Yesterday, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development (DMPED) announced the recipients for this round of the Great Streets Retail Small Business Grant.

Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street, in partnership with SEAS Community Partners and using funds from the Department of Small and Local Business Development’s (DSLBD’s) Technical Assistance program, assisted four businesses with the Great Streets application process, three of whom received awards. Zuri Bistro (7317 Georgia Ave NW), Kukus Beauty Supply (7327 Georgia Ave NW), and J&J Mex-Taqueria (6231 Georgia Ave NW) were awarded a one-time grant of $50,000 each, which is the highest amount available per business.

Kuku Smith expressed excitement and said, “this grant will give me the opportunity to expand my business by installing more security features within my store to make it a safe place for people in the community to shop, and to continue providing the best customer service at Kuku’s Beauty Supply.”

Deset Ethiopian (6128 Georgia Ave NW) also received an award for $50,000. Altogether, these grants total $200,000 in investment for the Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street corridor’s small business community.

Jessica Mailander, Interim Executive Director for UGAMS, congratulates the awardees and says, “Grant funding can be truly transformative and provides the unique opportunity for businesses to reimagine their strategy, expand, and fully grow. We are excited for our neighbors and all of the possibilities for their futures.”

The Great Streets Retail Small Business Grant is the hallmark grant opportunity for the Great Streets program and has helped hundreds of small businesses renovate their storefront to attract new customers and drive profitability.

The Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street was created in 2019 to provide support to local businesses in Brightwood, Manor Park, Shepherd Park, Takoma, and the Parks at Walter Reed. By applying the transformative Main Street Four Points Approach of Economic Vitality, Design, Promotion, and Organization, UGAMS works on strengthening the economic corridor. For additional information and to access the 2022 UGAMS Impact Report, visit here.

UGAMS is a program of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement.

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The Center would like to recognize and uplift those nonprofits supporting the AAPI community, and celebrates the integral role it plays in our city.

The broad Asian/Pacific term encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Because of the variety of history and lived experiences, there is no single story of the AAPI community and how it has strengthened our culture and society.

Last year, the Center commemorated the diverse experience of AAPI leaders through the I Am the Change series.

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May 9 – May 15

The DC Bar Association and Anacostia Coordinating Council presented a Candidate Debate for the DC Attorney General race virtually on Wednesday evening. Read more about the event and watch the recorded livestream here.

All current and prospective members are invited to an interactive virtual tour of all of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s benefits offered on the website on May 19th. We will also be joined by the VitalHealth team. Bring your questions, queries, and qualms and buckle up for this exciting session! Register now.

FreshFarm added a Thursday afternoon farmer’s market that launched last week in Dupont Circle with 10 to 15 vendors, which will include a variety of locally grown food choices, according to an article by the Washingtonian.

On May 21 at 10:00 AM, the public is invited to an Affordable Housing Open House to hear speakers from Fairfax Presbyterian Church, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, and others as they discuss their proposal to build ten affordable townhomes on church property.

Congratulations to Jason Qu, Managing Attorney at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center for winning the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association Business Law Section – for distinguished service by an attorney in the nonprofit sector who is under the age of 35 or has been in practice less than 10 years.

Join Leadership Fairfax for a light lunch on May 18th to ask questions and learn about their three signature programs – Leadership Fairfax Institute, Emerging Leaders Institute and Lifetime Leaders Program, while networking with other leaders from Northern Virginia.

Lori Smetanka, executive director of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Careis quoted in an article in NBC News discussing the lack of urgency in the Covid booster rollout.

Sister Mary Bader, CEO of St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families, is quoted in an article in the Washington Post discussing the organization.

The Washington School for Girls is celebrating 25 years of educating the next generation of women leaders — without charging tuition. Watch the full profile on NBC Washington.

May 2 – May 8

All current and prospective members are invited to an interactive virtual tour of all of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s benefits offered on the website on May 19th. We will also be joined by the VitalHealth team. Bring your questions, queries, and qualms and buckle up for this exciting session! Register now.

Tamara Smith, President & CEO of the DC Primary Care Associationwas named to Mayor Bowser’s and DC Health’s new Healthcare Workforce Task Force. Read more in the release.

In an article in the Washington Post, the Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena is quoted, focusing on Coach Neal Henderson and the future of the Arena.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC was recently featured in “Don’t Say Gay,” a topical, tongue-in-cheek song and video by GRAMMY® Award-winning folk icons Tom Paxton, and Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.

