Michelle Obama at Mary’s Center: “This is our community now” [News, 2.11]


michelleobamaMichelle Obama, while visiting Mary’s Center (ChiSun-Times, 2/10):

“We’ve been visitors but now we live here. This is our community now. We were taught you have to get to know your community…in order to be actively engaged in it. D.C. is our community now and it’s our home. Barack is real busy right now so I figured I’ve got the time on my hands and while the kids are in school, I figured I would come out and hear about programs and meet students.”

Several Washington Grantmakers members support Mary’s Center, which “builds better futures through the delivery of health care, education and social services.” See more event details and pics at MarysCenter.org and WhiteHouse.gov.

SORRY, NO STIMULUS FOR YOU
The economic-stimulus package passed by the Senate today does not include a number of measures that nonprofit and foundation leaders had proposed to help ease the impact of the recession on the philanthropic world. (Chronicle, 2/10)

ECONOMY
Catholic Charities tones down annual ball (WBJ, 2/10)

HOUSING
Tough times strain Montgomery County’s housing resources (Gazette, 2/11)

DC SCHOOL REFORM
Fenty, Rhee tout minor gains for District’s school system (Examiner, 2/11)

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
New Study Debunks Media Myth of Violent Youth (wire, 2/11) – study funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation