A Partnership that Works
Martha’s Table and Urban Alliance have joined forces to increase economic opportunity for youth living in southeast D.C. This partnership will provide workforce readiness training for students in 9th to 12th grade. In addition, 12th grade students will be placed in paid internships. The pipeline of training towards internships gives students the skills, experience, and exposure needed to access and succeed in future work opportunities.

Martha’s Table is currently hosting Urban Alliance training modules at The Commons and will also employ high school seniors in paid internships across our organization.

Last week, we were thrilled to host Kelly Lynne from WJLA ABC7. On "Spotlight on Education," Kelly Lynne highlighted the potential of this thoughtful approach to youth investment. Check out the story here .

To learn how your organization can invest in local talent and help ensure a strong, educated, diverse generation of workers are prepared for the future, visit theurbanalliance.org/become-a-job-partner.
Neighbors in Action
Tonya and Anita make a great team at Martha's Market. Anita, a nearby neighbor who just began volunteering with MT, shared, "I love volunteering because you get to move around and engage with people." Tonya has been a regular rock-star volunteering 3-4 times per week for 3 months, often with double shifts. Tonya says, " I like helping and giving to my community. I know what it feels like on both sides- giving and receiving when you need it."
Upcoming Event:
October Market at The Commons
Pop-up market, book swap, community resources, and more!

Friday, October 26  
4pm - 6pm

The Commons
2375 Elvans Rd. SE
Washington, DC 20020
Save the Date: Harvest Dinner
Join us for food, games,
music, and fun!

Saturday, November 17  
10am-4pm

Our Lady of Perpetual Help 
Catholic Church 
Panorama Room 
1600 Morris Rd SE 
Washington, DC 20020
Get Cookin' with Joyful Food Markets
Prep Time: 15 mins | Total: 1 hr 15 mins | Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 3 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 cup of tomatoes, diced
  • 1 can of garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Steps
  • Squeeze the juice of three lemons into your bowl. Add olive oil and minced garlic.
  • Add cucumber, red onion, tomatoes and chickpeas to bowl and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sprinkle parsley on top to garnish. Refrigerate for one hour prior to serving.
Style & Support: Martha's Outfitters
Martha’s Outfitters is an innovative community store focused
on supporting families with young children. Families have the opportunity to shop for baby items, children's clothing, and professional attire at no cost through a monthly credit program.

Your support and donations make this possible!

Donate gently used items:
  • Clothing for infants and young children
  • Maternity clothing
  • Business and business casual clothing
Donate NEW items:
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Bottles
  • Toiletries
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