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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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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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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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.

 

November 14 – 27

Jonathan Singer, a suicide researcher and president of the American Association of Suicidology, is quoted in The Washington Post discussing the impact of the pandemic on those struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Fight for Children recently announced The Fight For Children Institute, a sports-based youth development collaborative consisting of 17 nonprofit organizations, including Center Member Beacon House, that collectively represents 13 different sports and serves 20,000 children and youth throughout the region. Learn more about the program and its members at the Institute’s website.

Pronita Gupta, director of job quality at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), is quoted in an article by USA Today discussing how COVID-19 relief is set to fade at year’s end.

Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) has awarded $157,645 in grants to 54 nonprofit agencies, most of which provide service in Pulaski County, reported by The Southwest Times.

The 17th annual Capital Food Fight was virtual this year, but streamed live and raised $468,000 for DC Central Kitchen from ticket sales and other donations. Learn more at WTOP. DC Central Kitchen’s CEO, Mike Curtin, talks about their efforts to end food insecurity in the District in an exclusive video at WUSA9. Curtin is also featured by ABC News in an article discussing how nonprofits are struggling with challenges of rising hunger and COVID-19 restrictions during holidays. Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris stopped by DC Central Kitchen before Thanksgiving. See the full story at WUSA9.

Bo Shuff, executive director of DC Vote, is quoted in an article by The Washington Informer discussing how DC statehood backers look to Biden and a new Congress for support.

Wala Blegay, staff attorney/labor specialist of the District of Columbia’s Nurses’ Association (DCNA), is quoted in an article by FOX5 discussing how DC nurses recently protested at the Mayor’s home.

Patty McCarthy, CEO of Faces & Voices of Recovery, is featured in a podcast titled, “Effects of COVID-19 on Recovery” by Landmark Recovery. Learn more at Digital Journal.

Food & Friends volunteers helped prepare and home-deliver 3,500 full Thanksgiving meals with all of the traditional holiday favorites – an entire roasted turkey, dressing and gravy, sides and pie. Learn more at WJLA.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) announced the second concert of their 2020-2021 40th Anniversary Season which will continue with a virtual version of their annual holiday extravaganza entitled The Holiday Show. The concert will stream online starting Saturday, December 5 at 7:00pm and remain available until Sunday, December, 20 at 11:59pm. Learn more at MD Theatre Guide.

Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, is quoted in an article by The Washington Newsday discussing food service groups that offer local alternatives to the large delivery applications.

Martha’s Table, president and CEO Kim Ford, is quoted in an article by the DCist discussing how DC nonprofits are bracing for a less bountiful holiday season relative to last year’s. WTOP mentions Martha’s Table in an article about their significant increase in volunteer opportunities as a result of the pandemic.

McLean Project for the Arts announced the appointment of seven new members to its board of directors, which will be led again by Barbara Hawthorn. Learn more at InsideNoVA.

Miriam’s Kitchen is featured in a story by FOX5 discussing the challenges charities have been facing when it comes to finding help and providing assistance amid COVID.

Lori Smetanka, executive director of National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article discussing nursing home neglect and how the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in more than 90,000 of America’s long-term care residents succumbing to the disease. Learn more at Republic World.

Stroke Comeback Center raised over $20,000 in their inaugural Stroke Comeback Trail 5K Run/Walk/Roll and 1-mile Survivor Challenge. Held in honor of World Stroke Day, this virtual event included over 280 participants from 16 states. Proceeds benefit Stroke Comeback Center’s community of stroke and brain trauma survivors. Learn more about this event on their website.

 

November 7 – 13

Betsy Frantz, who has served as interim president and CEO of the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) since February, has been selected to fill the post permanently, reported by InsideNoVa.

