Food insecurity in D.C. has worsened

FOOD | Many families in the District are unable to buy fresh food for their households. 26.6 percent of D.C. households with children can’t afford enough food. New data from D.C. Hunger Solutions show that Ward 7 has two full-service grocery stores for 70,064 residents and Ward 8 only has one for 78,686 residents. These nonprofit groups are working to address this problem. (WCP, 1/26)

Philip Sambol [director of partnerships for Good Food Markets] says food deserts are a product of history. “That low-income residents have been segregated into certain areas is a sad legacy of our racist redline housing policies—the clustering of affordable housing and voucher residents in certain communities have created an economic ghetto. And the way we’ve segregated our society around class and income equates strongly to race in the U.S.”

Despite the obstacles—and there are many—most community organizers are optimistic.

“D.C. is way ahead of the game in a lot of ways,” says Sambol, who has worked on food access issues in three states. “It’s been slow, but folks who are working on this every day are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.”

PHILANTHROPY | Lynn Tadlock, Deputy Executive Director of Giving for the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation and chair of WRAG’s Board of Directors, was awarded the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Award in the Nonprofit Executive category. (LoudounNow, 1/26) Congratulations, Lynn!

IMMIGRATION | DC Could Lose at Least $1 Billion Under Trump Sanctuary City Crackdown (NBC4, 1/26)

HOMELESSNESS | D.C. is stating its Point-in-Time census, which counts the number of people experiencing homelessness in the city. (WAMU, 1/26)

EDUCATIONTwo D.C. Schools Win $5,000 in National Verizon App Contest (AFRO, 1/27)

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT | A Maryland lawmaker wants to ban counties and cities from increasing the minimum wage in their individual jurisdictions. (WaPo, 1/26)

CRIMINAL JUSTICE | Virginia is considering a bill that would get rid of a policy that causes persons convicted of a drug offense, including marijuana possession, to lose their driving license. (WTOP, 1/27)

GENDER | Beliefs about intelligence belonging to one gender is already developed in six- year-olds, a recent study found. (Atlantic, 1/27)

Social Sector Job Openings 

Grants Program Director | DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities – New!
Senior Accountant | Arabella Advisors – New!
Nonprofit Financial Planning & Analysis Manager | Arabella Advisors – New!
Managing Director for Equity and Health | Richmond Memorial Health Foundation (RMHF) – New!
Nonprofit Project Accountant | Arabella Advisors
Human Resources Manager | Arabella Advisors
Program Officer, Early Care and Education | Washington Area Women’s Foundation
Program Management Specialist | Do Good Institute, University of Maryland
Manager, Gannett Foundation | Gannett Foundation
Executive Assistant to the President (P/T) | ABFE – A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities
Vice President of Membership and Development | ABFE – A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities
Program Associate | ABFE – A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities
Administrative Associate | Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Associate Director, Policy & Communications | Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers 
Administrative Associate
| Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers 
Manager, Operations & Programming
| Walker’s Legacy Foundation
Senior Associate, Engagement – Mid-Atlantic and Retail and Direct Bank markets
| Capital One
Executive Director
| Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

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