July 24 – July 30
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 3 – July 16
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.