Mayor Bowser recently announced that her Administration will extend Immigrant Justice Legal Services (IJLS) grant funding to ten organizations in Washington, DC. In January, Mayor Bowser announced that the DC Government would provide up to $500,000 to community-based organizations, private organizations, associations, and law firms that do legal work for immigrants in Washington, DC.
As part of Monumental Sports Global Academies, Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault will be joined by players Ivory Latta and Krystal Thomas, as well as assistant coach Eric Thibault, on a trip to the United Arab Emirates where they will conduct a series of clinics from March 24-26.
Broadway at The National announces its 2017-18 season featuring the anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film, the return of Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables…
The NAACP DC Branch will host a Fair Housing Training for NAACP members on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Dorothy I. Height Library located at 3935 Benning Road, NE Washington, DC. The purpose of this training is to educate NAACP members about housing discrimination and the Fair Housing Amendments Act.
Washington, DC has been recognized by CityHealth, a project of the de Beaumont Foundation, as a leading city for policies that improve the health and well-being of its residents. The assessment is the culmination of a two-year analysis of how the 40 largest U.S. cities fare across nine policy areas that help residents live healthier lives and enable communities to thrive.
The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) is advising residents of the top 10 financial schemes to watch out for as well as informing them of resources and services available to them to help protect against potential fraud.
Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety – which includes oversight of the Board of Elections – introduced the Primary Date Alteration Amendment Act of 2017.
DC Bike Ride, the region’s premier scenic urban bike ride, has announced its Finish Festival Main Stage lineup for the post-ride celebration as well as entertainment acts throughout the 20-mile course. The second annual DC Bike Ride takes place on May 14.
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced the 2017 Summer permits schedule. The permit window dates for the upcoming season are currently posted on the DPR website on the Athletic Fields permit page and the Aquatics permit page.
With the hope of impressing top culinary judges from around the country and winning college scholarships, culinary students from 12 Maryland high schools will meet at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on March 24, 2017 to compete in the 13th annual Maryland ProStart Student Invitational (MPSI).
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in January to 4.0 percent, after holding steady at 4.1 percent the previous six months. This drop comes after the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued benchmarked data for 2016.
In 2017, Giant added three new nutritionists to its in-store nutritionist team, further expanding nutritionist services across its operating region. Giant’s in-store nutritionist program includes a team of 10 nutritionists across Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia who work with customers to help make the best nutritional choices for themselves and their families.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and Hispanic Heritage Foundation Announce Partnership to Promote Education and Leadership Programs
[CapitalWirePR] March 14, 2017 – In an effort to guarantee Latino youth across the country benefit from access to one another’s educational opportunities and leadership programs, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced a partnership…
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced today that 2017 Spring Break Camp registration will open on Monday, March 20 at noon. DPR offers full-day Spring Break Camps for children, ages 3 to 5, 6 to 12, and 8 to 13 years old, during DC Public Schools’ (DCPS) Spring Break…
Virginia Schools Encouraged to Participate in Statewide Campaign to Encourage Safe Teen Driving During Upcoming High-Risk Months
Youth of Virginia Speak Out (YOVASO) and the Virginia State Police are encouraging high and middle schools across the state to participate in a safety campaign for youth and teens to encourage safe driving behaviors and passenger safety.
Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) Brian Kenner unveiled DC’s Economic Strategy, a framework for how Washington, DC will continue its work as an international leader for inclusive economic growth and resilience.
Mayor Muriel Bowser recently presented a certificate to Eastern Market Main Street, designating the area as a full member of the DC Main Streets program. Each DC Main Streets program is organized and led by local volunteers and community development professionals who lead sustainable, community-driven efforts to promote economic development, strengthen their neighborhoods, and improve the quality of life for residents.
The District of Columbia is celebrating a decade of green building leadership, 10 years after official enactment of the landmark Green Building Act. The Act, the first legislation of its kind, requires green building certification for private, public, and publicly financed projects.
Applications are now being accepted through March 31 for the Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar. Rising high school seniors have the opportunity to choose from three sessions: June 3 – 8, June 10 – 15, and June 17 – 22.
Antwanye Ford’s $200,000 investment in Howard University is a crucial step towards leveling the tech playing field for Black innovators. The Cybersecurity Education and Research Center (CERC) will be housed at Howard University; providing Black students with an advanced opportunity to gain skills in cybersecurity.
Washington D.C. Area High School Students Break Records Raising More Than $850,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The fourth annual Students of the Year gala presented by Sentrillion celebrated a record breaking year. Exceeding all expectations, the 2017 Students of the Year campaign, raised over $851,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission, a world without blood cancers.
The Freer Gallery of Art is undergoing renovations and upgrades to its galleries and infrastructure and has been closed for the past year. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will also temporarily close its doors starting Monday, July 10, to allow for reinstallation of the exhibition galleries and to refresh elements of the facility in order to improve the museumgoer’s experience.
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) continues to accept applications from individuals and organizations for CAH’s FY17 Projects, Events and Festivals Grant Program and FY17 Public Art Building Communities Grant Program. Activities receiving funding must be completed by September 30, 2017.
Government officials will join staff members and other special guests for a celebration of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s 75th Anniversary on Friday, March 10, in APL’s Kossiakoff Center.
The Maryland Bar Foundation (MBF) has awarded approximately $40,000 in grants to support law-related projects around the state that contribute to the betterment of the legal profession and access to justice. The beneficiaries include:
The Bonifant at Silver Spring, a newly constructed, 11-story, high-rise residential apartment building located next to the Silver Spring Library and a future Purple Line transit station, is 100 percent leased. The Bonifant is the first residential property built alongside a public-use facility in Montgomery County and is part of a new innovative effort to use County-owned land to increase the supply of housing affordable to lower-income residents.
Montgomery County Recreation will host a free Summer Camp Fair on Sunday, March 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at the North Potomac Community Recreation Center, 13850 Travilah Road, Rockville. The Summer Camp Fair is designed to assist families who are looking for summer camp opportunities for their children.
The Montgomery County Commission for Women is kicking off Women’s History Month in a unique way this year. The Commission is inviting residents of all ages to participate in the first annual Girl Power Writing Contest, “What’s It Mean to Be a Woman in 2017?”
World-Renowned Opera Singer DeAndre Simmons Performs Schubert’s Epic Die Winterreise with Pianist Robert Cassidy
World-renowned operatic singer DeAndre Simmons performs Franz Schubert’s epic song cycle Die Winterreise alongside pianist Robert Cassidy Sunday, March 19, at 4 p.m., at Castleton in Performance (CiP). Simmons, a Castleton Festival alum, has performed for seven U.S. presidents, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, Pope John Paul II, and Nelson Mandela.
TARGET AND NATIONAL NON-PROFIT KaBOOM! AWARD CAMP BENNETT GRANT FOR IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND IN A CART™ PLAY SYSTEM
Mission’s Camp Bennet, a free sleep-away summer camp for inner-city children from the Washington, DC metropolitan area, has been awarded an Imagination Playground in a Cart™, an innovative playground equipment system, thanks to a grant provided by Target and national non-profit KaBOOM!.
Mount Vernon has selected fifteen leading history scholars who will receive fully-funded research fellowships at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington (Washington Library) for the 2017-18 academic year.
Hosted by International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), dozens of locals, ranging from residents to community leaders within the Washington D.C. community gathered at Mother’s Peace Garden on International Women’s Day (March 8, 2017), to uphold the dignity of women and young girls all around the world.
On February 28, Verizon recognized a student team from School Without Walls (SWW) high school in DC that won Best in State in the Fifth Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge for their mobile app concept Intercom, which was inspired by problems facing students not being able to quickly and easily obtain information regarding school events, services, and clubs.
Pepco is providing 1,150 free trees to its residential customers through the Energy-Saving Trees program, which helps customers conserve energy and reduce household energy bills through strategic tree planting. Starting today, customers can reserve one free tree per household by calling 1-855.670.2771…
For America Saves Week, DISB Highlights Financial Tools to Help Military and District Residents Make Saving a Priority
In recognition of America Saves Week, the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking is reminding District residents and service members of financial tools that help make saving money a priority.
The public is invited to the grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center March 11 and 12. The National Park Service and the Maryland Park Service have teamed up to provide special family-friendly Grand Opening events and activities at the site and a first look at the new visitor center.
The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) are pleased to announce workshops regarding grants available through the African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP) for Fiscal Year 2018.
Princess Gelilamariam Fessehatsion and her son, Prince Ruphael Sahle Selassie (great grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie I) joined Little Ethiopia at the Ethiopian Community’s 12th Annual Afro-American & Ethiopian Heritage & Unity Celebration of Black History Month at the Fraser Mansion, home of the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office.
As a young girl growing in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a small town of 44,000 and 130 miles west Boston, Stephanie Wilson said she spent her nights looking up into the sky wondering what was out there.
DOEE has made available two funding opportunities for eligible entities to install additional solar capacity throughout DC and provide benefits to low-income residents. The awards are $8 million and $5 million respectively for residential and non-residential spaces.
