Nationals play ball with area nonprofits [News, 4/14]


NONPROFITS
For charity, nationals aim just over the fence (WaPo, 4/13) – Washington Nationals Dream Foundation raises funds for community, including the nonprofit Earth Conservation Corps.
Concessions Program Helps Put Young People Back in the Game (WaPo, 4/12) – A San Fran nonprofit is working with kids at Nationals Park – “The idea is to get them work and then higher education.”

PEOPLE
Group formed to increase black nonprofit leaders (WBJ, 4/11) – “A year after leaving the top post at the region’s largest corporate giver [Freddie Mac Foundation] , Maxine Baker has been named the first president of a new networking organization aimed at filling top openings at area charities with black executives.”  

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Event targets problems of female teens in the District (Examiner, 4/12) – more about Saturday’s forum for teen girls, sponsored by the D.C. Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation (WG member)

HUNGER/NUTRITION
The Volunteer Farm raises produce in Shenandoah County for distribution to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. (WaPo, 4/13)
Area school lunch prices may rise next year (WaPo, 4/14)

POVERTY
Study: “Nearly one in three working families in the District is poor” (WaPo, 4/14)

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@ WG:
– April 15: CYF: East of the River Task Force
– April 17: “Storytelling as Best Practice for Grantmakers”