Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Nonprofit news

  • Friends of the Earth has moved! They are now located at 1100 15th St NW, 11th Floor, WDC 20005.
  • DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy’s Brenda Rhodes Miller had something to say after the DOH release of the latest teen pregnancy numbers.   Listen to her commentary on WAMU here (click on one of the icons below "Listen to this feature.")
  • The DC Time Bank campaign has kicked off!   Go to the web site to learn how you can participate in this new local economy.
  • Legal Aid moved their Anacostia office location to Suite LL-1 at 2041 Martin Luther King Ave SE effective July 1.
  • The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association has a new web site.
  • You can now watch Hudson Institute events as they happen via computer by going here www.hudson.org/WatchLive.   For questions about streaming Hudson events, contact Gerardo Pantoja at (202) 974-2421 or send an email.
  • Brenda Donald, most recently the Maryland Department of Human Resources Secretary, has been appointed as the vice president of the Center for Effective Family Services and Systems at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, where she will formulate national policies for disadvantaged children. Brenda left DC for Maryland in 2007.   While in DC, she was Deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, Families and Elders under Mayor Anthony Williams and director of Child and Family Services Agency.   More on her move to Casey in the press release.
  • SOME seeking volunteers for Splash 'N Dash.   The second annual event is being held August 8; volunteers are needed from 6:30 - 11:00 am at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Swim Center to help check in, direct, and time race participants.   Contact Tracy Monson, via email or 797-8806 ext. 1011 to learn more.
  • The DC Assembly on School Health Care is winding down operations.   The web site is still live and Jennifer Guste Leonard, former ED, will try to help on issues related to school health; contact her via email.
  • Martha's Table recently achieved accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).   The accreditation acknowledges the quality services provided by this nonprofit.
  • WEAVE’s great news:   Since the SaveWEAVE campaign last fall, the board and staff have gotten back to basics, engaging in intensive strategic planning, adding board members, providing top quality services, and creatively raising money.   The organization reports that much remains to be done, but the plan in place will set them on the course to rebuild this essential member of the DC community.   More on WEAVE here.

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