From: Nonprofit Roundtable

Date: August 25, 2011 

Re:  Welcome Barbra @ EJC | Opinions from DCAYA, MD Nonprofits, Meyer, Tahirih | CASA Questions 'Secure Communities'?  

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Employment Justice Center announced Barbra Kavanaugh as their new Executive Director, according to a press release. She has been an elected member of the City Council of Buffalo (NY), served for more than a decade with Neighborhood Legal Services in Buffalo and for several years as New York State Assistant Attorney General. She was also the city's Arts Commissioner.

CAFN: Our Capital Area Foreclosure Networks' most recent communication included information on prevention clinics, Mortgage Assistance, and Freddie Mac webinars.

Sept 19: Nonprofit Montgomery's Annual Meeting focuses on an interactive discussion about the changing demographics of Montgomery County, and what it means for the work of nonprofits.  More information and registration online.

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 The Audubon Naturalist Society's Lisa Matthews participated in the Inova Family Fest at the Dulles Town Center, according to Leesburg Patch.


Capital Area Asset Builders has a cover story on their impact in the Washington Informer. Separately, CAAB's Maurita Coley is one of Georgetown University Law Center's 2011 Paul Dean Awardees, according to a press release.  

 

The Capital Area Food Bank celebrated a milestone in the construction of its new food distribution center in a "topping out" ceremony, according to a press release. A $1 million investment made the celebration even grander, according to the Washington Post.  

CASA de Maryland is part of the National Community Advisory Commission, which recently released a report, Restoring Community - A Report on ICEs Failed Secure Communities Program which condemned the Secure Communities Program and recommending its termination, according to Hispanically Speaking News and a Huffington Post op-ed. Hear more on WAMU 88.5FM.  Separately, CASA issued a statement applauding the Department of Homeland Security's announcement that illegal immigrants without a criminal record would be allowed to apply for work permits, according to The Annapolis Capital and Voice of America.

Casey Trees' tree planting work with volunteers in Hamilton Park was featured in The Washington Post.  In other news, a former Casey Trees Citizen Forester and current environmental justice organizer with the Sierra Club was interviewed in The Washington Informer.

OPINIONThe DC Alliance of Youth Advocates' Maggie Riden's letter to the editor focused on DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation's positive outcomes - and offered solutinos to some challenges, in The Washington Post.

  

The DC Bar Foundation's Katherine Garrett commented on the low interest rates that are affecting revenue in IOLTA accounts in The Washington Post.


The DC Fiscal Policy Institute's June 2011 report on the 2012 District budget, which eliminates 205 full-time equivalent vacancies, was mentioned in a blog post on DC's top rating for risk of increased homelessness on Poverty and Policy.


The CEO of Enterprise Community Partners' national counterpart, Terri Ludwig, was profiled in The New York Times.    

  

'Fannie Mae's Help the Homeless Walk' will be on Nov 19 - dozens of Roundtable Members are their partners.  After this year, they will be focusing more on their mini-walks rather than convening the larger one on The Mall, according to the Washington Post (with comments from Coalition for the Homeless' Mike Ferrell, Northern Virginia Family Services' Mary Agee and Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place's Jean-Michel Giraud.

Goodwill of Greater Washington and Sasha Bruce Youthwork's job training programs were featured in News OneSeparately, Goodwill's Brendan Hurley commented on Goodwill's retail centers becoming "more acceptable with [shoppers] who would never have considered coming" in The Washington Times.

Greater DC Cares' citywide Day of Service on September 11 was mentioned in The Washington Examiner.  Separately, GuideStar is partnering with MyGoodDeed and HandsOn Network to organize the "single largest day of charitable service in U.S. history" on 9/11, according to a press release.

Higher Achievement's  Annual Olympics of the Mind, involving 500 area high schoolers, was profiled in the Washington Informer and a press release.  Their partnership with the Wal-mart Foundation was noted in the Washington Post


The Human Services Coalition of Prince George's County's Jerry Adams praised the new accountability measures that Prince George's County has imposed on grant applications in The Gazette.    

Corporate Member IBM's Sally Scott Marietta and their local philanthropic impact was highlighted in the Washington Post.

 

The Latin American Youth Center and Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care were both awarded grants from the NBC Universal Foundation, according to an NBC video.


Leadership Arlington's summer Youth Program was "enlightening," "inspiring," and "fun," according to youth participants quoted in The Sun Gazette.

Martha's Table's Lindsey Buss said that Martha's Outfitters, the organization's thrift shop, has seen a steady increase in business over the past three years on WTOP

OPINIONMaryland Nonprofits' Budget and Tax Policy Institute was a key resource in the Baltimore Sun editorial saying that "an all-cuts approach to balancing the budget would be harmful.  Maryland could solve its budget problems and lower its sales tax rate if it broadened the tax base sufficiently." They were also cited in an op-ed in The Gazette on budget battles.

  

OPINION: The Meyer Foundation's Rick Moyers' had an op-ed about their Board Paradox report in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

 

 

The National Visionary Leadership Project's recent interview with James Meredith, who was the first black student to graduate from Ole Miss, was quoted in The New York Times.



Northern Virginia Community Community College's workforce training program was praised by Alexandria Democratic leader Adam Ebbin in The Fairfax Times.  Separately, NVCC's support of the NOVA Manassas Symphony Orchestra was recognized in The Washington Post.

Reston Interfaith's shelter staffers regularly look in on a community of homeless men living in the woods near Reston, according to Reston Patch.    

Sitar Arts Center testified about the positive impact of the District of Columbia's youth summer jobs program, according to the Washington Post.

OPINIONThe Tahirih Justice Center's Layli Miller-Muro's op-ed in Roll Call responding to an op-ed by a mail-order bride company with a history of well-documented abuse against immigrant women, and against whom Tahirih brought and won a lawsuit, in Roll Call. Separately, Layli was interviewed on Dan Rather Reports on forced marriages in the USA.

 

Voices for Virginia's Children's John Morgan commented on the impact of the 'Great Recession' on children living in poverty, in GoDanRiver.  Separately, Morgan was quoted in an article on Virginia's national ranking (14th) in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2011 KIDS COUNT report.


 
More events available online.

September 21: Join the DC Children's Law Center as they celebrate their 15th Anniversary with the 10th Annual Helping Children Soar Benefit at the Kennedy Center Roof Terrace Restaurant.

September 22: WEAVE presents its 15th Anniversary Gala at the US Chamber of Commerce. 

September 22: The Washington Business Journal has announced the 2011 Greater Washington Healthiest Employers!  Attend the wellness expo and awards presentation.

September 22-23: BoardSource presents the 2011 BoardSource Leadership Forum.

September 24: Class Acts Arts and Young Audiences of Maryland present a FREE Artist Showcase & Family Festival.

Send us your events for us to highlight here and elsewhere.


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