– Yesterday, the Senate has passed a spending bill that keeps the Johnson Amendment in tact and includes funding for the administration’s border wall, the opioid epidemic and other programs. The bill does not include a legislative replacement for DACA, which leaves many undocumented youth with few options. (WaPo, 3/23)
The Migration Policy Institute estimates that there are 120,000 immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children who would turn 15 and become eligible for DACA protections over the next four years.
Immigrant advocates say that pool of people illustrates the need for a legislative replacement for DACA, an idea that has stalled multiple times in Congress and was left out of the spending deal reached on Capitol Hill on Thursday to avoid a looming government-shutdown deadline. Lawmakers appear unlikely to focus again on the issue anytime soon.
NONPROFITS | After reports of Facebook user data being compromised to influence the 2016 election came out this week, fundraising professionals are advising nonprofits about their use of the website to solicit donations. (Reuters, 3/22)
PUBLIC SAFETY | What Gun-Control Activists Can Learn From the Civil-Rights Movement (Atlantic, 3/23)
EDUCATION | The District has created plans to help students who are not on track to graduate this year due to excessive absences, but teachers and students are not sure if they are enough. (WAMU, 3/22)
TRANSPORTATION | Maryland lawmakers commit $167M for Metro, completing regional funding puzzle (WBJ, 3/23)
Social Sector Job Openings
Communications Associate | