D.C. hopes needle-exchange program curbs soaring AIDS rate [News, 8/25]


HIV/AIDS
D.C. Hopes Needle-Exchange Program Curbs Soaring AIDS Rate (NewsChannel8, 8/23) – “The extra funds are allowing PreventionWorks! to visit more sites, conduct more comprehensive disease screening and more than triple its staff to 12, Vail said. He estimates the program reaches about one-fourth of Washington’s intravenous drug users.”

PEOPLE
DC Appleseed’s Walter A. Smith Jr. has been nominated for a judicial vacancy on the D.C. Court of Appeals. (WaPo, 8/25 – scroll down)

DC SCHOOLS
Rhee’s first year has left a big impact (WaPo, 8/25)
– At kick-off event, teachers torn as Rhee tries to allay fears about pay plan (WaPo, 8/23)

SOCIAL PROFIT SECTOR
Workforce Organizations for Regional Collaboration Inc. (WORC) combines with Goodwill of Greater Washington (WBJ, 8/22) – WORC’s executived director: “It helps strengthen Goodwill’s services to the community and at the same time it takes the great services WORC as been able to provide to an organization that can financially support them.”
IBM Helps Workers Who Want to Retire and Take Nonprofit Jobs (Chronicle, 8/22)

GROWTH/TRANSPORTATION
Federal officials give go ahead to start Metrorail extension to Dulles (WaPo, 8/23)
Metro reports 7 percent rise in ridership over last August (Examiner, 8/25)

@WG:
Sept. 17Trainings: Assessing a Grantee’s Financial Health and Accountability – open to all grantmakers.