Brain Injury Services of Northern Virginia raised more than $12,000 to support adults, children and veterans with brain injury at its first ever Brain Injury Services Duck Race held at Lake Accotink on Thursday, November 5. More than 450 ducks, ranging from Veteran Ducks, Military Ducks, Yellow Ducks, Neon Ducks and more, raced downstream, all in support of the important work and mission of the organization. Learn more about the event at their website.

Jeffrey Chester, head of the Center for Digital Democracy, is quoted in an article by The New York Times reporting on the belief that Biden will keep scrutiny of tech front and center.

Pronita Gupta, director of job quality at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), is quoted in an article by the Thomson Reuters Foundation discussing the belief that U.S. domestic workers will see better conditions and greater recognition for their roles under the Biden presidency.

Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, is quoted in an article by The Philadelphia Inquirer discussing how America’s approach to poverty could change in a Biden administration.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) will be relocating from the office on Cambria Street in Christiansburg to the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. The current offices will be closed the week of Novemver 16 to allow staff time to move. Reported by The Roanoke Times.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library announced that it will open a first-floor café in partnership with DC Central Kitchen and with a menu designed by celebrity chef and humanitarian José Andrés. Full story at WUSA9.

DC Vote executive director Bo Shuff is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how Washington-area leaders are feeling relief and looking forward to the far-reaching impact a Joe Biden presidency could have on the region.

Shaoul Sussman, a legal fellow with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, is quoted in an article by CNBC reporting on the EU’s investigation into Amazon and what it means for U.S. antitrust probes.

Dalia Mogahed, director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) is quoted in an article by The Washington Post that discusses Trump’s “muslim ban” that started in 2017.

Miriam’s Kitchen is featured in an exclusive article by ABC7 that looks at the organization’s story, particularly on Veterans Day, when there are always veterans volunteering to help serve their brethren.

TEGNA Foundation announced it’s making a special $75,000 grant to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) to support its mission to protect First Amendment freedoms and the news gathering rights and safety of local journalists. See press release here. Also reported by businesswire.

 

October 31 – November 6

The Zebra published an article with updates on ACT for Alexandria’s Alexandria Resilience Fund, which is derived from the ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund and has awarded $1.4 million in grants to date.

Tanya Goldman, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy, is quoted in an article in Bloomberg Law discussing the election’s influence on the future of ‘DOL enforcement strategy.’

DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table are included in an article by the Washington City Paper discussing how DC food banks and pantries are preparing for unprecedented levels of need during the holidays as the pandemic exacerbates food insecurity.

Barbara Helmick, director of programs at DC Vote, is featured in an article by WUSA9 discussing the 3 women who are the DC electors casting ballots in the electoral college for the 2020 presidential election.

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) introduced Dialysis Plan Choice, a new online tool designed in collaboration with Consumers’ Checkbook for dialysis patients to quickly and easily compare their current Medicare Fee-For-Service plan with the options available to them through Medicare Advantage now that Open Enrollment is underway. Reported by PR Newswire.

Nicole Lynn Lewis, CEO and founder of Generation Hope, is quoted in an article by Diverse recapping the recently held “Achieving the Dream Student Parent Success Summit.”

The McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) is advancing a revised, single-building concept for its proposed art center at McLean’s Clemyjontri Park that would be more efficient, accessible and secure than the initial multiple-building design. Reported by InsideNoVA. Lori Carbonneau, executive director of the MPA, is interviewed in an article by Tysons Reporter discussing the success of the McLean Community Center’s recent event, even amidst the pandemic, as well as the future of MPA.

Lori Smetanka, executive director of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, is quoted in an article by The Washington Post discussing how nontraditional nursing homes have almost no coronavirus cases and why that might be.

The Nehemiah Project is featured in an exclusive article and video on ABC23 discussing how they became one of the first in their area when the pandemic started to help feed those in need and how their mission has progressed almost 8 months later.

Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson, the director of spiritual care and activism at the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), is quoted in an article by truthout discussing how the pro-choice religious movement is mobilizing to counter Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s agenda.

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