McLean Project for the Arts’ signature spring fête, Spring Benefit, will take place on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Founders Ridge, the private residence of Kathy and Frank Finelli, located in The Reserve. Read more here.

Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D., president of the National Center for Health Research, is quoted in an article in ABC News discussing breast implant illness in relation to former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick’s medical complications.

Sarah Saadian, senior vice president of public policy for the National Low Income Housing Coalition, is quoted in an article in The Hill discussing the proposed $150 billion in housing investments laid out in the $2.2 trillion version of Build Back Better.

Rev. Katey Zeh, the CEO of The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, joins other religious leaders and is quoted in an article in ABC News discussing the Roe v. Wade leaked Supreme Court draft.

In an article in the Washington PostJenn Topper, communications director for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, is quoted discussing World Press Freedom Day last week. The group also launched a four-part newsletter series analyzing the state of press freedom in the United States.

Solar United Neighbors announced a collaboration with the city of Cleveland to bring rooftop solar energy to households that have historically been unable to afford it. Read more in Cleveland.com.

Thomasina Yearwood, the president of the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust, Inc, is quoted in an article in Texas Metro News discussing Penny and Robert Sarver Charitable Foundation’s generous donation to assist in upgrading the HVAC system.

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During April, Earth Month, we are proud to highlight some of the region's most prominent organizations that focus their missions on protecting and preserving the environment. These organizations tackle both large and small scale issues to improve our daily community and its future.

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April 25 – May 1

Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article in Politico discussing Elon Musk’s effect on the D.C. tech wars.

In an article in the New York TimesAbel Nuñez, the executive director of the Central American Resource Center, is quoted discussing the grass-roots volunteer effort tackling immigration right now.

Bo Shuff, executive director of DC Vote, is quoted in an article in the Washington Informer discussing the Delegate Voting Rights Act that would give the District’s lawmaker to the U.S. Congress a vote on the House floor on legislation that deals exclusively with the city.

Robert Egger, the founder of DC Central Kitchenis featured in a new documentary about the life story of DC chef José Andrés. Read more about the documentary in the Washingtonian.

All Things Considered weekend host Michel Martin delivered the prestigious lecture at The Herblock Prize awards ceremony held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on April 26. The Herb Block Foundation every year requests a notable lecturer to speak when it presents its award for excellence in editorial cartooning.

In an article in The Nonprofit TimesTim Delaney, president & CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, is quoted discussing the $50 Million NPO Bill recently introduced in Congress and its potential effects.

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) has announced a SoberRide program for Cinco de Mayo this week, part of an ongoing mission to curb drunk driving by offering free rides through Lyft.

April 18 – April 24

The D.C. Department of Corrections agreed to change its housing policies for transgender people at the D.C. Jail as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of D.C. and the D.C. Public Defender Service. Read more here.

In an article in the New York TimesJeffrey Chester, the executive director of the Center for Digital Democracyis quoted discussing how the U.S. is falling behind in technology and how federal privacy bills, security legislation and antitrust laws have all failed to advance in Congress.

On April 27th at 10am and 2pm, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement is partnering with the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships for the two-session “Design, Build, Scale: Nonprofit Capacity Building Town Hall.” The event is free, but prior registration is required.

The Latin American Youth Center is hosting the “Our Youth Matter” Gala on April 28th at 5:30 pm. Learn more about the Gala and the work of LAYC here.

Lori Smetanka, executive director of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article in Bloomberg Law discussing how nursing homes account for how they spend taxpayer funding.

Tim Delaney, the president and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, is quoted in an article in the Washington Post discussing how food banks are trying to find some balance with increasing demand, rising costs, and declining donations.

The Department of Education, in partnership with the National Public Education Support Fund, will bring together education leaders, advocates and philanthropic partners in a virtual summit, From Recovery to Thriving: How the American Rescue Plan is Supporting America’s Students, on April 27.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and dozens of news organizations filed an amicus brief concerning data amassers like LinkedIn could use the CFAA to restrict legitimate information gathering. Read more in Reuters.

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) has announced a SoberRide program for Cinco de Mayo next month, part of an ongoing mission to curb drunk driving by offering free rides through Lyft.

