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…‘”
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.)
– 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.
D.C. drivers take the lead in drug use, driving drunk (Examiner, 4/25)
VOLUNTEERING – Next week is National Volunteer Week.