[News 1/18/07] National Harbor Grants; Poverty Grows

PGCF“The Prince George’s Community Foundation (PGCF), a regional affiliate of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, has approved 30 grants totaling $329,000 from the National Harbor Community Outreach Grant Fund for 2008. The grants, ranging from $5,000 to $15,800, will support 30 nonprofit organizations in the areas of workforce development, arts and culture, education, recreation and social services for children, youth, young adults and senior citizens.” (Press Release)


– “One in three children in the District continues to live in poverty, and there has been a slight increase in the city’s overall poverty rate, according to the D.C. Kids Count Collaborative….” [WaPo, 1/18]

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Google Offers a Map for Its Philanthropy [NY Times, 1/18]

EDUCATION
Parents Slam Schools Plan at Hearings [WaPo, 1/18]

HEALTH
– [D.C] Inmates Qualify for Federal Drug Program Perk [WaPo, 1/18]
Suburban is pilot for cell phone program: Hospital is trying to cut down on heart attack response time [Gazette, 1/16]