In an article in the New York TimesStewart D. McLaurin, the president of the White House Historical Association, is quoted discussing how the return of the Egg Roll is a hopeful sign that the Biden administration would continue to open the White House to visitors.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Washington, DC is looking for new Board Members to serve July 2022—June 2024. Learn more and apply by May 6.

The District’s shortest race–0.826 of a mile, to be exact–returns on June 4th. Everyone’s invited to briefly book it for youth literacy at 826DC’s second Half-Half-Half-Half-Half Marathon. Read more here.

April 11 – April 17

The Arc of Prince George’s County received a grant from TD Bank, which the Arc will use it to provide students with disabilities with independent-living and job training, occupational and speech therapy this summer. Read more in the Washington Post.

Breast Care for Washington co-founder Dr. Regina Hampton is featured in a segment on FOX5 D.C. discussing the upcoming annual NewsBash event benefitting breast cancer awareness.

The 2022 Capital Food Fight raised $750,000 to benefit DC Central KitchenBetween battles, CEO Mike Curtin honored Chef Ablawa Ajovon with this year’s Marianne Ali North Star Award. Read more in the Georgetowner.

Koube Ngaaje, the president and CEO of the District Alliance for Safe Housing, is quoted in an article in the DCist discussing budget shortfalls amid skyrocketing need for domestic violence services.

Fifteen organizations representing small business interests, led by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, sent a letter to congressional leadership calling for a raft of antitrust bills to be brought to the floor. Read more in an article in The Hill.

Diana Zuckerman, head of the National Center for Health Research, is quoted in an article in Bloomberg Law discussing the future of COVID-19 vaccines and the cost of boosters.

Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalitionis quoted in an article in The Hill discussing record-setting rent prices and the supply of housing for both single family homes and apartments.

In an article in Newsweek, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is quoted discussing Anti-SLAPP laws in relation to the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Washington, DC is looking for new Board Members to serve July 2022—June 2024. YNPNdc is a volunteer-led team committed to learning from each other’s experiences, providing resources for their peers in the field, and helping connect future leaders in the nonprofit community. Learn more and apply by May 6.

April 4 – April 10

Britepaths is seeking art submissions from DMV area artists for its May 19th Artful Living event, which includes a juried art show and sale. Artists share in the proceeds of sold work. Learn more and submit by April 24th here.

District of Columbia Nurses Association, the labor union for over 300 nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, and social workers at Howard University Hospital and the Student Health Center, has announced plans to strike later this month. Read more in the DCist.

HealthHIV recently expanded the HIV Prevention Certified Provider (HIV PCP) program into a certification program. HealthHIV’s HIV Prevention Certified Provider Certification Program™ is a free, online, self-paced curriculum comprising eight free e-learning modules in HIV prevention.

Applications for Leadership Fairfax’s leadership programs are due on April 15th. For more information about the Leadership Fairfax Institute, Emerging Leaders Institute, and Lifetime Leaders Program, read here.

George Washington University & the League of Women Voters DC have partnered to host two public Candidate Forums for the upcoming 2022 Washington, D.C. Primary Election.

The McLean Project for the Arts will open three new exhibitions on April 14, with an opening reception slated for that evening. Read more about the exhibits in the Sun Gazette.

Lori Smetanka, executive director of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Careis quoted in an article in Bloomberg Law discussing the Biden administration’s wide-ranging plan to reform nursing home care.

Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Associationis quoted in an article in WTOP discussing the upcoming White House Easter Egg Roll.

March 28 – April 3

Britepaths is seeking art submissions from DMV area artists for its May 19th Artful Living event, which includes a juried art show and sale. Artists share in the proceeds of sold work. Learn more and submit by April 24th here.

Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, CEO and executive director of Capital Area Asset Builders, is quoted in an article in Washington Monthly warning that low-income taxpayers are a target of tax preparers.

An article by the Washington Post quotes Emily Tatro, the deputy director of the Council for Court Excellence, and discusses how the D.C. government signals commitment to new jail amid ongoing trouble at aging facility.

D.C. Bar Pro Bono‘s 8-Part Business Law course launches on April 6th and runs through May 25th. This course gives an overview of critical legal issues that apply to nonprofit organizations. Learn more and register here.

Washington Informer article discusses how the DC Justice Lab joined groups like Cities United and March for Our Lives to develop a new tool to ensure solutions to gun violence become centered in equity.

