August 21 – August 27
Casey Trees and its efforts to replant trees in Washington DC are mentioned in an article by The Washington City Paper.
The Center for Black Equity plans to stream the ‘Fierceness Served!’ Film featuring D.C. artists and activists. Reported by the Washington Blade and The Washington City Paper. Earl D. Fowlkes, Jr., president of the Center for Black Equity, was appointed to the D.C. Police Complaints Board by Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Doug Vine, director of energy analysis at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, is quoted in an article by the Houston Chronicle discussing the federal efforts to clean up the national power grid. Nat Keohane, president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, is quoted in an article by Yahoo News discussing Democrats’ climate and infrastructure plans.
Ashley Burnside, a policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy, is quoted in an article by CNBC that discusses signing up late for the $3,000 child tax credit.
One Night One Goal, the signature annual fundraising event for DC SCORES, will be on September 9th at Audi Field. Guests will enjoy VIP access to the stadium and will have the opportunity to mingle with VIPs, enjoy delicious food and drink, bid on one-of-a-kind auction experiences, and more.
Patrice Snow is joining DC Vote as comms director, learn more at POLITICO. Bo Shuff, the executive director of DC Vote, is quoted in an article by the Washington Informer discussing how DC leaders want statehood on Washington Agenda.
Homes Not Borders is featured in multiple articles that consolidate lists of nonprofits helping Afghan refugees. Learn more at the DCist, CNET, and Marketplace.
My Sister’s Place shelter has hired Jennifer Bero as the new executive director. Learn more at Gainesville Times.
Buzz Roberts, president of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, is quoted in an article by MarketWatch discussing new legislation that will attempt to turn empty offices into affordable housing.
National Grants Management Association executive director Andrew S. Goldschmidt is mentioned in an article by AssociationsNow discussing how his association expanded meeting revenue and membership in the past two years.
The National Human Services Assembly welcomed over 50 national leaders in the health and human service sector to its virtual 2021 Annual Meeting on Monday, August 23, 2021. Full press release at GlobeNewswire.
PRS received a $210,000 grant to expand mental health services to underinsured and diverse populations. Full press release at The Patch.
August 14 – August 20
D.C. Central Kitchen received $275,000 to support nutrition education and healthy food awareness in public schools from UnitedHealthcare, which recently awarded more than $11 million in Empowering Health grants across the country. Learn more at ABC7.
Food & Friends will be delivering medically tailored meals to people living with cystic fibrosis (CF) in the Washington, D.C., area, as part of a new collaboration with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Learn more at Cystic Fibrosis News Today.
Maryland non-profit Homes Not Borders is expecting a surge in Afghan refugees and is looking for volunteers and donations to help refugees feel welcomed. Learn more at ABC7.
Building Hope, a non-profit foundation highlighting the community-strengthening work being done at their partner schools, spotlights the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) Career Academy in a press release published by businesswire,
Applications are now open for Leadership Fairfax’s Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) and Leadership Fairfax Institute (LFI) Programs in September. There are only a few spots left! Learn more at their website.
Registration is open for fall art classes at McLean Project for the Arts (MPA). Offerings include both the return of favorites, and the debut of exciting new options. MPA will be holding fall classes both online and in-studio. Learn more at their website.
Diane Yentel, president and chief executive officer of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by USA Today discussing how a lot of Federal aid isn’t making it to renters or landlords.
August 7 – August 13
The final #CenterRoadTrip destination is set for Thursday, September 2nd from 12:00-1:00pm. Join Center team members and peers for a virtual coffee, debrief of our journey and a chance to get an inside look at the Standards for Excellence Education Packets.
DC Central Kitchen is among the NBA Foundation’s national cohort of grantees lifting up the talents and aspirations of Black youth. Reported by ABC7 and The Washington Informer.
Bo Shuff, executive director of DC Vote, is quoted in an article by The Washington City Paper discussing how D.C. was the first gerrymandered district and Hamilton politically spun away its congressional representation.
Leadership Fairfax is seeking community service project proposals from local nonprofits for consideration by their Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI) teams. All submissions are due by August 20. Learn more at The Patch.
Diane Yentel, president of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by CBSN discussing how to get the billions in government rent aid that has been made available during the pandemic.
Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities’ Morgan Whitlatch, legal director, and Ryan King, board member, were featured in The New York Times discussing how Britney Spears and her court-appointed conservatorship shined a light on the experiences of disabled people in D.C.. Morgan Whitlatch was also featured in The DC Line and on The Heumann Perspective Podcast sharing how the impact of restrictive guardianship on people with disabilities impacts their life and decisions.
The First Tee of Greater Washington, D.C. gave young kids in the area the chance last week to play golf and learn life skills in a camp hosted by former NFL wide receiver, and Super Bowl MVP, Santonio Holmes. Learn more at WUSA9.
July 31 – August 6
The 2021 Arlington County Fair will move forward from August 18 – 22 at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. The fair will feature new attractions as well as familiar favorites. Learn more at InsideNoVa.
Capital Area Asset Builders CEO Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz is quoted in an article by the Washington City Paper discussing a new fund that positions ‘socially disadvantaged’ business owners to purchase property in DC.
Casey Trees and their tips for supporting local trees are featured in Forest Hills Connections.
Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article by MediaPost discussing COPPA.
The Council for Court Excellence and their letter to the D.C. Department of Human Services suggesting changes to the program’s website is referenced in an article by The Washington Post. Misty C. Thomas, the executive director of the Council for Court Excellence, is also featured in an article by The DC Line discussing how Britney Spears’ experience is making the case for less restrictive alternatives to guardianship and conservatorship.
The NBA Foundation announced that DC Central Kitchen will receive a $100,000 grant to continue their work in DC to create employment opportunities, further career advancement, and drive greater economic empowerment for Black youth. Learn more at NBA.
Seven new board members have joined the board of directors of the League of American Orchestras. Learn more at Broadway World.
Cliff Beckford, the executive director of Lydia’s House, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post reporting that D.C. officials are pushing tenants to apply to D.C.’s rent relief program.
Niaz Dorry, executive director of the National Family Farm Coalition, is featured in a podcast by OZY. Learn more at PRN.
Diane Yentel, the president of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by The New York Times discussing how the Biden administration made a last-ditch, failed appeal to extend the moratorium to buy more time for states to distribute rental aid.
Registration is now open for the Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) movement’s virtual cohorts starting in September. Learn more at their website.
The Veterans Consortium (TVC) announced a newly appointed TVC executive board member, Mario Marquez, who joins a distinguished group of veteran advocates championing the mission of TVC. Full press release at PRN.