… commemorating its history and the movement for change

 

This past year, systemic racism, brutality and violence have tragically demonstrated how far our country still needs to go in achieving racial equity, justice and inclusion. Like many other organizations, the Center already recognizes Juneteenth as a holiday. Today we join Americans around the country in celebrating a positive step forward with its official designation as a national holiday.

The Center is committed to modeling and ensuring racial equity across all sectors. Our Center for Race, Equity, Justice and Inclusion focuses on supporting and building momentum toward real change.

In honor of Juneteenth 2021, the Center office is closed on June 18, and we are gifting a copy of Ibram Kendi’s book “How to Be an Antiracist” to three randomly selected Center members.

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May 15 – 21

ACT for Alexandria is hosting their 2021 IMPACT Racial Equity Forum on June 9 and 10. The event will highlight the history of race and racism in Alexandria, increasing mobility from poverty, the leadership imperative around operationalizing diversity, equity and inclusion, and storytelling and narrative change for racial equity. To register for IMPACT, click here. The event is virtual so attendees can participate in the sessions that best align with their schedules and interests.

Find a Helpline, a tool developed by the New Zealand charity Live for Tomorrow, expands to the USA through a partnership with the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). The tool is the world’s largest resource of mental health and crisis helplines, offering over 1,600 services in 66 countries that provide immediate emotional support over phone, text or web chat. Full press release at GlobeNewswire.

Hadar Susskind, President and CEO of Americans for Peace Now, is quoted in an article by WJLA discussing a rally of Jewish leaders at the Embassy of Israel calling for violence to end in the Middle East.

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce presented A-SPAN with the Best Business Award in the nonprofit category at their awards event held on May 19 at the Crown Plaza in National Landing. Board Chair Tim Denning, accepted the award in-person on behalf of A-SPAN. 

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is holding it’s 2nd annual Get Centered with Bingo on June 11. This free virtual event is an opportunity for nonprofits to learn from experts, have fun with their peers and win great prizes.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) and the Montgomery Museum of Art & History are hosting an exhibition of watercolors by the artist William R. (Bill) Snow through June 29. Proceeds from the sale of any of Snow’s art during the exhibition and a June 3 outdoor reception benefit CFNRV’s Fund for the New River Valley. Learn more at The Southwest Times.

The story of how Craigslist’s founder has helped DC Central Kitchen invest in small farms is exclusively featured in an article by the Washington City Paper. Also, DC Central Kitchen and their Healthy Corners program, through which sustainable partnerships are made with convenience stores and other local businesses to offer affordable fresh food, are referenced in a Washington Post article.

NBC4/T44 is awarding a total of $315,000 to 11 nonprofit organizations in the DC area, including Center member DC SCORES, through the Comcast NBC Universal Foundation Project Innovation Grant Competition. 

On June 7, Food & Friends’ Emerging Leaders Network is hosting a special program, “Charting the Path to Board Leadership.” The Emerging Leaders Network offers an opportunity to develop your leadership skills and professional network, affect change in your community, and gain hands-on experience serving on behalf of a nonprofit organization. Learn more or sign up at the events website.

The National Black Justice Coalition and Out in Tech, a non-profit for LGBTQ tech leaders, have launched the Lavender Book. This community-led directory was inspired by the Green Book, a guide released during the Jim Crow era to help Black travelers find safe restaurants, hotels, and other establishments while traveling. Learn more at Gay City News.

The National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) has announced the winning firms to be honored with NLADA‘s 2021 Beacon of Justice Award, recognizing pro bono work done to address systemic racial disparities in 2020. The awards will be celebrated at NLADA’s 2021 Exemplar Award Virtual Gala on June 9, 2021.

 

May 8 – 14

Stuart Anderson, the community engagement director for the Anacostia Coordinating Council, was quoted by the Washington Post in an article about a hospital in DC facing hard times.

Katharina Kopp, deputy director of the Center for Digital Democracy, was quoted in an article by NBC News about how websites use “dark patterns” to manipulate you.

In line with the mission of its Center for Race, Equity, Justice and Inclusion, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement is proud to highlight some of the region’s most prominent change makers. During May, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Center is spotlighting leaders who identify as AAPI for their impact and countless contributions to people and communities in need.

Nicole Lewis, executive director of Generation Hope, was interviewed about her story by WUSF Public Media. Read the transcript or listen to the interview at their website.

Latin American Youth Center was featured in an exclusive video by WIJA News about their story and services.

The McLean Project for the Arts is seeking submissions for its 15th annual MPAartfest, a one-day, juried fine art and craft show featuring local and regional visual artists. This year’s festival will take place on October 3 in McLean Central Park. The deadline to submit work is June 15. Learn more at the Tysons Reporter.

Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, was quoted in an article by healthline discussing what to do if you or a loved one can’t get the vaccine.

Tina Campanella, CEO of Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, was featured on Comcast Newsmakers sharing how QTID successfully pivoted to virtual services without interruption and discussing the continuing impact of COVID-19 on people with disabilities. Campanella was also featured with Rhonda White, Quality Trust’s Community and Family Engagement Liaison, in the East of the River magazine on their new parent-to-parent support program, Family Ties of DC.

Bruce Brown, the executive director of Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, was quoted in an article by WENY News reporting that Trump’s DOJ secretly obtained phone records of Washington Post reporters.

St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families was featured in an exclusive video by WUSA9 about their organization.

The Washington Theological Consortium announced a virtual symposium that will draw together theology and ministry leaders, faculty, and students to explore the question “Should theological schools prepare pastors, priests, and other religious leaders to serve only their religious communities or also the wider public?” Learn more at Episcobal News Service.

 

May 1 – 7

During Small Business Week, Mayor Muriel Bowser awarded a total of $5.2 million in grants to 13 businesses through the DC Local Equity, Access, and Preservation Funds (DC LEAF) program, including $340,000 to Center member DC Central Kitchen. Full press release at The DC Line.

Philanthropist Brad Clark, the founder and creative force behind the Maryland Lyric Opera, where he currently serves as Artistic Director, has donated $5 million to Food & Friends. Full press release at their website.

Nicole Lynn Lewis, founder of Generation Hope, is in an exclusive article by The Chronicle of Higher Education featuring her book and discussing the importance of supporting student parents. Lewis’ personal story has also been featured in NPR.

Join the Greater Washington Community Foundation on May 20 to celebrate the many collaborations and partnerships that have helped our community navigate the COVID-19 crisis over the past year. The Celebration of Community Champions virtual event will share the incredible stories of neighbors helping neighbors that have continued to inspire us. Learn more at their website.

Lupi Quinteros-Grady, president and chief executive of the Latin American Youth Center, published an opinion piece titled, “Reopening should not leave youths and families of color even further behind,” in The Washington Post. The organization and its mission is also featured in a video by ABC News.

League of American Orchestras announced its 76th National Conference, ‘Embracing a Changed World.’ The opening session, June 7, features musician, composer, and bandleader Wynton Marsalis in conversation with league president and CEO Simon Woods. Learn more at Broadway World.

The Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter was selected to receive a $76,500 grant from the Loudoun Community Cabinet, a fund of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. Full press release at LoudounNow.

The McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) received a donation of a large body of work of sculptor and longtime local resident Emilie Benes Brzezinski. The gift was announced at the organization’s recent “ArtSprings!” benefit, held online and featuring remarks by Brzezinski’s children Ian, Mark and Mika. Read more at InsideNoVa.

Lori O. Smetanka, the executive director for the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article by The New York Times that discusses how even with vaccines, many older people and their relatives are weighing how to manage at-home care for those who can no longer live independently.

Job training at United Planning Organization’s (UPO) Workforce Institute was featured in the City Paper’s story on Chef Jerald Thomas, who leads UPO’s culinary arts certification courses. Also, Capital Area Asset Builders invited UPO to present at a webinar on Free Tax Preparation and the Earned Income Tax Credit.

In recognition of their contribution to the legal community of the District of Columbia, the DC Bar selected Washington Council of Lawyers as the 2021 Voluntary Bar Association of the Year.

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April 24 – 30

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce announced finalists for its 35th annual Best Business Awards, including Center member A-SPAN. The awards are presented to organizations that have seen significant growth or stability while also delivering exceptional customer service and showing a concern for the Arlington community. Learn more at The Zebra.

Roanoke City Health District will host a vaccine clinic on May 5 at the Blue Ridge Independent Living Center, reported by ABC13 News and WSLS. The clinic is designed to help people with visual, hearing and physical disabilities who have had difficulties getting the vaccine. Handicap parking, assistance with transportations, and interpreters will be available.

The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness recently released a report on the number of people experiencing homelessness in the District of Columbia. Learn more at their website.

Bo Shuff, executive director of DC Vote, was interviewed by Scott Harris in a special feature published by Between the Lines.

Capital Fringe, a DC-based arts nonprofit, is partnering with Candoor Labs, a creative media organization, and Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens to produce a web series, a podcast and eventually a magazine about their “Down to Earth” initiative. Learn more at The DC Line.

The Center for Race, Equity, Justice & Inclusion held it’s 3rd Change Makers Panel Discussion on Thursday, April 29. Highlights and access to a recording of the event can be found on the Center’s website.

Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) has made many adjustments in response to COVID-19 enabling them to continue to meet the needs of the youth and families they serve. Learn about what’s new at LAYC in an exclusive video featured on ABC7.

The Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter was selected to receive a $76,500 grant, reported by LoudounNow. The grants will fund the nonprofit’s work to figure out how best to expand their services and improve their fundraising.

AL DÍA recently spoke to David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), about the future of the fight for equal LGBTQ rights in legislation.

The National Human Services Assembly (NHSA) recently named Victor Valentine as its new executive director. Read more at Youth Today.

Diane Yentel, the director of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted by The New York Times in an article discussing how Congress allocated $25 billion in December and another $21 billion in March to help people who fell behind on rent during the pandemic, yet little is reported to have reached landlords or tenants.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program‘s Cinco de Mayo SoberRide program will be in operation from 4 pm on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (Cinco de Mayo) until 2 am on Thursday, May 6, to help keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk holiday. Learn more at Connection Newspapers.

Penelope Kyritsis, director of strategic research at the Worker Rights Consortium, is quoted in an NBC News article discussing how a consumer boycott and a social media storm over Western brands’ stance on cotton produced in Xinjiang has left some companies scrambling.

 

April 17 – 23

Jonathan Singer, president of the American Association of Suicidology, was interviewed for a piece in The Atlantic investigating the notion that lockdowns increased the rate of death by suicide last year.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust has awarded Montgomery County over $640,000 in grant funding to implement green infrastructure, plant new trees in the county, monitor water quality and preserve watersheds, and create environmental conservation outreach programs. Among those awarded grants is Center member Casey Trees who’s $75,000 grant will go toward a street tree project that will plant 240 trees. Learn more at Local DVM.

CEO Mike Curtin, Jr. and DC Central Kitchen are featured in an exclusive article by the Washington Business Journal.

The Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC) and Teachers Advocating to lead Great change (TAG) will launch a four-part series on educational equity, as part of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF). The program, titled “Rooted in Research 2.0,” will stream live on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 pm EDT. Full press release at PR Newswire.

Annemarie Ward, chief executive of Faces & Voices of Recovery, is quoted in an article by DW about the challenges Scotland is facing with drug abuse.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC will celebrate its 40th year at its Spring Affair 2021 event on May 1 at 7 pm with Alan Cumming, Laura Benanti, Shangela and more. Learn more at Metro Weekly.

The Health Care Transformation Task Force (HCTTF), a group of leading health care payers, providers, purchasers and patient advocacy organizations, has announced five new Executive Committee members elected by the Task Force’s Board of Directors. Full press release at EIN.

David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, and his statement on the verdict of Derek Chauvin are featured in an article by Metro Weekly.

The National Human Services Assembly has selected Victor Valentine as executive director. He will oversee the expansion of the National Assembly’s strategic direction enhancing the sector’s positive impact on American communities. Read more at Globe Newswire.

Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by InsideNJ discussing how representatives Watson Coleman and Rutherford have introduced bipartisan legislation to install sprinkler systems in older public housing units. Yentel is also quoted in the New York Times, talking about the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act.

Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) is mentioned in an article by Street Sense Media discussing how a unique settlement agreement has created hope for change to rampant housing discrimination in DC.

The Arc Prince George’s County will host their 2021 Annual Meeting & Employee Celebration virtually on Thursday, May 13 from 6 pm – 7 pm.. You can register for free and join online for an enjoyable hour of tributes and musical entertainment by Montgomery County singer/songwriter Kelvin Dukes of 2020 America’s Got Talent fame.

Rev. Keith Byrd Sr. of Zion Baptist Church is quoted in an article by WUSA9 featuring DC religious leaders offering ‘next steps’ after the guilty verdict in the Chauvin trial.

 

April 10 – 16

Philip Pannell, who chairs the Anacostia Coordinating Council, is mentioned in an article by The Washington Post discussing how Ward 8 residents are grappling with solutions for rising violence.

Jeff Chester, executive director of Center for Digital Democracy, talks about his organization’s thoughts on the importance of US laws to protect children from Big Tech, in the Financial Times. Kathryn Montgomery, senior strategist at Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article by BBC News discussing how Facebook is being urged to scrap ‘Instagram for children’ plans.

Hannah Matthews, the associate director for policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy, is quoted by NewChannel5 Nashville in an article about Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancements Book Club will hold a Meet & Greet on Friday, April 30 at 2:00pm to kick off its next book selection, Jason Reynold’s For Every One.

The DC Department of Energy and Environment opened voting Monday for the people’s choice award for sustainability in the District of Columbia. DC Central Kitchen is one of the finalists among the entities recognized for making the District a more sustainable place to live. Read more at The Patch. DC Health and DC Central Kitchen have teamed up to make WIC benefits available at DC Corner Stores. See full press release at The DC Line.

In the spirit of uplifting the voices of LGBTQ+ and allied youth in the greater Washington, DC metro area and amplifying those voices within the community, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington (GMCW) is pleased to announce their spring GenOut Youth Chorus virtual concert Youth Invasion. Read more at broadway world.

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) announced the 2021 recipient of their $25,000 research grant, Developing a Disaster Adaptation Framework for Rural Resilience. Learn more at their website.

Leadership Fairfax is now accepting applications for their premier professional leadership development programs – LFI Signature Program and Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI). Applications are due Monday, April 26, 2021. Learn more at The Patch.

From the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Marc Zyla has started a new podcast called “Because” which will feature Simon Woods, president and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, on an upcoming episode. Learn more at WVIK.

The McLean Project for the Arts will hold its inaugural ArtSprings! “virtual” benefit on Thursday, April 29 at 8 pm. Learn more at InsideNoVa.

Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, is quoted in an article by the Big News Network discussing how the White House is pushing to vaccinate seniors.

The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) recognized Providencia Quiles, the president and acting principal of Nazareth Regional H.S., for her leadership in keeping the co-ed Catholic high school up and running for the past nine years. Read more at The Tablet.

Melanie Lockwood Herman, CEO of Nonprofit Risk Management Center, is featured in an opinion piece published by TheNonProfitTimes congratulating her on her achievements as a leader, especially during the pandemic.

Mark Falzone, president of Scenic America, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post featuring the 49 new National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads.

 

April 3 – 9

Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s community-wide Giving Day run by ACT for Alexandria, is planned for April 28, 2021. This is a time when Alexandrians come together, uplift one another and support the organizations that serve our community in the best of times and during challenging times. Learn more at The Zebra.

Jonathan Singer, president of the American Association of Suicidology, is quoted by NBC News in an article about how experts say suicidal thoughts are increasing in young kids and that it began before the pandemic.

Bob Perciasepe, president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, is quoted in an article by the Chattanooga Times Free Press with the headline, “Biden’s push for electric cars: $174 billion, 10 years and a bit of luck.” EarthX founder Trammell S. Crow and board member of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions is featured in an exclusive article by Times Record News.

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is mentioned in an article about the impact of the pandemic on Lousianna’s daycares. Read more at NOLA. The Center for Law and Social Policy also released a statement, featured on Long Island Business News, about how NY will receive $1.8B for childcare.

Available now on third-party delivery apps, every “43 Burger” sale has a 10% donation to DC Central Kitchen to help break the cycle of poverty and hunger. Learn more about the partnership between the nonprofit and the Capital’s Tom Wilson at WTOP.

Tamara Smith, president of the D.C. Primary Care Association, is mentioned in an article by The Washington Post discussing how Giant is holding off on acquiring more coronavirus vaccine for D.C. stores.

In recognition of the powerful role storytelling can play in addressing our nation’s mental health challenges, a coalition of leading media companies and experts, including Center member Entertainment Industries Council (EIC), is joining forces to change the narrative on mental health. Full press release at businesswire.

Caroline Short, director of programming at Generation Hope, and her organization are quoted and featured in an article on the demands put on student parents during the pandemic. Full article at The Chicago Maroon.

The Health Care Transformation Task Force (HCTTF or Task Force) announced the release of a paper examining long-term trends in health care spending from 2000 to 2020. Full press release at EIN Presswire.

Jesse Rabinowitz, the advocacy and campaign manager at Miriam’s Kitchen, is featured in an article by StreetSenseMedia discussing how residents are urging D.C. Health to expand resources for people experiencing homelessness.

Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, is quoted in an article by the StarTribune discussing the ‘big new push to vaccinate older Americans.’

Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by NBC News that discusses how housing advocates are saying evictions are continuing at ‘full steam’ despite a federal ban.

Penelope Kyritsis, director of strategic research at Worker Rights Consortium, is quoted in an article by Axios discussing how the Olympic committee gave a uniform contract to a Chinese company with Xinjiang ties.

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March 27 – April 2

Casey Trees and their cherry blossom map was featured on The Patch and also updated on their website.

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 Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is mentioned in an article by Medpage Today about their recent call on Congress to prioritize mental health among young people aged 16 to 25.

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.

DC Central Kitchen and the innovations that have helped their organization succeed are featured in The Washington Post.

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.

The McLean Project for the Arts opened two new exhibits on April 1st. Learn more at Tysons Today.

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.

Kathryn Monet, CEO of National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, is quoted in an article by CNN discussing Madison Cawthorn’s claim that there are zero dollars spent on homeless veterans.

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.

The American Association of Suicidology and their statement on why suicide and medical aid in dying are truly different are featured in the CT mirror.

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.

Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article by WWNY discussing how Google is getting into sleep surveillance with new Nest Hub screen.

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.

Deborah Weinstein, executive director at the Coalition on Human Needs, is quoted in an article by YubaNet discussing Pentagon spending.

DC Central Kitchen is mentioned in an article by Yahoo News looking at the factors that play into the long-term success of nonprofits.

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.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) and their recent virtual performance of the glam rock spectacle Genderosity were featured in an article by DC Metro Theater Arts.

Greater Washington Community Foundation recently released “A Reflection on a Year of COVID-19” by President & CEO Tonia Wellons. Review their Impact Report, as well as the Center’s here.

Sandy Markwood, CEO of National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, will be featured as a speaker at the 2021 Optimal Aging Conference. Learn more at The Lane Report.

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.

Johnny Perez, director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, is quoted in an article by the Gothamist discussing solitary confinement reforms in prisons.

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

Alliance for Health Policy and a webinar they hosted are mentioned in an article by Forbes discussing how Medicare could be insolvent in 2024.

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.

Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, is quoted in an article by SCENE talking about the data associated with the Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine.

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.

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February 27 – March 5

Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, is quoted in an article by the Public News Service discussing how the “Feds” are going to allow some separated immigrant families to reunite in the US.

Stacy Mitchell, executive director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, was hosted on a podcast titled Shareable that discussed “how to go even more local after COVID-19.”

Leadership Center for Excellence and Leadership Fairfax have announced recipients of their joint 2021 Northern Virginia “40 Under 40” honors, and have detailed plans for a lunchtime online program to honor them. Learn more at InsideNoVa.

Kathy Mears, interim president and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association, is quoted in an article by Religion News Service discussing how Catholic schools’ are pushing for in-person learning as a result of record enrollment drop.

Northern Virginia Health Foundation president and CEO Patricia Mathews is mentioned in an article by InsideNoVa discussing how Fairfax supervisors have begun to take up proposals from an equity panel.

 

February 20 – 26

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley announced the eighth annual GiveLocalNRV giving day will be on June 23. Registration is now open for all NRV nonprofits to get started by setting up a free, easily customizable profile page. Read more at The Roanoke Times.

Karen Cunningham, the executive director of Everyone Home DC, is quoted in an article by WAMU discussing the recent passing of a woman that was facing the unique challenges of homelessness.

Family and Medical Counseling Service, Inc. is one of the organizations listed as an option for those looking to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine in the District of Columbia. Learn more at The DC Post.

Center members Martha’s Table and Capital Area Asset Builders have been named Bank of America Neighborhood Builders for their long-term commitments to improving the economic mobility of families throughout the region. Each will receive a $200,000 grant in addition to leadership training, collaboration opportunities with a nationwide network of peer organizations and access to capital for further expansion of their social impact. Learn more at The Washington Informer.

The McLean Art Society will open The Show Must Go On Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in the Atrium Gallery of McLean Project for the Arts. Reported by TysonToday.

Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, is quoted in an article by The New York Times discussing who will be the next chief of the FDA.

The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) and Center member United Planning Organization (UPO) are partnering to execute a free new program that will help District residents facing critical financial struggles during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Full press release at The DC Line.

Scott Nova, executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post that discusses the US plan to ban China’s Xinjiang cotton fractures fashion industry supply chains.

 

February 13 – 19

Jonathan Singer, president of the American Association of Suicidology, is quoted in an article by the Chicago Sun-Times discussing the sudden rise of suicides in Black Cook County in Illinois.

A-SPAN is featured in an exclusive article by InsideNoVa discussing how they’ve evolved and innovated to overcome the pandemic.

The co-founder of Breast Care for Washington, Dr. Regina Hampton, is featured in an appreciation piece by WTOP about her accomplishments and what it means for the black community.

Amy Bailey, director of sustainability and engagement at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), is quoted in an article by Smart Cities Dive outlining climate anecdotes to inform San Diego resilience plan.

The City of Alexandria is offering free tax aid to those with incomes under $55,000. Community Tax Aid, Inc. will be supplying their expertise to ensure that taxpayers apply for all applicable credits and deductions, including the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. Reported by The Patch.

Emily Tatro, deputy director of Council for Court Excellence (CCE), is quoted in an article by WDVM discussing the public’s response to Mayor Muriel Bowser issuing a request for proposals for a public/private partnership to construct a new correctional facility.

Melkite Father Hezekias Carnazzo, founding executive director of the Virginia-based Institute of Catholic Culture, is quoted in an article by the National Catholic Register discussing the challenges Catholic parishes are facing during the pandemic, as well as how they are overcoming them.

Robyn Grant, director of public policy and advocacy at the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article by The New York Times discussing a nursing home where vaccinations have been completed, and how it offers a glimpse at what the other side of the pandemic might look like.

 

February 6 – 12

Phil Pannell, executive director for the Anacostia Coordinating Council, will serve as one of 14 members of the Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission. Read more at The Washington Blade.

In honor of Black History month, Brighter Strategies is featuring Black-led organizations and talking to their leaders about their work, as well as the importance of African American representation. Recently they talked to Glen O’Gilvie, the Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in DC. Read more on Brighter Strategies website.

Britepaths and one of their many success stories are featured in an article by FOX29.

Elizabeth Lower-Basch, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)‘s Income and Work Supports director, is quoted in an article by The American Independent discussing how “very powerful” proposed child tax credits could lift millions of children out of poverty. Olivia Golden, executive director of CLASP, is quoted in an article by Western Slope Now discussing the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act to create a permanent, national paid family and medical leave program.

Misty Thomas, executive director of the Council for Court Excellence, is quoted in a Washington Post article discussing how a Task force that includes the DC attorney general suggested that the city ‘divest’ from police, with sweeping changes to the justice system.

Craig Newmark Philanthropies (CNP) announced a $15 million donation that will directly support an expanding network of organizations to address the issue of rising hunger in America, including Center member DC Central Kitchen. Full press release at Cision PR Newswire.

Bands Empowering Nonprofits with Engagement and Fundraising Improving Tomorrow (BENEFIT) raised $20k for nonprofits including $2k for Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS). Read more at Loudoun Now. 100WomenStrong, an organization based in Loudoun County Virginia, has donated $50,000 to LAWS, reported by WDVM. 100WomenStrong also issued a challenge grant seeking public contributions to match or exceed its recent $50,000 seed donation to support LAWS’ Legal Services program. Read more at Loudoun Now.

Miriam’s Kitchen is featured in an article by Street Sense Media discussing how DC indoor regulations limit hot meals and warm space availability.

Benson Roberts, president and CEO of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, is quoted in an article by The Wall Street Journal discussing the statement that Democrats are divided over Biden’s coming pick of a top bank regulator.

Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by Bloomberg discussing why the government is having trouble ‘stopping’ evictions.

Kurt Erickson, president of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), is quoted in an article by WTOP and NBC29 discussing the prospect whether or not ‘super drunk’ drivers in VA would be empowered by repealing mandatory minimum sentences.

 

January 30 – February 5

Amy McNamer, executive director of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how the Montgomery County teacher vaccination effort left out private-school educators at the start.

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) executive director, Olivia Golden, is quoted in an opinion piece featured in The Washington Post discussing the belief that Trump created a toxic environment for immigrants and how Biden must remedy it.

Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, co-authored an opinion piece in The Hill with Mark Wolfe of the National Energy Assistance Directors Association, saying that if the GOP blocks Biden’s COVID rescue plan, America’s working poor will suffer.

