January 24 – January 30

On Jan. 18, Americans for Peace Now hosted a webinar to discuss why Palestinian-American activists oppose Israel’s admittance to the United States Visa Waiver Program. Read more about the collaborative webinar here.

The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness (TCP) conducted the 2022 Point-in-Time Count, the annual census of the number and demographic characteristics of individuals experiencing homelessness in the District this week. This provides an opportunity to identify gaps in the current portfolio of services and informs future program planning.

On March 12 at the Lincoln Theatre, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D.C. will perform “Brand New Day,” a look at family, love, and acceptance, inspired by lyrics from “The Human Heart” featured in the one-act musical, “Once on This Island.”

Nicole Lynn Lewis, founder and chief executive officer of Generation Hopeis quoted in an article in Yahoo! News discussing how parents are the invisible population of students in higher education.

Bill Gates recognizes Kakenya Ntaiya, founder of Kakenya’s Dream, for her work educating the Maasai girls and ending harmful traditional practices like child marriage. Read more here.

The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is sponsoring Catholic Schools Week this week, themed “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”

The National Coalition for LGBTQ Health launched its Inaugural State of LGBTQ Health National Survey™ for healthcare providers who serve LGBTQ patients. This survey covers intersectional topics in LGBTQ health and can be accessed here.

Rick Cohen, chief communications officer of the National Council of Nonprofitsis quoted in an article in the Wall Street Journal discussing how financial technology is making it easier to donate to charities.

Melanie Herman, executive director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Centeris quoted in an article in the Nonprofit Times discussing the conflicting state and federal law surrounding marijuana and the challenges nonprofit managers have developing guidelines.

A new COVID Center will operate inside the Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ on 13th Street NW in Ward 4. Find hours and locations of all seven operating centers on the District’s coronavirus website.

The White House Historical Association released a new episode of the 1600 Sessions podcast, “Abraham Lincoln, Robert Burns, and the Scottish Connection,” which details the long history of Scottish influence on the White House.


January 17 – January 23

The Washington City Paper wrote an in-depth profile of Robert Shaut, Director of Tree Operations at Casey Treesin a series profiling the people who keep the ordinary and extraordinary parts of D.C. running.

Nat Keohane, president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, is quoted in an article in the New York Times discussing how addressing climate change is simultaneously urgent and a long game.

The District of Columbia Nurses Association (DCNA) joined members of National Nurses United to speak out about the current nursing shortage. Full details can be found in a Washington Informer article.

Last week, Generation Hope released its “Next Generation Academy Impact Report,” the newest resource for the education field detailing data, strategies, and best practices in the implementation of two-generation models.

In an article in the BBC discussing safety in synagogues, Rabbi Hyim Shafner, who leads the Kesher Israel synagogue, is quoted.

Lupi Quinteros-Grady, president and CEO of the Latin American Youth Center, is quoted in an article in the Washington Informer discussing how the recent COVID spike has after-school programs demanding better collaboration with partners.

The National Catholic Educational Association is featured in an article in the Long Island Press discussing National Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 30 – Feb. 5.

National Low Income Housing Coalition President and CEO Diane Yentel, is quoted in a Washington Post article discussing a new FEMA program that would place homeless disaster survivors in apartments.

Glenn Blumhorst, the president and CEO of the National Peace Corps Association, is quoted in an article in USA Today discussing future transparency in the association.

January 3 – January 16

A brief filed by America’s Power, formerly called the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, is quoted in an article in the New Yorker discussing the potential ramifications of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency.

Chris Maxwell, director of public relations and media at the American Association of Suicidology, is quoted in an article by Bloomberg Law discussing how Call Centers operate on limited resources.

Hannah Matthews, the deputy executive director for policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy, is quoted in an article in the Atlantic discussing how the lack of guarantee to paid leave is the key missing public-health element in our response to the pandemic.

In an article in the Washington InformerBo Shuff, executive director of DC Vote, is quoted discussing the Peace Walk today to urge the U.S. Senate to consider the Freedom to Vote Act of 2021 and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021.

Edward Smith, executive director of the District of Columbia Nurses Association, is quoted in an article in Axios discussing the staffing shortages in District hospitals.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC announced the hiring of André Coleman as the organization’s inaugural director of development. More details can be found in the DC Metro Theater Arts profile.

The McLean Project for the Arts will give community members an opportunity to hear from the artists behind its current exhibitions virtually at 7 p.m. on January 20th. Visit this page for more information.

Diane Yentel, CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, welcomed the increased pace of rental aid disbursement in a quote in a U.S. News article. Yentel was also quoted in an article in the Washington Post discussing the devastating fires in Philadelphia and the Bronx.

Johnny Perez, director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, is quoted in an article in the Washington Post discussing how publishing mug shots can disproportionately impact people of color.

Kurt Erickson, president of the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program is quoted in an article by InsideNoVa discussing the success of the SoberRide program this holiday season.

White House Historical Association partners with New York University to sponsor first-ever digital exhibition internship exploring White House fashion history through art. More details can be found in the full press release.

Scott Novam, executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium, is quoted in an article discussing how the IOC failed to clarify whether merchandise for the upcoming Beijing Olympics was made with forced labor.


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