Service and Reflection Marks the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 Tributes in DC and Across the Country

VOLUNTEERING | People across the country marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by reflecting and giving back to their communities. In the DC area, the “Million Meal Pack Challenge” sponsored by the AARP Foundation and the Capital Area Food Bank, was organized to pay tribute to the victims, families and heroes of 9/11.

Lisa Marsh Ryerson, president of the AARP Foundation, said approximately 1 million meals were boxed Sunday, and a half-million were expected to be packaged Monday. An estimated 5,000 volunteers were expected to take part in the Million Meal Pack Challenge, she said.

The event was one of several held in the region — and dozens nationwide — as the nation marked the anniversary. (WaPo, 9/11)

BUSINESS | WRAG member Terri Copeland from PNC is in the Washington Business Journal‘s  2016 class of Women Who Mean Business. These 25 inspiring businesswomen in Greater Washington are trailblazers, philanthropists, artists and mentors who are honored for their impact.

JUSTICE‘Safe Surrender’ may help DC felons with active warrants move forward (WTOP, 9/10)

ART | A local artist is running for a “Minister of Culture” position that doesn’t exist, in an attempt to draw attention to issues facing the arts and culture community in DC. (WAMU, 9/9)

– New affordable housing is underway for struggling “grandfamilies.” (Afro, 9/7)

– D.C. Landlords Are Trying to Force Out Latino Tenants, Raising Rents Amid Deplorable Conditions (City Paper, 9/9)

EDUCATION |  Maryland’s decision to delay the start of school means all cut backs are on the table, including Spring Break. (WaPo, 9/11)

RACENine in 10 Black Moms in D.C. Are Breadwinners (City Paper, 9/8)

ENVIRONMENT | OPINION: With more people hitting the road, it’s time for a carbon tax (WaPo, 8/11)

NONPROFITSWhy Your Nonprofit Should Invest in Video As Part Its Communications Strategy (Beth’s Blog, 9/6)

PHILANTHROPY | The concluding post in an SSIR series on grantee inclusion, produced in partnership with GEO, focused on breaking down the walls between nonprofits and funders. (SSIR, 9/8)

We all remember where we were on 9/11, and 15 years later, we all paused to commemorate – and to never forget – Buffy