[News 7/13] Friday Round-up


HUNGER/NUTRITION
The District’s Free Summer Meals Program “fell short of its goal of providing meals to 35,000 children last summer and is in jeopardy of losing some federal funds…” (WaPo, 7/13) 

PHILANTHROPY
As they play the video game “Karma Tycoon,” kids are exposed to “the mechanics of philanthropy, from soliciting grant applications to dolling out loans and reviewing the success of their projects.” (WSJ, 7/13 – subscription only – here’s an earlier report from MSNBC)

PEOPLE
Pat Mathews has been named Executive Director of Northern Virginia Health Foundation (WG member) after serving as Interim Executive Director since August of last year.

I. King Jordan has joined the expert Advisory Committee of WG member Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF). Jordan is former president of Gallaudet University and a leader in the deaf community. Also joining is Stacy Cervenka, from U.S. Sen. Brownback’s office. Based in Washington, DC, MEAF works on behalf of the one-out-of-five Americans of student age who have physical, mental, or learning disabilities. 

HOUSING
[Md.] Montgomery Co. has a newly-expanded authority to buy apartments in order to address the affordable housing crisis. (WaPo, 7/12)

HEALTH
Post: In SCHIP reauthorization, Congress needs to guarantee dental care for children in low-income families. (7/13)

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