Philip Rutherford, Chief Operating Officer at Faces & Voices of Recoveryis quoted in an article in Yahoo! News discussing how Fentanyl overdoses are on the rise in the US.

A new project shines a light on Ward 7’s Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens with a web series and a podcast. Additionally the Down to Earth exhibit opened on Friday at Honfleur Gallery and runs through April 14th.

The McLean Project for the Arts will open three new exhibitions on April 14, with an opening reception slated for that evening. Read more about the exhibits in the Sun Gazette.

In an article in PoliticoDiana Zuckerman, the president of the National Center for Health Research, is quoted discussing how FDA advisers discussed an ALS drug at a meeting on Wednesday.

The White House Association released a new episode of the 1600 Sessions podcast today, “The Next Generation: What the White House Means to Me,” to announce its inaugural program, Next-Gen.

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The Center is excited to announce that Jessica Mailander started as the Interim Executive Director for the Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street this month. We look forward to working with her and continuing to support small, independent businesses in the neighborhood.

Jessica joined the Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street program in March of 2022. She came to the program with almost four years of experience in DC Main Streets, having started as an Event Coordinator for Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street and eventually taking on the role of Program Manager for the Upper Bladensburg Road program in the Fall of 2019 – both run by the non-profit Friends of Rhode Island Avenue NE (FORIA).

During her time at FORIA, Jessica headed up the events portfolio for the two programs, including Porch Fest and the Procrastinator’s Holiday Market, growing both events to over 1,000 attendees during her time there. She supported small business owners through technical assistance and facade improvement grants, and played an integral role in shepherding the small businesses in Northeast DC through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to her time in DC Main Streets, Jessica worked for FirstNet in the Department of Commerce as an Industry Liaison. Jessica graduated from American University in Washington, DC in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. She interned with the Department of Agriculture while pursuing a Masters degree in Social Policy. She currently lives in DC with her husband and their dog, Maple. She is excited to work with the Ward 4 business community on Upper Georgia Avenue.

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Thank you to those who attended the third annual Get Centered with BINGO game on March 31st. It was the perfect way to wrap up the first quarter of the year!

Ahead of the three rounds, CEO Glen O’Gilvie explained the Center’s connection between the classic game of BINGO and the tips and guidelines given by the event’s five sponsors that are experts in their field.

 

Linda Chaisson, accountant and office manager at the Colorado Nonprofit Association, won our first round quickly and picked prize basket #3, which included Amazon Gift Cards, a 30 Minute Remote Support/Tech Support, and one free class at the Center. Linda’s BINGO was made entirely of the “I” column, so she walked the group through her organization’s IT plan. An informative row of I’s win!

Our second prize basket included Amazon gift cards, a 30 Minute Security Awareness Training Program for all staff, a 30-minute finance consultation, and one free class at the Center. This was won by Nancy Tolbert, Executive Director of CALMRA, Inc, which provides services to adults with disabilities in Montgomery and Prince George’s county.

In our final round, we had two BINGOs! One from a previous winner, and the second from Dottie Bose from the Residential Home Association of Marion. Dottie won Basket #1, which includes a 30-Minute IT Support or IT Security Consultation, a personal tax consultation, Amazon Gift Cards, and one free class at the Center.

In addition to our three rounds of Bingo and expert guidance, the Center raffled off two prizes. Alan Randall from Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology won our first raffle, which was a copy of How to Be an Antiracist and a Starbucks gift card. Se-A Han from NOVA ScriptsCentral won the second raffle, For Everyone by Jason Reynolds and a Starbucks gift card. Congratulations!

A huge ‘Thank You’ to our sponsors for helping us put on an excellent event! The experts’ recommended steps below will remain posted for the next few months. If you need any assistance, we encourage you to reach out to our sponsors:

 

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March 21 – March 27

In Ward 8, the Anacostia Coordinating Council sponsored a watch party for the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Read more about the event in the Washington Informer.

The Arc Prince George’s County was recently named by TD as a 2021 TD Ready Challenge recipient, receiving a $325,000 grant for their Catalyst Project.

Beacon House will host its 30th Anniversary Celebration on March 30th to come together with the community, program alumni, volunteers, partners, and staff. Read more in the Catalog For Philanthropy: Greater Washington profile.

