Hispanic Heritage month is an annual celebration of the history and culture of U.S. Hispanic communities.

The anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua is on the 15th of September, which is why the month of celebration spans from September 15th to October 15th.

This month, the Center commemorates the diverse experience of Hispanic leaders through the I am the Change series.

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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 PaperEarl 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 POLITICOBo 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 DCistCNET, 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 PostMisty 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.

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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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June 26 – July 2

Qlarant Foundation will provide grants totaling $412,500 to 20 community organizations that support underserved populations in Maryland and Washington, DC, including Center member Breast Care for Washington, DC. Full press release at GlobeNewswire.

Kenya Hutton, deputy director of the Center for Black Equity, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how in the shadow of Pride Month, queer people of color have stepped out.

Doug Vine, the director of energy analysis at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, joined Wake Up With Cheddar to break down how climate change is exacerbating extreme weather events across the U.S. Published by cheddar news.

Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article by Politico about The Federal Trade Commission’s first meeting under new Chair Lina Khan.

Stephanie Schmit, director of child care and early education at the Center for Law and Social Policy, is quoted in an article by truthout discussing child care.

The Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena announced the appointment of a new Chairman of the Board, Murry N. Gunty, and additional Directors. Learn more at Businesswire.

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging announced and detailed their Annual Conference and Tradeshow on EIN Presswire.

The National Catholic Educational Association is looking to rebound from its biggest one-year enrollment drop since the 1970s. Full story at EducationWeek.

The National Council of Nonprofits is mentioned in an article by The Daily Signal discussing how large salaries at a conservation group created by Congress are raising eyebrows. Also, the National Council of Nonprofits’ president & CEO, Tim Delaney, is quoted in an article by The NonProfit Times discussing SCOTUS’s decision to reverse donor disclosure demands.

Johnny Perez, director of the U.S. Prisons Program for the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, is quoted in an article by The Appeal discussing the movement to end solitary confinement.

The Parks Main Street is hosting the Riggs Park Art Crawl this Friday (7/9) and Saturday (7/10) starting at Culture Coffee Too (300 Riggs Road, NE) from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. For more information, visit their events page.

The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (ATC) and their volunteers are mentioned in an article by Connection Newspapers discussing how Arlington naturalist groups united to help clean a trail of an invasive plant.

Morgan K. Whitlatch, legal director at Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, is quoted in an article by Salon discussing Britney Spears’s conservatorship.

 

June 19 – 25

Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how the US sent Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses.

The Barbara McDowell Foundation is now accepting social justice litigation applications for grants ranging from $40,000 to $50,000 per recipient. For more information, visit the application page.

The Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC), an organization created and jointly managed by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), DGA, and the WWF, won Lever for Change’s 2030 Climate Challenge and $10 million. Full press release at PR Newswire.

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is referenced in an article about inflation by Nairametrics.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley wrapped up its eighth Annual Online Giving Day. Learn more about the event and how you can still help at WDBJ7.

The Point in Time Count released this year by the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness is referenced in an article by The DC Line.

Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States endorsed the Healthcare for our Troops Act, introduced by Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) and Congressman Trent Kelly (MS-01). Full story at Tap Into Bordentown.

Dalila Boclin and her organization, FRESHFARM, are featured in an article by NBC4 discussing how their program links local farmers to people experiencing food insecurity.

Christopher Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance is featured in a video interview by BroadbandBreakfast discussing federal programs and the need for long-term and targeted solutions for increased connectivity.

Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic earned a 2021 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program. Learn more at Fredericksburg.Today.

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) recently recognized the Prince William Area Agency on Aging’s ADHC Program with an Aging Achievement Award in the Home & Community-Based Services category. Learn more at Prince William Living.

Sister Dale McDonald, public policy director of the National Catholic Educational Association, is mentioned in an article by the CNA discussing a $50 million anonymous gift for students at Los Angeles Catholic schools.