The DC Bar Pro Bono Center and Exponentum™(a national network of business law pro bono providers) are uniting for a National Day of Service, with the common goal of serving nonprofits throughout the country. In Washington, DC, this governance legal clinic is FREE to eligible nonprofits and will help local organizations assess and improve governance and fiscal oversight procedures. Learn more and register at the DC Bar Pro Bono Center website.

Stacy Mitchell, co-director of Institute for Local Self-Reliance, is quoted in a blog by OneZero about how Amazon was accused of systematically shortchanging some of its lowest-paid, most precarious workers.

Adam Rocap, deputy director of Miriam’s Kitchen, is quoted in an article by the DCist discussing how district health officials have begun vaccinations for people experiencing homelessness.

Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, is quoted in an article by PEW discussing how many in need will not get a COVID vaccine simply because they don’t have a ride.

Diane Yentel, of National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by USA Today discussing how millions of Americans could lose their homes despite President Biden’s eviction moratorium order.

PRS announced the launch of its Family Peer Support Partner Services to help families of youth diagnosed with mental health or substance use disorders. See the full story at The Patch.

The Shenandoah Community Foundation has distributed $76,000 in grants to 14 nonprofit organizations including Center member Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging. Learn more at The Northern Virginia Daily.

A joint project launched by Pepco and the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) to “advance equity, inclusion, economic opportunity and social justice” for underserved communities in DC will be fully inclusive of LGBTQ people. Read more at The Washington Blade.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) CEO, Kurt Erickson, is quoted in an article by NBC29 discussing how Virginia lawmakers have advanced bills eliminating mandatory minimum prison sentences for various crimes, including DUIs.

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… providing a little extra motivation to meet aspirations for a healthy, active lifestyle.

 

The program is available to everyone enrolled in VitalHealth, PLUS staff at all Center member organizations—at no charge. The only thing needed to participate is a Smartphone (there’s no tracker/wearable device required!).

The program’s app makes it easy to set goals, track progress and compete with colleagues in fitness challenges. Our first challenge, Step Up with VitalHealth begins April 12! Learn more and access the challenge link in our members-only resource center (you will be prompted to login first).

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and searching for our next star!

The Center is delighted to share the growth and success of the Upper Georgia Avenue (UGA) Main Street program and recognize Executive Director Paul Ruppert as he moves to lead small business programming in West Virginia.

For nearly two years the Center has partnered with the District’s Department of Small and Local Business Development, Community Board Members and Main Street America to support businesses and communities on Georgia Avenue from Missouri to Eastern Avenues. Accomplishments include:

  • Providing more than $55,000 in grant funding to 17 independent businesses along Georgia Avenue in 2020
  • Providing direct support, technical assistance and capacity building to over 75 businesses in the corridor impacted by the pandemic
  • Launching and maintaining engaging social media platforms and a comprehensive website for ongoing communications and coordination with the community and small businesses
  • Hosting ongoing technical assistance and community engagement sessions

The Center is excited to launch the search for our next Executive Director to continue the exciting work of the UGA Main Street program.

Learn more or apply for the position at Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street Executive Director

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As we move forward from this unbelievable year, we’d like to remember and share some of the positive changes and outcomes we saw at the Center. We’d like to hear about your achievements as well. Email Ellen Pochekailo with your proudest moments, and we’ll share with our networks.

Review the Center’s 2020 Look Back below or download a PDF here.

We’d like to thank Greater Washington Community Foundation for also sharing their impact report. They launched the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund on March 12, 2020 and led a coordinated regional philanthropic response to the pandemic and resulting economic crisis. See the results here.

 

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January 23 -29

Rashaan Bernard, president of Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR), is quoted in a sponsored article by the DCist discussing what is being done to equip Ward 8’s youth with mental health resources during COVID-19.

Thirty national organizations, including Center member Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), have pledged their support of a framework for a national subsidized employment program that was released by Heartland Alliance. Full press release at Cision PRweb.

In line with its focus on advancing DEI, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement is offering a course to help expand leadership opportunities for women of color. This 3-part class, Transitioning to a Consulting Career, will be taught by well-known consultant Michela M. Perrone, Ph.D. and start on March 2.

Bo Shuff, executive director of DC Vote, is quoted in an opinion piece by The DC Line discussing the prospect of DC becoming a state. Schuff was also quoted in an article by The Washington Informer discussing a DC statehood bill filed by Sen. Thomas Carper of Delaware.

Judith Hanley of Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) received an honorable mention for the Nonprofit Executive category of the Loudoun Chamber’s annual Community Service Awards. Learn more at The Loudoun Times.

Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by CNBC discussing how nearly 20% of renters in America are behind on their payments.

Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, is quoted in an opionion piece published by USA Today discussing why Joe Biden should end the Guantanamo Bay chapter for detainees.

Rev. Katey Zeh, CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, is quoted in an article by The Black Chronicle discussing how progressive faith groups are welcoming Biden’s moves to expand access to abortion.

Pepco and the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) have partnered to expand training, jobs and higher wages for District of Columbia residents. Learn more at The Washington Informer.

Scott Nova, the executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium, is quoted by The Washington Post in an opinion piece titled “China seized my sister. Biden must fight for her and all enslaved Uighurs.”

 

January 16 – 22

Jennifer Owens, president and CEO of the Arlington Community Foundation, and her organization are featured in an article by InsideNoVa discussing the $120,000 raised in December to fulfill all of the year-end wishes of 24 Arlington-serving nonprofit organizations.

The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) has partnered with La Cocina VA to support the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN). Learn more at InsideNoVa.

Ashley Burnside, a policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), is quoted in a Washington Monthly article about Biden’s Family Assistance Plan.

We, The Pizza partnered with DC Central Kitchen to donate meals to hundreds of troops on Capitol Hill. Learn more at ABC.

DRG Talent Advisory Group is launching its third annual Pro Bono – Executive Search for any small to mid-sized nonprofit. For 2021, DRG is welcoming proposals from nonprofit organizations with annual budgets between 1-10 million dollars that have a mission to advance: food security efforts, LGBTQ+ justice, or racial equity and empowerment.

Dalia Mogahed, research director at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, is quoted in an article by NPR discussing the difficult task Biden faces in erasing the legacy of Trump’s travel ban.

Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff volunteered at Martha’s Table before inauguration. The story was covered by multiple news outlets like The Washington Post and WUSA9.

The McLean Project for the Arts is one of several organizations to get both an emergency relief grant and an operating support grant from ArtsFairfax. The grants combine for more than $30,000, according to MPA Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Deborah Bissen. Learn more at the Tysons Reporter.

 

January 9 – 15

Stuart Anderson, director of community engagement for the Anacostia Coordinating Council, is mentioned in a Washington Post article discussing vaccine accessibility in DC.

In a recent article by Inequality.org, Pronita Gupta, director of job quality at the Center for Law and Social Policy, points out that women are now either the sole or co-breadwinner in 64 percent of families.

Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, is quoted in an article by The Philadelphia Inquirer discussing how Ivanka Trump jump-started the stalled pandemic food program under congressional investigation.

Bo Shuff, executive director of DC Vote, is quoted in an article by the Washington Informer discussing the latest DC statehood advocates and their strategies with the 117th Congress.

DRG Talent Advisory Group has joined with Sports Philanthropy Network to offer an Executive Mastermind Forum for nonprofit executives leading youth sports organizations and looking to build stronger, healthier and more effective organizations. This six-week learning series starts January 26.

Martha’s Table distributed over 100 hot meals to people experiencing homelessness in DC on Christmas. Learn more at the Patch.

Lori Carbonneau, executive director of the McLean Project for the Arts, is quoted in an article by InsideNoVa discussing retiring McLean Community Center (MCC) executive director George Sachs.

Scott Schenkelberg, CEO of Miriam’s Kitchen, is quoted in an article by WAMU discussing how the unhoused community is being ‘forced to adapt’ to inauguration security protocols.

Tiffany Turner-Allen, executive director of Nonprofit Prince George’s County, published an article in The Nonprofit Quarterly titled ‘To Support Black-led Nonprofits, Fund Us for Capacity Building & Infrastructure.’

Scott Nova, executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how the U.S. government announced that it will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from the Uighur region of China.

 

January 2 – 8

After working as close partners through the pandemic, the City of Alexandria and community nonprofit ACT for Alexandria have come together to launch a new program called the Alexandria Resilience Fund. Learn more at ALXnow.

Phil Pannell, who serves as executive director of the Anacostia Coordinating Council, is among nine people selected as grand marshals for the 40th Annual DC Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade. Learn more at The Washington Blade.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced the opening of the 2021 grant cycles for its Community Investment Funds (CIF), The Environment Fund, and The Ross-Roberts Fund for the Arts. The Community Foundation conducts several discretionary grant cycles each year that help meet critical needs and seed innovative solutions to complex social problems across the region.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley is continuing to receive scholarship applications, but not for much longer. Applications are due by 5pm on Monday, February 1. Learn more at The Roanoke Times.

DC Vote executive director Bo Shuff is quoted in an article by The Washington Citypaper discussing what the Georgia vote results could mean for DC statehood.

Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is mentioned in an article by The Washington Post discussing different outdoor charitable cleanup activities people can take part in to start off their new year. 

Six new members have joined the Board of Directors of the League of American Orchestras. Reported by broadway world.

Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, is quoted in an article by The New York Times discussing how more US pharmacies are starting to vaccinate high-risk groups.

Nathan Harrington, the executive director of the Ward 8 Woods Conservancy, is featured on a podcast called the Kojo Nnamdi Show.

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December 12 – January 1

The Arlington Community Foundation has launched its 2021 scholarship program, giving students a one-stop opportunity to apply for more than 45 different scholarship funds for a combined total of $400,000 in student aid. Learn more at InsideNoVA.

Jeff Chester, the executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how the FTC called on nine companies to disclose their data collection practices.

Glen O’Gilvie, CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, published an article in The Washington Post discussing “why you should apply a racial equity lens to your end-of-year giving.”

The Patch reported that JPMorgan Chase is providing $50,000 to both the Capital Area Food Bank and the D.C. Central Kitchen as the COVID-19 pandemic increases demand for meals and other services by local families hit hard by the crisis.

Generation Hope is now recruiting their next class of student parent scholars (teen parents attending local colleges and universities) for their Scholar Program, which provides wraparound support, including financial aid, mentorship, mental health support, case management, and early childhood development for students’ pre-k children. Scholar applications can be found at their website. They are also recruiting caring community members interested in mentoring Scholars in either individual (Mentor) or group (Resource Family) mentorship opportunities. Mentorship applications can also be found at their website.