Join Casey Trees for a light walk to highlight sustainable development in Reservation 13, one of the last remaining large-scale waterfront developments in the District. Read more details here.

Indivar “Indi” Dutta-Gupta has been named the new executive director of the Center for Law and Social Policy, starting June 1. Read more here.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is hosting GetCentered with Bingo 2022 on March 31, at noon. Join us for an hour of fun and suspense, plus an opportunity to hear transition advice from experts, connect with your peers, and win great prizes. Reserve your Bingo cards today!

D.C. Bar Pro Bono kicked off registration for this year’s 8-Part Business Law course! Launching on April 6th, and running through May 25th, this course gives an overview of critical legal issues that apply to nonprofit organizations. Learn more and register here.

FreshFarm will launch a Thursday afternoon farmers market on Thursday, May 5 and expand the Dupont Circle’s Sunday farmers market. Read more about it in an article in the Washingtonian.

Leadership Fairfax will host an in-person Info Session on Thursday, March 31, covering programs that develop leaders and empower them to create positive change in their communities. Read more in this event listing.

The League of American Orchestras has awarded a $75,000 grant to The Chicago Philharmonic Society to help create a more equitable organizational culture. Read more in the full profile by Broadway World.

Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, is quoted in an article in USA Today discussing how young is too young for plastic surgery.

National Legal Aid and Defender Association President April Frazier Camara is quoted in an article in Bloomberg Law discussing the confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson and the role of the public defender.

The Washington Interfaith Network hosted a town hall which gave mayoral hopefuls the chance to discuss gun violence, housing, and budgeting. Read more in an article by WTOP.

March 14 – March 20

Casey Trees has a detailed map of where to find various cherry blossoms during peak bloom time this week, including how to track down the Sargent Cherry. More details can be found in the full article in the Washingtonian.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement joins the Anacostia Coordinating Council in co-sponsoring the “Women in Nonprofit Leadership” forum for Women’s History Month on March 30th.

Jessica Wirgau, CEO of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, is quoted in an article in Virginia Tech discussing child care centers operating at about half of their licensed capacity due to a lack of teachers.

D.C. Bar Pro Bono kicked off registration for this year’s 8-Part Business Law course! Launching on April 6th, and running through May 25th, this course gives an overview of critical legal issues that apply to nonprofit organizations. Learn more and register here.

Robyn Grant, director of public policy and advocacy at the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Careis quoted in an article by USNews discussing the Biden administration’s nursing home reform.

The National Council of Nonprofits (NCN) has announced that Donna Murray-Brown will join its team as vice president of strategy and development on July 1. More details can be found in an article in Philanthropy News Digest.

The National Human Services Assembly is co-sponsoring a series with the SJI of Bryn Mawr College. The “On the Road to Unlocked! – Unlocking Worker Well-Being: Transforming Youth Justice from the Inside Out” series will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 24.

March 7 – March 13

The Arc of Prince George’s County won Chick-fil-a’s community grant program to continue working to help young adults with disabilities. Hear more about this program here.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement joins the Anacostia Coordinating Council in co-sponsoring the “Women in Nonprofit Leadership” forum for Women’s History Month on March 30th.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley announced its ninth annual giving day, GiveLocalNRV, will be on June 22. GiveLocalNRV is a partnership that supports online charitable giving to nonprofits serving the New River Valley.

The Washington Wizards hosted Pride Night on March 4th, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. performed the national anthem at the start of the game. Read more details in the MetroWeekly article.

Kakenya’s Dream completed the construction of the new library on its Kakenya Center for Excellence II campus in ​​Nairobi is officially complete. Read more about the campuses here.

The Latin American Youth Center in Prince George’s County is raising awareness about HIV testing among youth, sponsored by Prince George’s County Health Department. Watch the full WUSA story here.

McLean Project for the Arts is opening the spring solo exhibitions on April 14. Three artists’ work will be featured in the exhibitions running through June 11.

Michael Blecker, co-founder of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, was nominated as a member of the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission, Department of Veterans Affairs, by President Biden. More information here.

National Human Services Assembly Executive Director Victor Valentine was a guest on “The Heart of Giving” podcast discussing nonprofit infrastructures, focusing on the human service sector reach and mission.

Dr. Frank Gettridge, a career educator and president of the National Public Education Support Fund, is quoted in an article in Prism discussing how banning books means missed opportunities to teach kids how to talk to each other.