The awards gala featured pomp and circumstance, as industry legends and rising stars accepted accolades and made inspirational speeches here, Feb. 11. The award winners, however, were not film or entertainment celebrities.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) recently hosted 25 teachers from Baltimore City vocational-technical high schools during its second annual Smart Energy Workforce Development Innovation Day. The teachers spent their professional development day learning about the real-world career opportunities available to their students.
The Church of Scientology National Affairs Office held a Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Pre-Celebration, launching the newly formed D.C. Host Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Committee.
In a historic first for the District of Columbia, a decisive majority of educators at Paul Public Charter School have signed a formal petition asking the school’s governing board to recognize their union.
Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs to Connect Small Businesses in Southern Maryland to State Contracting Opportunities
Maryland procurement professionals will help small businesses in Southern Maryland connect to state contracting opportunities during the Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connection Workshop on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
On February 21, Verizon held a recognition event for the student team from Howard Middle School of Mathematics and Science that was named Best in State of the Fifth Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge.
Growing up poor and abandoned Fayetteville, North Carolina, La’Shanda Holmes had no idea where her life would take her, certainly not to a career as a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard and a position with NASA.
Hospital to Celebrate National Colorectal Cancer Month with Free Screenings, Community Walk and Education Fair
Colorectal cancer is both preventable and curable. However, it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Maryland. During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, Doctors Community Hospital will celebrate by raising awareness about this type of cancer through a community walk and education fair on March 25, 2017…
The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is proud to host once again its fun-filled, family-friendly nutrition fair, Kids in the Kitchen. In its 11th year in the District of Columbia, this free event brings local restaurants, nonprofits, and nutrition and fitness experts together for a day of games, crafts, hand-on learning, and exciting prizes…
To help customers achieve and maintain healthier lifestyles, Giant Food of Landover, Md. is offering free health screenings at select in-store pharmacies. Customers can receive free blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings. In addition, Giant pharmacists can help determine if customers are missing any recommended adultvaccinations.
Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center and NFL’s Earnest Byner Host a Post “Super Bowl Sundae Social”
Veterans and their family members will be treated to a unique opportunity to meet Former NFL Player and Coach, Earnest Byner at a post “Super Bowl Sundae Social” at the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center on 50 Irving Street, N.W.
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) joined 14 Senate colleagues to unveil the “Five Fights for Federal Employees,” a proposal to protect current and retired government workers from ideologically motivated attacks. “So many of our federal employees go above and beyond the call of duty every day to keep the government running, usually with little recognition and less fanfare,” said Sen. Warner.
During a day-long visit to the Eastern Shore, Governor Larry Hogan announced state funding for Lower Eastern Shore initiatives at a press conference at the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce in Wicomico County. The governor was joined by Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver, Salisbury Mayor Jacob Day, and state and county officials for the funding announcemen…
While that special someone may catch your eye this Valentine’s Day, don’t lose sight of foil balloons, also known as Mylar balloons, that can lead to outages when they come into contact with power lines. Untethered balloons cause thousands of unnecessary electric service interruptions each year for BGE customers.
Governor Larry Hogan and Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder today toured the Murphy family’s Double Trouble Farm – the first Maryland poultry operation to install cutting-edge technology that converts poultry litter to energy. The Maryland Department of Agriculture awarded a $970,000 animal waste technology grant…
Montgomery County Public Libraries Will Kickoff a New Speaker Series with Well-known NPR Radio Host Kojo Nnamdi
One of the goals of Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) FY17-20 Strategic Plan is to provide programs and resources in order for residents to learn about current events. Beginning in March, MCPL will offer a new speaker series called Contemporary Conversations @ MCPL.
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Mayor’s Offices on African Affairs, African American Affairs and Latino Affairs will present a Celebration of Black History Month on Thursday, February 16 at the Historic Lincoln Theatre.
Low income taxpayers in Montgomery County have a variety of opportunities to get free income tax preparation and tax counseling before the Tuesday, April 18 tax deadline. Through the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs, local volunteers help low-to-moderate income residents and seniors file their taxes and learn about important tax credits…
Resulting from legislation passed by the Montgomery County Council, the County has launched a strategic plan to address the nearly 78,000 County residents who are unsure where they will get their next meal. The Department of Health and Human Service and its non-profit partners go to great lengths to address food insecurity.
During Presidents’ Day weekend, shoppers across Maryland will get a break from the state’s six percent sales tax on qualifying ENERGY STAR products. Shop Maryland Energy (February 18-20) is a statewide sales tax holiday that highlights the importance of energy efficient appliances to the environment and residents’ pocketbooks.
The African American community is very proud of the role that thousands of Tuskegee Airmen played in World War II. They were the First Black servicemen to serve as military aviators in the US Armed Forces, while still subject to Jim Crow laws in a racially segregated military.
From February 25 through March 11, 2017, conductor Michael Christie will lead Washington National Opera’s new production of Dead Man Walking, composed by Jake Heggie on a libretto by Terrence McNally and directed by WNO’s Artistic Director Francesca Zambello.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History recently receive a number of objects from Black American Racers Inc. (BAR) in a donation ceremony Feb. 1. Former owner and president Leonard W. Miller and former members of BAR presented the donation of authentic memorabilia used during the team’s operating days.
Most people have never heard of Eugene M. DeLoatch, but all over the world, they have seen the fruits of his labor, across the United States, in Puerto Rico, the Middle East, Japan, Germany, Korea — across Europe, Africa and South America.
The Adjudication Services Division of the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DC DMV) is moving to 955 L’Enfant Plaza, Suite P-100, SW on Monday, February 13, 2017. The new office is environmentally-friendly and on track to receive LEED Silver accreditation.
Mayor Muriel Bowser and Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey DeWitt released the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and announced that Washington, DC’s finances are in excellent shape with all indicators showing positive growth.
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, CityBridge Education, The Kimsey Foundation, and District of Learning recently announce the District of Learning Playlist Challenge—an opportunity for schools and community partners to help District youth explore their passions and strengthen their paths to college and careers.
Comcast announced today that the Comcast Foundation has awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington with a $20,000 grant in support of the Club’s My.Future technology program, which uses hands-on technology training to equip Club kids with the skills needed to compete in a 21st century economy.
Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone who joins the Foundation in February 2017 will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees or 10 free redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away and also keeps school programs in shape via a fundraiser sponsored by the U.S. Apple Association. The “Buy an Apple, Help a Student” program from the nation’s apple growers offers a simple formula for supporting students and encouraging healthy snacking.
The National Housing Law Project (NHLP), the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (The Law Center), and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) applaud Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) for introducing legislation to permanently extend the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA).
What if year round we could impart our history to our children? We would raise a proud, self -aware and empowered generation! Heritage Box delivers such a tool for families. Heritage Box provides families with a tool that will keep children engaged YEAR ROUND, not just in February during Black History Month.
As the last of the baby-boom generation approaches the age of 65, the number of cases of visual impairment and blindness is projected to experience a boom of its own in the coming years. According to recent studies funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the number of Americans who are visually impaired…
It’s been ingrained in our heads since we were little: building strong bones is important. The problem is that these days many children aren’t getting the daily recommended diet and exercise needed to do so. And, with technology use at an all-time high, children are spending less time playing outdoors, which increases the risk of obesity.
U.S. Army Partners with 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Global Competitiveness Conference
Recognizing the vital importance of developing our nation’s next generation of engineers, scientists and technical professionals, the U.S. Army has renewed its support of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) annual conference. The conference attracts the top-performing high school and Historically Black College University students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) …
Giant Food of Landover, Md. will offer a diverse range of nutrition classes in February at the Washington D.C.-area Giant stores. Hosted by in-store nutritionist Roxana Ehsani, the classes will cover topics from post-holiday eating to mood-boosting food. Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held at the City Market at O Street Giant.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $390,000 in USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Available for Virginia Agricultural Interests
Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that groups seeking to improve the competitiveness of specialty crops in Virginia are eligible to submit proposals for grants up to $60,000 per project. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) anticipates administering nearly $390,000 in funds for the development of specialty crops.
Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that Air India will launch nonstop service between Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). The newly announced air route, which will offer three nonstop, roundtrip flights per week, is estimated to bring in an additional 30,000 tourist and business travelers and $30 million in total economic impact annually…
Nickelodeon recently announced the nominees for the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, the only live event where kids’ votes count and the biggest stars of the day line up to get slimed. Celebrating kids’ favorites from across the worlds of film, television, music and pop culture, this year’s all-star list of nominations include:
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments. Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply. “I used over 300 units of blood when I was younger after an auto accident. Blood donations helped save my life,” he said.
Governor’s Office for Children and the Annie E. Casey Foundation Launch Results-Based Leadership Program
As part of Governor Hogan’s commitment to ensure young people are on a pathway to education and employment, the Governor’s Office for Children today announced that it has joined with the Annie E. Casey Foundation to launch the “Maryland Governor’s Office for Children Disconnected/Opportunity Youth Results-Based Leadership Program.”
Some of Prince George’s County’s most promising emerging artists are still in school. Their works will be on display for public viewing February 22, 2017 through March 6, 2017 . This amazing annual exhibit is sponsored by the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) in partnership with Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and The Mall at Prince Georges.
