ARTS & HUMANITIES | Members of two art organizations in Leesburg, VA have been trying to convince policymakers to invest in public art for years. Without their support, the groups have raised their own funds to create installments that the public enjoys. Although the groups have been successful, the town is still slow to invest. (Loudoun Now, 3/9)
…Although the town does not dedicate money to public art projects, it does try to help them along, according to the town’s senior engineer Anne Geiger, who also serves as the COPA [one of the art groups] liaison. She said the town staff has helped secure permits for art projects, prepared the spaces for the works, and helped negotiate with developers to clear the way for the projects.
With the cadre of dedicated volunteers, artists and art lovers, the public arts community is hoping to see the Town Council back their efforts with financial support in the coming years.
HOUSING | Many Prince George’s County homeowners owe more than their homes are worth. (WBJ, 3/10)
PHILANTHROPY | The Annie E. Casey Foundation is using consultants to connect to the communities it wants to help. (Chronicle, 3/2 – Subscription needed)
ENVIRONMENT | The head of the environmental justice program at the Environmental Protection Agency resigns as the new administration signals cuts to the program. (InsideClimate News, 3/9)
TRANSIT | Metro’s board has preliminarily approved fair hikes (including raising bus fare to $2) and service cuts that will begin July 1. (WAMU, 3/9)
Social Sector Job Openings
Executive Director | International Association for Volunteer Effort
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Donor Services Associate, District of Columbia | The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
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Nonprofit Project Accountant | Arabella Advisors
Human Resources Manager | Arabella Advisors
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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Because its snowing (at the time of publishing) after we enjoyed 60 degree weather yesterday, enjoy these photos of weather in 2016.