DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corp. awards grants (WaPo, 1/27) / District Unveils Program Targeting At-Risk Youth (Washington Continent, 1/27) – CEO Millicent Williams: “The At-Risk Youth Assistance Program…makes it possible for the District to exert positive influences into the lives of at-risk youngsters before they are enticed by negatives influences in the community.”
– For background on The Trust, read WG’s Jan. ’09 issue of The Power of Collaboration: “Making Out of School Time a Priority”
LEAD IN THE WATER
Walter Smith of the nonprofit advocacy group D.C. Appleseed Center for Law and Justice said his organization is still pushing for independent testing of the water. (WaPo, 1/27)
PEOPLE LIKE LISTS
Slate and The Chronicle of Philanthropy Publish Annual Ranking of America’s Biggest Donors in 2008 (wire, 1/26) – The piece is here.
– At $235 Million, Bloomberg Was Biggest Giver in U.S. (NYTimes, 1/26)
– The Dead, More Generous Than the Living in 2008 (WSJ, 1/26)