[News 6/21] Don’t call it a soup kitchen!


dcck D.C. Central Kitchen founder Robert Egger spoke to community leaders in Wisconsin yesterday about changing the charity model, and the need for collaboration between nonprofits and local governments. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, 6/21) DCCK is a national leader in addressing the interconnected problems of poverty, homelessness, and hunger. The organization’s sponsors include WG members Bank of America, World Bank, Fannie Mae Foundation, and Marriott. Learn about giving your time or money to help DCCK address hunger and poverty.

EDUCATION
Study: Teacher turnover costs area school systems millions (WaPo, 6/21) – The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future estimates that it costs D.C. $16.6 million annually to recruit and train new teachers. In Prince George’s: $23.3 million; Fairfax: $28.4 million. Nationally, half of all rookie teachers leave their jobs within five years.

YOUTH
[D.C.] Early summer curfew for D.C. Youth? (WaPo, 6/21)

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
[Va.] N.Va. residents can attend town hall meetings to discuss the workings of the N.Va. Transportation Authority. The new authority will raise roughly $300 million annually through taxes and fees.

The news round-up will return on Monday.