“Social profits” pick up where school system leaves leaves off [News, 2.18]


EDUCATION
Letter: “Helping Schools Help Homeless Students” (WaPo, 2/18) – by Tobeka Green, Communites in Schools of the Nation’s Capital – “[M]any students bring more challenges to the classroom than any teacher or administrator can possibly handle alone…That is why we, and a host of other [social profit] organizations, pick up where the system leaves off. CISNCAP’s supporters include many WG members.
– The District of Columbia will receive the most stimulus dollars per student in 2009: $1,152. (Ed Money Watch blog, 2/17)

NICE JOB!
Philanthropic fundraising activities in stimulus bill preserved thanks to the efforts of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy” (wire, 2/17)

COMMUNICATIONS 2.0
Charity-minded cast nets online (WaTimes, 2/18) – “Sarah Repking, director of marketing and communications with Greater D.C. Cares, says her organization started using Facebook more than a year ago to spike interest in the group’s projects.”

PSA (pass it on)
More People Will Qualify for Tax Credit, But Many Don’t Know It (WAMU, 2/18)

CHILD WELFARE
New Survey Finds that State Child Welfare Budgets May Face Perfect Storm (wire, 2/17) – funded by WG member Annie E. Casey Foundation