Tim Delaney, president & CEO, and Tiffany Gourley Carter, policy counsel, of the National Council of Nonprofits published an article titled “Nonprofits Must Speak Up Now to Protect COVID-19 Recovery Funds” on The Nonprofit Quarterly.

Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how U.S. officials are expected to extend the eviction moratorium by 30 days.

 

June 12 – 18

In an article by InsideClimate NewsDoug Vine, director of energy analysis at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, discusses the clean electricity standard proposed by the White House that could give renewables an advantage in the fight for clean energy.

Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article by phoneWorld Lina Khan, the new chair of the FTC.

Nat Baldino, policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), is quoted in an article by Teen Vogue discussing the “pay your dues’” culture associated with some toxic work environments.

Bo Shuff, executive director of DC Vote, is quoted in an article by The Washington Informer discussing DC Statehood developments.

Mark Robinson, a program coordinator for Family and Medical Counseling Service Inc., is quoted in an article by the Chicago Tribune discussing the opioid crisis and its record high death toll.

The Health Care Transformation Task Force (HCTTF or Task Force) developed a resource for industry stakeholders to review the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) payment models with ease. Full press release at EIN Presswire.

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) appointed two new members— Jacqueline Henry and Chelsea Rao—to their Board of Directors. Barbara Hawthorn will return as chair of the 45-person board. All three women reside in McLean, VA. Full press release at TysonsToday.

MoCo Economic Development is competitively selecting grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 for Montgomery County nonprofits whose work aligns with the state’s intent to assist community organizations that create and sustain jobs. The application window is July 6-16.

Kathryn Monet, CEO of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, is quoted in an article on Stars and Stripes discussing how advocates are warning that end of eviction moratoriums could create an ‘unprecedented wave’ of homeless veterans.

Politico references a letter to congressional leadership written by National Council of Nonprofits President and CEO Tim Delaney and Board Chair Marnie Taylor. Delaney voices the organization’s appreciation for receiving one of MacKenzie Scott’s grant awards in an article by Forbes.

The Davis Center presents its annual Community Service Award to The Parks Main Street because of its dedication to the arts and small businesses in the community. TPMS is part of DC’s Department of Small and Local Business Development, which partners with the Center.

Bruce D. Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, is quoted in an article by Salon discussing the strained relationship between the White House and reporters in recent years.

 

June 5 – 11

The Arlington Community Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2021 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award. Nominations are due by Friday, July 2. Learn more at InsideNova.

The Capital Area Asset Builders and Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS have joined forces to launch a strategic partnership to help underprivileged populations get on the path toward homeownership. Learn more at The Washington Informer.

7News exclusively featured Kenya Hutton, deputy director for the Center for Black Equity, and their “12 Months of Black Pride” program.

Sandy Markwood, the CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, is a keynote speaker at the Mary Furlong & Associates (MFA) 18th Annual What’s Next Longevity Summit on June 16-17. Learn more at PRNewswire.

Johnny Perez, director of the U.S. Prisons Program at the nonprofit National Religious Campaign Against Torture, is quoted in an article by NBC News about pressuring President Biden to fulfill his campaign pledge to end solitary confinement.

Thelma D. Jones, founder of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund, and her organization were recently featured in multiple media outlets: in the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Progress Magazine (pg 14-16), Spring Edition 2021; on Youtube participating in the FDMB Summer reading series to support reading in the District; in a video recapping their Breast Cancer Fund Give Back; and in the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence Project Community National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week video.

 

May 29 – June 5

After a hiatus during the pandemic, the Arlington County Fair will take place once again on August 18 – 22, reported by ARLnow.

Kurt Moser, president of the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation, is featured in a video by ABC7 discussing their kayak clean up program.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington celebrates its 40th anniversary with an imaginative video highlighting its impressive history. Learn more in the exclusive feature article on Metro Weekly.

The League of American Orchestras announced the recipients of the Ford Musician Awards. Full press release at Broadway World.