The Health Care Transformation Task Force (HCTTF or Task Force), a group of leading health care payers, providers, purchasers and patient advocacy organizations, announced its FY 2021 Executive Committee. Reported by EIN Presswire.

Northwest Federal Credit Union recently received the Leadership Fairfax Corporate Leadership award as part of the 24th Annual Northern Virginia Leadership Awards program. Reported by businesswire.

The Loudoun Impact Fund has awarded $100,000 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations serving the county, including $10,000 to Center member Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter. Reported by Loudoun Now.

Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, is quoted in an article by The Baltimore Sun discussing how effective face masks are.

Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by CNBC discussing how the bipartisan Covid-19 relief bill will provide ‘essential’ protections for tenants behind on rent.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Business Women’s Giving Circle has awarded $60,000 to five local nonprofit organizations as part of its annual grant cycle, including $10,000 to Center member Space of Her Own, Inc. Reported by InsideNoVA.

On December 22, The Parks Main Street was featured on ABC7 Good Morning Washington, interviewing its executive director Edwin Washington.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) president, Kurt Erickson, is quoted in an article by InsideNoVA about the 23rd annual “Law Enforcement Awards of Excellence for Impaired Driving Prevention.”

 

December 5 – 11

Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article by TechTarget discussing how Apple is requiring privacy notices from app developers.

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) has signed a 36,000-square-foot lease at RiverPoint at Buzzard Point, a 73,000-square-foot, mixed-use development in the works in southwest Washington, D.C. Reported by the Commercial Observer.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, in partnership with the Greater Washington Community Foundation and the PNC Foundation, announced a $200,000 grant to support infant and toddler childcare and early childhood education programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full $200,000 grant has been awarded to support local family-based early care providers through Infant/Toddler Family Day Care, a local provider that will directly support 85 Northern Virginia-based family childcare providers, all of which are led by women of color. Reported by WDMA and InsideNoVA.

Dalia Mogahed, director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, is quoted in an article by NPR discussing the breakdown of how Muslims voted in the 2020 election compared to 2016.

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In Ward 8, four organizations have come together to help residents improve their financial situation in a simple way — by giving them five monthly cash payments of $1,100. The program, called THRIVE East of the River, is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its outsized economic impacts on underserved communities in Wards 7 and 8. It is a collaboration between Martha’s Table, Bread for the City, the 11th Street Bridge Park, and Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative (FSFSC). Learn more at Street Sense Media. 

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Business Women’s Giving Circle (BWGC) has announced the winners of its annual grant cycle, including Center member Space of Her Own. Reported by Prince William Living.

Linda Holtzapple, executive director of Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA), is quoted in an article by The Winchester Star discussing ways to alleviate feelings of isolation, particularly with seniors.

The Veterans Consortium (TVC) announced two newly elected members of the Executive Board who join a distinguished group of veteran advocates championing TVC’s mission of ensuring veterans receive excellent pro bono legal representation. Reported by CISION PR Newswire.

 

November 28 – December 4

Jonathan Singer, president of the American Association of Suicidology, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how to talk to loved ones when you’re worried about their mental health.

Britepaths needs community assistance to make the holiday season a happy one for 500 local families in need. Learn more at Connection Newspapers.

Lumina has given a $200,000 grant to the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). Learn more at the foundation’s website.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is teaming up with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and other state associations for an upcoming virtual summit. Center members are invited to participate in this two-day conference with 25 breakout sessions, 2 keynotes, wellness opportunities and facilitated networking conversations this Tuesday and Thursday, December 8 and 10. Use code “Partnership” to receive the member discount. Learn more at here. The Center has also scheduled its 2nd Change Makers Panel Discussion for December 17, 9:30-10:30am. Learn more about this free event here.

After more than three decades as one of the District’s key organizations serving the poor and hungry, D.C. Central Kitchen is planning a relocation that will revamp the nonprofit’s ability to serve the region’s most needy. Learn more at The Washington Post. Mike Curtin, Jr., executive director of DC Central Kitchen, joined CBSN in a video discussing how millions of Americans are bracing for holidays amid rising food insecurity.

Jackson Williams, vice president of public policy at Dialysis Patient Citizens, had an article recently published by AJMC titled, “The Wrong Way to Design a Medicare Mandatory Demonstration.”

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) and its executive director, Dr. Judy Hanley, are mentioned in an article by the Loudoun Times discussing how Loudoun County has seen an increase in severity as domestic violence continues during the pandemic.

McLean Project for the Arts is opening two new exhibitions on December 9. Learn more at Tysons Today.

Aaron Dorfman, president of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, is quoted in an article by The Chronicle of Philanthropy discussing a “nonprofit wish list” of things the Biden administration could do to benefit the country’s nonprofit organizations.

Nueva Vida, an Alexandria cancer support network for Latinas, launched its second online art auction on November 30. “VIDART” will run through December 13. Learn more at The Zebra.

Amy Rice, vice president of programs at St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families, is quoted in an article by The Diamondback discussing how local organizations are fearful for what’s next as the CDC eviction moratorium ends.

Scott Nova, executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium, is quoted in an article by The Wall Street Journal discussing how Covid-19 infections have surged at one of the world’s largest medical glove maker organizations.

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