Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nonprofit news, August 11

  • Parents and community members with children sought to participate in education campaign:   Empower DC's Quality Education Campaign is looking for additional committed people to join the already strong and active cadre.   Empower DC has found that parents have a difficult time knowing how to get involved around the decisions that are made about their child’s school/education.   This campaign is a way to change all of that.   Daniel del Pielago, the new education organizer, is interested in meeting with folks to engage them in this work.   If you are interested or know others who are/might be, contact Daniel, 234-9119 x104 or via email.
  • Empower DC Quality Education Campaign updates:   If you are interested in receiving updates by email, Daniel del Pielago will add you to the list; just email him.
  • Two items from Common Good City Farm:   First, Pertula George is the farm's new Executive Director.   Before this gig, Pertula worked with young farmers at The Food Project in Boston.   Welcome her to DC, 330-5945 or via email.   Second, Common Good City Farm needs a volunteer:   Common Good is looking for a daytime volunteer to serve as education coordinator.   The commitment consists of 1-2 farm shifts per week, or 5-9 hours when the farm is open to youth, Monday/Thursday 3:00 – 7:00 pm and Wednesday/Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.   Flexible schedules are helpful.   Job details include: 1) Developing and implementing both casual and structured gardening and nutrition activities for kids aged 5-18; 2) facilitating/assisting volunteers and Green Tomorrows participants with farm work; 3) following weekly list of "to do’s" which usually include weeding, planting, or other farm work; 4) welcoming passers-by, answering their questions about the farm and explaining farm programs. The Coordinator will foster appreciation of fresh, healthy food and help to grow an emerging community food project in the nation's capital.   More information is available by emailing Common Good.
  • DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence has a new ED!   Karma Cottman is their new Executive Director.   Send her an email to welcome her.
  • DC LEARNS is on Twitter:   Follow them, @DCLEARNs.

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