article by The DCist about the next phase in DC’s plan to end homeslessness.

DC Central Kitchen is partnering with JK Community Farm, a 150-acre farm in western Loudoun County, to expand its food distribution to reach those facing food insecurity in Washington, D.C. Read more at The Patch.

Phillip Rutherford, chief operating officer at Faces & Voices of Recovery, is quoted in an article by FilterMag discussing how to improve vaccine access to people who use drugs.

Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River is hosting an event series this summer entitled “Voices of the Shenandoah – In Story and Song,” featuring storytelling, music, and education at local breweries throughout the Valley. Learn more at Augusta Free Press and at The Northern Virginia Daily.

Christopher Mitchell, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s broadband director, is quoted in an article by Statescoop discussing how state and local governments can use American Rescue Plan funding to expand high-speed internet access.

Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens are featured in an article by The Washington Post discussing the gardens and the organization.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has approved the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) for a $25,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership.

Applications are being accepted for two of Leadership Fairfax‘s premier professional leadership development programs, each of which is a 10-month program that will begin in September. Learn more at The Patch.

Judy Hanley, the executive director of the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, is quoted in an article by LoudounNow discussing the cost of living in Loudoun.

David Johns, executive director of the civil rights group National Black Justice Coalition, is mentioned in an article by USA Today discussing how Trans activists want the Biden administration to address the ‘epidemic’ of violence.

Diane Yentel, president and chief executive of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how of the billions of dollars allotted by Congress for emergency relief, only $1.5 billion had been spent by the end of May, according to Treasury Department data.

Residents of Pathway Homes Inc. are showcasing and selling their artworks, poetry and crafts in the ninth annual Summer of the Arts Exhibit, now on display in Vienna. Learn more at InsideNoVa.

Morgan Whitlatch, legal director for the nonprofit Quality Trust for Individuals With Disabilities, is mentioned in an article by The New York Times discussing how Britney Spears’ case has drawn wider attention and questions toward guardianship in general.

Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) is mentioned in a press release announcing the Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduction of the Underground Utility Work Minimum Wage and Prevailing Wage Act of 2021. Read more at The DC Line.

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