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REPORT! Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League's recent report "Addressing the Urgent Needs of DC Area LBGTQ Youth" was profiled in Metro Weekly. The report recommends educating schools and community service providers to ensure that they are safe and affirming for LGBTQ youth. Separately, check out their video celebrating 25 years of work.
Among the Valentine's Day messages we saw this week were: Doorways blogging on the gift of a healthy relationship; and New Community for Children's Nadine Duplessy Kearns and family was one of Bisnow's tales of "nonprofit love".
Alternative House's Emergency Shelter for Teens and the Homeless Youth Initiative were highlighted on Channel 7/TBD.
The American Red Cross of the National Capital Area's Cheryl Kravitz commented on the nationwide shortage of blood in Patch.
The Arlington Community Foundation's and Cafritz Foundation's support of Signature in the Schools was mentioned in Broadway World.
The Audubon Naturalist Society has opened registration for their summer Nature Camps, reports Patch.
Capital Area Asset Bank's D.C. Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign was profiled in the Washington Post/Capital Business. The 2010 campaign claimed "$8 million in credits." Partners cited: Capital One, United Way of the National Capital Region, Wal-Mart Foundation and Washington Area Women's Foundation.
A CASA de Maryland youth leader engaged on the 'Dream Act' is profiled by a WAMU 88.5 reporter on Spot.US. Spot.US is a site that allows reporters to fundraise online for stories others may be interest in.
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement's EXCEL award winners - which include DC Central Kitchen's Michael Curtin and Atlas Corps Scott Beale - were featured in Bisnow.
The DC Fiscal Policy Institute's Ed Lazere has an interesting essay on the impact and relationship of tax cuts and tax hikes for the District, in their blog (and linked to by The Washington Post).
DC Police Foundation's Benita Jenkins was highlighted in a Bisnow event feature. The Foundation "helps police raise money for all the cool stuff it can't always afford under the city budget."
DC Vote activists staged a silent protest at a House subcommittee hearing of a controversial abortion bill, reports The Washington Post and The DCist, and a press release.
Doorways for Women and Families, which runs Arlington's domestic violence hotline, was mentioned on WAMU 88.5.
Fight for Children announced a new initiative called Ready to Learn DC, which aims to ensure that all DC children are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten, in a press release.
Friends of Guest House, along with Alternative House, Greenbrier Learning Center, NOVACO, and Stop Child Abuse Now, were awarded grants by The Giving Circle of HOPE, according to Patch.
The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital's Brigid Howe commented on a new preparedness badge in Emergency Management.
Greater DC Care's
April 15 and 16 SERVATHON will bring together 8,000 community and corporate
volunteers with nearly 100 service projects across DC, MD, and VA!
IMPACT Silver Spring announced their IMPACT Award recipients including African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation's Wanjiro Kamau, according to a press release. IMPACT Now! is on March 24.
Latin American Youth Center and Youth Radio, in partnership with the Youth Voices program, offered another youth commentary about gender equality in high school, on WAMU 88.5.
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is hosting "Reading: A Family Affair," a free event featuring children's music performers, interactive theater, storytellers and more - plus, every child will receive a free book, according to their website.
Mary's Center's Maria Gomez, Tahirih Justice Center's Layli Miller-Muro, and The Sitar Arts Center Volunteers will be included in the exhibition "Choosing to Participate," reports The Washington Post and a press release.
Meyer Foundation's Rick Moyers offers a second look at Board Term Limits in response to readers' reactions of an earlier column, in his Chronicle of Philanthropy blog.
Northern Virginia Community College received the Arlington Chamber of Commerce's endorsement to have the County government increase funding for a local match to leverage state-government contributions to NVCC capital projects, according to the Sun-Gazette.
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington
Laura Meyers said that they will begin accepting District-funded plans for abortion, according to The Washington Post. Separately, Laura said a recent Montgomery County ruling on Crisis pregnancy centers was "disturbing," according to The Washington Examiner.
Reston Interfaith's Kerrie Wilson commented on the Let's Help Kids inaugural gala in The Fairfax Times. In other news, Reston Interfaith's Bill Threlkeld discussed a future worker center in Centreville in CentreView.
Sasha Bruce Youthwork's Charles Thornton and CentroNia's BB Otero were mentioned for their new positions in Mayor Gray's administration in The Washington Informer.
United Community Ministries' Capitol Steps show drew record crowds, according to The Mount Vernon Gazette.
United Way of the National Capital Area is shifting the time line for their annual Community Impact Grant Investment Program from April to September - find out more online.
Voices for Virginia's Children's Margaret Nimmo Crowe expressed concern over budget cuts that will affect children with mental illnesses in The News-Leader.
The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless commented on DC's housing for the homeless, which sometimes includes hotels, on WAMU 88.5.