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CENSUS & POVERTY
The Census Bureau bureau released new and bleak data on Income and Poverty this week.
SEVEN ROUNDS OF APPLAUSE!
Two Members are using online mapping tools to demonstratetheir impact in the community.
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
The Alzheimer's Association of the National Capital Area held its annual Blondes vs. Brunettes DC Game Draft Party and was featured in Bisnow.
The American Express Foundation's
Tim McClimon was interviewed by The Taproot Foundation's Aaron Hurst in the Huffington Post and talked about their blog on corporate responsibility and their Leadership Academy.
The Board of Trade met with Mayor Gray to discuss the Mayor's "One City, One Hire" hiring initiative, according to the Washington Business Journal and a press release.
You can still participate in the Capital Area Food Bank's Skip Lunch, Feed a Bunch
campaign, according to the CAFB blog. Separately, CAFB receives 49,000 pounds of food through the DC CANstruction design competition, according to Dexigner.
Casey Trees brings Park(ing) Day to DC, transforming metered parking spaces in Dupont Circle into temporary green space, according to a press release.
Covenant House is one of several "well-regarded" organizations that received a government contract, according to an article about DC's nonprofit-local government contracting for youth jobs initiatives in The Washington Post.
Dance Place's partnership with Sarah Skaggs Dance and Dickinson College to create 9/11 Dance - A Roving Memorial, was featured in The Examiner.
DC Action for Children's HyeSook Chung testified that middle schools "are the weak link" in DC, where too many children fall through the cracks, according to a blog post; read Chung's testimony here. Chung's comments were also quoted in The Washington Post.
DC Vote launched preemptive efforts to prevent Congress from adding social policy riders to the DC budget in advance of the budget bill markup, according to a press release.
The Freddie Mac Foundation announced a three-year wind
down plan beginning in 2012, according to a letter they posted online earlier this week. They will "continue to make grants and actively fund nonprofit programs that address critical community needs through 2014."
REPORT! GuideStar published its 2011 GuideStar
Compensation Report, "the only large-scale analysis of its kind that relies exclusively on data reported to the IRS."
HandsOn Greater DC Cares' Greg Roberts was interviewed about the organization's three-day 9/11 Day of Service on MyFoxDC.
The Latin American Youth Center's upcoming Tribute to Pancho Gonzalez, which will raise funds for their Pancho Gonzalez Youth Tennis and Education Academy, was mentioned in The Examiner.
Leadership Arlington's Betsy Frantz has been awarded the Preceptor Award by the Association of Leadership Professionals, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the Arlington community, according to a press release.
Legal Counsel for the Elderly's Homebound Elderly Project (Project HELP) was featured in Washington Lawyer magazine.
Martha's Table's Lindsey Buss writes about the impact of their after-school programs - and Mohamed's story - in the Huffington Post. Let Eduardo know if you are interested in posting an op-ed at HuffPost.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is co-sponsoring the Metro Washington Financial Planning Day, according to a press release. The planning day is free and open to the public - free registration is available online.
The Meyer Foundation is one of 11 foundations around the country featured in Widespread Empathy: 5 Steps to Achieving Greater Impact in Philanthropy, which focuses on grantmaker practices that lead to increased empathy and greater philanthropic impact. Meyer's Julie Rogers says, "all our work must be rooted in a profound respect for nonprofit leaders and empathy for their daily challenges." GEO's Kathleen Enright offers a video summary of the report.
New Community for Children great new video highlights their programs to prevent summer learning loss - watch it on their
Stop Child Abuse Now
is producing new parenting podcasts this fall, including one featuring WJLA news anchor Leon Harris, according to their newsletter.
REPORT! The Northern Virginia Health Foundation released a survey on oral health in Northern Virginia, finding, among other things, that 16% of low-income adults have not visited a dentist in the past five years, according to the Washington Post and WAMU 88.5FM.
The Tahirih Justice Center's Layli Miller-Muro discussed the lack of awareness about honor killings and child marriage in the US at the launch of the Women in the World Foundation, reports The Daily Beast.
Tenants and Workers United's partnership with The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, which is providing free mammograms to residents of the Arlandria neighborhood, was cited in The Alexandria News.
The United Way of the National Capital Area's Bill Hanbury and MD's Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and announced an initiative to reduce gang violence in Prince George's County. United Way will launch a one-year pilot program in two middle schools, reports The Washington Post.
Volunteers of America Chesapeake's Helen Richardson said that 60 to 70 people are turned away from Loudoun's homeless shelter - which has room for only 14 families - each month, in The Washington Post.
Whitman-Walker Health and Metro Teen AIDS were among the organizations affected by a delay in the disbursement of Ryan White federal funding; WWH's Don Blanchon said that they were "hit pretty hard," in The Washington Blade.
Whitman Walker Health announced that Booz Allen Hamilton has "signed on as the first-ever Presenting Parter of AIDS Walk Washington" in a press release.