As part of Walmart’s commitment to fight hunger in Maryland, the Walmart Foundation invites local nonprofits with hunger relief programs to apply for grants of between $25,000 and $200,000. The deadline to submit grant requests is Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Central time.
The Montgomery County Volunteer Center’s RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide Program is providing free tax preparation assistance. This service is available to low-to-moderate income taxpayers who live or work in Montgomery County. Special attention is given to those age 60 and older.
Montgomery County Public Libraries will host two free concerts by the Loudoun Youth Guitars. The talented ensemble of middle and high school students is made up of accomplished guitarists from Loudoun County, Virginia.
Throughout the month of February, the Navy joins our nation in celebrating the history and culture of African American and Black Sailors during National African American/Black History Month. ALNAV 006/17 encourages participation in all the heritage celebrations and special observances throughout the year.
The Great Courses and the Washington Literacy Center Partner to Fight Illiteracy in the Nation’s Capital
The Great Courses and the Washington Literacy Center are teaming up in the new year to address two significant barriers to literacy access to training and educational resources. With approximately 90,000 reported illiterate adults in Washington D.C. challenged with employment, this partnership will make critical tools and resources attainable, and provide a foundation for work.
The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights (OHR), in partnership with Child Trends, issued the Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program’s second report on the state of bullying in District public and public charter schools during the 2015-2016 school year.
Governor Larry Hogan recently announced the State Retirement Choice Act for the 21st Century Workforce, legislation that will restructure and protect Maryland’s current underperforming employee pension system. The proposed legislation will allow the state to begin paying down the unfunded liability in the current pension system while creating a sustainable retirement system that will serve state employees into the future.
ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: Symphony Study Series – Fiddler on the Ceiling: The Art of Marc Chagall in Music
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s (ASO) popular Symphony Study series, led by Dr. Rachel Franklin, returns this winter on February 14 and 21 and spring on April 18 and 25. The study will explore Marc Chagall’s relationship to music through his visual art.
Nine winners of the 2017 Berger-Marks Foundation awards will be recognized in a local reception next week for their leadership in social justice and workers rights. “The winners of the Edna Award for Social Justice and the Kate Mullany Courageous Young Worker Awards have each stood up for justice and workers’ rights in the face of enormous odds…”
Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Community Take an Active Stand to Avert Veteran Homelessness
The 23rd annual Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down brought federal, local and state government agencies, Veteran Service Organizations, active duty service members as well as corporate and non-profit community partners, donors and sponsors together with one mission–to offer a full day of services to address the many contributing factors associated with homelessness.
Baltimore Gas and Electric recently awarded $302,000 in emergency response and safety grants to 64 nonprofit emergency response and public safety organizations at a press conference held at the Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department.
Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that the Prescription Monitoring Program has been awarded a grant to help integrate use of its data in doctors’ and pharmacists’ regular work flow. The $3.1 million grant from PurduePharma will allow the Department of Health Professions to connect the state PMP with electronic health records (EHR) used by Virginia doctors and pharmacies.
Food Tank (FoodTank.com), in partnership with The George Washington University and the World Resources Institute, will hold a one-day summit entitled “Let’s Build Better Food Policy,” Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 9AM to 5PM EST. The summit will take place in the Jack Morton Auditorium at The George Washington University.
Mayor Bowser Appoints New Leadership at Department of Employment Services, DC Workforce Investment Council
Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Odie Donald II as Acting Director of the Department of Employment Services (DOES) following the resignation of Deborah Carroll, who informed the Administration of her desire to pursue other opportunities after two years of service.
At the DC Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Councilmember Brandon T. Todd (D-Ward 4) introduced two pieces of legislation intended to improve the detection and treatment of young students with dyslexia, and explore the possibility of constructing a new recreation center in Upper Northwest Washington, DC.
Explore! and Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery are proud to present a new, interactive gallery designed for families and children ages 18 months to 8 years old. The gallery opens on January 28, 2017 and will remain open to the public for one year. Hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM. The exhibit is presented in both Spanish and English.
Chocolate Cities Exhibition Series: The History, Legacy, and Sustainability of African American Urban Enclaves
The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (PGAAMCC) is proud to present Chocolate Cities: The History, Legacy, and Sustainability of African American Urban Enclaves. This year-long series of exhibitions and programming will examine African American self-sustained enclaves throughout the United States, focusing specifically on Washington, DC and Prince George’s County, MD.
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that registration for the final “DPR Fun Day,” for the 2016/2017 school year begins at noon Friday, February 3, 2017. When DC Public Schools (DCPS) is closed for staff development, the agency will offer “DPR Fun Day,” a free, single-day program offering fun and enriching activities…