Sam Crane, the legal director at the Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, is quoted in an article in The Progressive discussing guardianship and how supportive decision-making gives an opportunity to rethink the law.

Seabury Resources for Aging announced the recipient of the 2022 Leadership in Aging Award. They are excited to honor Mark Bucher, founder of Feed the Fridge, on May 19th, at the 16th Annual Leadership in Aging Celebration.

The Washington Regional Alcohol Programs (WRAP) 2022 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide® program, in partnership with Lyft, will be offered from 4:00 p.m. March 17 until 4:00 a.m. March 18. Additional information on WRAP’s program.

February 28 – March 6

An article in Time Magazine quoted Nat Keohane, president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, discussing whether highlighting the acute need for investment in adaptation would undermine the importance of reducing emissions.

The Center for Digital Democracy signed a letter sent to the Federal Trade Commission urging the agency to investigate Microsoft’s pending acquisition of a top gaming company. An article in The Hill details more.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s CEO Glen O’Gilvie will be speaking at the Equity and Allyship panel hosted Network of Victim Recovery of DC on March 10th.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement joins the Anacostia Coordinating Council in co-sponsoring the “Women in Nonprofit Leadership” forum for Women’s History Month on March 30th.

Emily Tatro, deputy director of the Council for Court Excellence, is quoted in an article by the Washington Post discussing the history of issues facing improving D.C. prisons

NBC4 Washington profiled DC Scores in an article this week. Read more about the organization and its use of a Project Innovation grant.

The Herb Block Foundation awarded its $15,000 Herblock Prize to Lalo Alcaraz, a Los Angeles-based political cartoonist, and is the first Latino recipient. More details can be found in an NBC News article.

Grey Persons, advocacy coordinator at Hope Houseis quoted in an article by Yahoo! News discussing the Virginia budget plans cutting requested funding for independent living supports.

Dan Berland, director of federal policy for the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, is quoted in an article by Georgia Health News and NPR discussing the status of funding for programs for people with disabilities.

The National Press Foundation selected 25 journalists for “Widening the Pipeline Fellowship,” designed to support early-career journalists of color and help them rise to positions of influence in U.S. newsrooms.

Kenneth Luongo, the founder of Partnership for Global Security, is quoted in an article by CNBC discussing how the war in Ukraine and climate change are shaping the nuclear industry.

Save the date! Pathway Homes will hold its Annual Breakfast celebrating 42 years of serving the community on October 27th, 2022. See more details about sponsoring the event here.

Seabury Resources for Aging announced the recipient of the 2021 Leadership in Aging Award. They are excited to honor Mark Bucher, founder of Feed the Fridge, on May 19th, at the 16th Annual Leadership in Aging Celebration.

Bertha F. Wilson, an archivist at the World Bank Group Archives, profiled the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund and founder Thelma D. Jones. Read it here.

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) 2022 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide® program, in partnership with Lyft, will be offered from 4:00 p.m. March 17 until 4:00 a.m. March 18. Additional information on WRAP’s program.

The White House Historical Association released a new episode of the 1600 Sessions podcast, “Presidential Vinyl: The White House Record Library,” which details the White House record collection built during the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations.

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The Center is excited to announce a new benefit to its members and their employees that provides unique discounts and rewards on your everyday shopping needs.

After creating an account with your Center code, use the portal for the exclusive online shopping experience. Current promos you don’t want to miss include, 35% off the Disney+ streaming bundle, 50% off a HelloFresh box, and more from brands you already love.

For more information on how to start saving, visit our Discounts & Rewards page.

The Discounts & Rewards program is powered in partnership with Lenserf & Co, which works to retain a happier workforce by providing best-in-class benefits.

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In February, the Center celebrated Black History Month through the next installment of the I Am the Change Series.
In line with the Center for Race, Equity, Justice, and Inclusion’s mission, we are proud to highlight organizations dedicated to advancing racial equity in our communities. Visit the page to read profiles on the following organizations and explore the excellent work they do throughout our communities.

• ACLU of the District of Columbia
• DC Black Church Initiative
• The National Black Caucus of State Legislators
• National Black Justice Coalition
• National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
• National Forum for Black Public Administrators
• OAR of Arlington, Alexandria, & Falls Church
• YWCA National Capital Area

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