Wednesday, August 12, 2015

August 16 and 17: #GiveLikeAJCIII, celebrate AJ Cooper and the goodness of DC

Brenda Rhodes Miller, executive director of the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, recently sent this email about her son AJ Cooper:
Many of you may know that DC Campaign's Policy Director, the late AJ Cooper III, was instrumental in the creation of "The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Fund Establishment Act of 2014," legislation that is the source of funding for many local organizations working to reduce the incidence of teen pregnancy in Washington, DC.

Jay was deeply committed to the health and well-being of his hometown and viewed teen pregnancy as an obstacle that kept boys and girls from achieving their dreams.

In recognition of his advocacy and dedication to all the residents of the District of Columbia, the City Council passed a resolution making Jay’s 35th birthday the AJ Cooper III Day of Service in Washington, DC.

Jay believed that even the smallest act of kindness could change the world.

I hope you will join me in honoring my son’s memory by doing something good for someone else on August 17, 2015. For more information www.ajcooperdc.org.

You can help out at the BBQ; deets are here.   Public policy and practice more your thing?   There's a housing event Monday, August 17; info in the Tweet below.

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