From: Nonprofit Roundtable

Date: December 9, 2011 

Re: JOSEPH ROBERT JR.1952 - 2011 | REPORTS IN REGION | LEAP 2012 REGISTRATION  | VPP POVERTY OP-ED

In This Issue
PHILANTHROPIST LEGACY LIVES ON
REPORTS
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
MEMBERS' EVENTS

QUICK LINKS

Nonprofit CEO Jobs

Jobs @ Member Orgs

Deadlines & Opportunities

Nonprofit Montgomery

Nonprofit NoVA

Think Twice Campaign

Future Executive Directors Fellowship

Capital Area Foreclosure Network

 LOCAL PHILANTHROPIST LEGACY LIVES ON  

Fight for Children's founder, Joseph Robert, Jr., passed away, according to the Washington Post.

In a statement released by Fight for Children's Executive Director, Michela English, she mentioned "It is not an overstatement to say that tens of thousands of low-income children in the District of Columbia are better off today because of Joe Robert."

 REPORTS IN THE REGION 

HomeThe DC Alliance of Youth Advocates released "From the Streets to Stability: A study of youth homelessness in the District of Columbia, reports The Washington Post.
Sasha Bruce Youthwork
and Covenant House Washington both participated in the study.


A DC Fiscal Policy Institute study on affordable housing, which found that in seven years the District lost one third of its low-cost rental units, was mentioned in The Washington Post. The DCFPI's Jenny Reed also commented on the District's rising housing costs.

Enterprise Community Partners
released "Let Us Rise Up and Build," which explores ways that Enterprise's faith-based development initiative is supporting affordable housing in the Washington metropolitan region. Also see David Bowers opinion piece in The Washington Post.

The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
released "Criminalizing Crisis," which that found there was an increase in local laws criminalizing homelessness across the country.

 MEMBERS IN NEWS 

Our Twitter Member feed always has the latest news on members.  

Capital Area Asset Builders
was included in a story about new poverty data in the Census in the New York Times.

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement has opened registration for the 2012 class of Project LEAP (Leaders Emerging through Ability and Potential).

The Central American Resource Center was named Latino Nonprofit of the Year by the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, reports The Epoch Times.

DC Action for Children's HyeSook Chung commented on the rise in poverty among children in The Washington Examiner.

DC SCORES' Annual Poetry Slam was featured on WUSA9.





The Father McKenna Center's
food assistance programs, which are supplied by The Capital Area Food Bank, were featured on MyFoxDC.

Fight for Children's DC School Chooser, created in partnership with GreatSchools, was mentioned in The Washington Post.

Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena named Neal Henderson its new hockey director, according to The Washington Post and a Washington Capitals Caps Care article.


IMPACT Silver Spring is partnering with the Flower Avenue Holiday Market in Silver Spring, according to The Gazette.

La Clinica del Pueblo's Jose Ramirez was interviewed about his HIV prevention work with youth on WAMU 88.5 FM.

Loudoun Cares has partnered with The Pickwick Players, who will donate a portion of the proceeds from their winter performances to the organization, reports Leesburg Patch.

N Street Village marked World AIDS Day by remembering those their community has lost to the disease, and celebrating the lives of women living with HIV, according to their blog.
 
Northern Virginia Community College
recently hosted a naturalization ceremony for new US citizens, reports The Sun Gazette.


Reston Interfaith has partnered with local Girl Scout troops to collect blankets as their annual winter service project, reports Chantilly Patch. Separately, Reston Interfaith's Abby Kimble commented on a change in the federal Good Samaritan law in The Fairfax Times.

Venture Philanthropy Partners' Mario Morino penned a piece on the importance of good information and tools for nonprofits fighting poverty in Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity.

The Washington AIDS Partnership's J. Channing Wickham penned a guest post to commemorate World AIDS Day on the The Community Foundation of the National Capital Area's blog.

Whitman-Walker Health's World AIDS Day vigil was featured on the ONE blog.
Separately, WWH's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Raymond Martins, was awarded the Oscar E. Edwards Volunteerism and Community Service Award from the DC Chapter of the American College of Physicians, according to a press release.
 

MEMBER EVENTS

See our online Member Event Calendar for more events.

December 9:
Marymount University's Reston Center presents a Graduate Business Programs Information Session from 12-1:30pm.

December 14: Join The Human Services Coalition of Prince George's County for their December Ideas & Info Luncheon, where they will take a look at the Proposed 2013 Prince George's County Budget.

January 12: The Consumer Health Foundation holds its Annual Meeting on "Connecting Communities: Advancing Regional Solutions for Health Equity" featuring Angela Glover Blackwell of PolicyLink.  

January 17-20:
The Center for Leadership Innovation presents the 2012 National Summit in New Orleans.

January 20: Join Nathan Monell, the Executive Director at National Community and Education Partnerships, for Leadership Arlington's three-part series, "The Myths and Realities of Nonprofit Human Resources."  
 


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your events for us to highlight here and elsewhere. 

Questions? Suggestions? Corrections?

Email Anthony at the Nonprofit Roundtable.