Fight for Children awards $100,000 grants to three D.C. schools [News, 4/25]


Fight for Children awards $100,000 grants to three D.C. schools (WaPo, 4/25) – “Michela English, president of Fight for Children [WG member], said she hopes the awards will lead to better communication among the city’s different school systems. ‘We want different schools working with intercity low-income schoolchildren to do more of what works well…‘”

HIV/AIDS
With Congressional ban lifted, D.C. to invest $494,000 in needle exchange programs by the summer. PreventionWOrks!, HIPS, Bread for the City, and Family Medical and Counseling Service will receive funds (WaPo, 4/25). (Background on grantmaker involvement here.)

PHILANTHROPY
Charities may gain from tax plan (ChiTrib, 4/24)
Rockefeller Gives Harvard $100 Million (NYTimes, 4/25) – A rabble-rouser might point out that this increases Harvard’s endowment from $35 billion to $35.1 billion.

PROBLEM!
D.C. drivers take the lead in drug use, driving drunk (Examiner, 4/25)

VOLUNTEERING – Next week is National Volunteer Week.

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  1. An earlier version of this post’s title read “$100 grants to three schools.” I was only off by $99,900.

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