Sunday, January 31, 2010

Important, random things

Odds and ends of learning, advocacy, and partnership opportunities:
  • Rooting DC’s annual conference is being held February 20 at the Washington Historical Society.   This day-long event – which includes panel discussions, workshops and talks - is free and open to the public.   More on the Web site.
  • The new DC Food Justice Coalition is an umbrella group of health, food, and wellness organizations that have come together to at once promote the work of member organizations and build the public will and develop a political/social/economic/moral movement on empowering youth and families East of the River around healthy affordable and accessible food and making healthy solutions.   More information is available from Tambra Stevenson, Vice President of the Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association (MWPHA) at (202) 236-0371.
  • Love is in the air!   Once again, BabyLove DC is doing a drive for gently used maternity, infant, and children's clothes, blankets, diaper bags, swings, strollers, etc.   The drive is scheduled for February 6 from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm.   Details about what is needed and more about this local nonprofit helping families in need are on their Web site.
  • Approximately 150 SF in office space is available immediately on the first floor of the Emergence Community Arts Collective (ECAC) located at 733 Euclid St NW.   The rent is $350 per month which includes utilities.   Applicant must be a non-profit organization.   For questions or to schedule a visit, call (202) 462-2285 or email Sylvia (at) ecacollective (dot) org.   For more information on the ECAC, visit
  • DC LEARNS director Jeff Carter is going to part-time for DC Learns in February when he enters the new role of Director of Policy and Government Affairs for the national group ProLiteracy.   Starting in February, MaryAnn Florez, Director of the Adult Education Professional Development Center (AEPDC), will be promoted to Director of Operations for DC LEARNs, providing oversight over all of their projects and activities.

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