Mission Fulfilled is launching an initiative to add 10,000 Black boys this year to its program, which offers tech and entrepreneurship job training. Founder Gerald Moore Sr. talks about the org’s approach on Technical.ly.

Michael Pickering, executive director of Regional Addiction Prevention, Inc., is mentioned in a Washington Post article discussing DC’s fatal overdose numbers being up.

Bruce D. Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP), is quoted in an opinion piece published by The Washington Post claiming that Trump’s Justice Department went on a media-eavesdropping blitz.

Serve DC The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism invites you to join Mayor Muriel Bowser and community leaders on Saturday, June 19 from 9am-1pm for the DC COVID Community Corps Day of Action. Through this important initiative, community volunteers, local trusted groups, and multi-sector partners will go door-to-door to help fellow residents get their COVID-19 vaccinations. To register, please go to Serve DC’s website.

Washington Interfaith Network is mentioned in an article by the Washington Post discussing how the DC government will soon award long-term leases for some of the most valuable vacant land in the city’s portfolio.

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program recently shared tips as part of an effort to ensure young drivers stay sober on the road, learn more at WTOP.

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network DC chapter is recruiting for their Board of Directors, made up of volunteers who set and direct the strategic planning for the organization to provide high-quality networking, professional development, mentorship, advocacy opportunities and more to young professionals working in Washington, DC. Learn more and apply at their website.

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Jackson Carnes joins the Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street as the Executive Director in July of 2021. He has nearly ten years of experience working with communities across the District of Columbia. Jackson is a former director of constituent services for Ward 4 and senior policy adviser at the DC Council. He has also served in key management roles for council and mayoral campaigns.

Before that, Jackson was twice elected an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner representing the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods. He spearheaded several community initiatives, such as the Upper Georgia Avenue Beautification Project and the School Without Walls High School internship program, and has served on the board of directors for Shepherd Elementary School Star Achievers.

For more information, please visit the Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street page.

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The Davis Center presents its annual Community Service Award to The Parks Main Street because of its dedication to the arts and small businesses in the community. TPMS is part of DC’s Department of Small and Local Business Development, which partners with the Center.

The Davis Center, founded in 1969, provides dance instruction and related arts education to Washington, DC metropolitan area residents of all ages and varied backgrounds. Each year the Davis Center holds an Annual Awards Program for its students to teach them how to receive an award and to give them recognition for their hard work. The awards program was held on Friday, June 18, 2021 at the Bridges Academy.

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A time to both celebrate and remember

During this month of commemoration and celebrations, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement acknowledges and applauds the history and bravery of the LGBTQ+ movement. On June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn in New York City. At the time, gay and LGBT acts and bars were illegal. The Stonewall Riots that followed sparked a long resistance movement for LGBTQ+ liberation in America.

It is important to note that key, often forgotten, early leaders of this movement are trans women of color and lesbians of color. There are several resources to learn more about current women of color leading the movement and those on the front lines in 1969.

In the past two decades, the LGBTQ+ community has made huge progress worth celebrating! From landmark Supreme Court rulings like same-sex marriage equality in 2015 and protection against anti-LGBTQ employment discrimination in 2020, to the increasing amount of representation and storytelling in books and media, there are many victories.

There is still more work to do to, but this month we join with the LGBTQ+ community in celebrating substantial steps toward liberation.

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In 1999, the Institute of Caribbean Studies petitioned President Bill Clinton for the recognition of Caribbean-American Heritage Month, which led to unofficial celebration activities in the month of June. In 2006, the House and the Senate officially passed the resolution, and ever since, June is designated as Caribbean-American Heritage Month by Presidential Proclamation.

Since then, the celebration and acknowledgement of the significant contributions Caribbean-Americans have on the fabric of our communities have grown. The Center for Nonprofit Advancement celebrates the diverse and rich Caribbean-American culture.

The National Archives has an abundance of resources to learn more about Caribbean-American history.

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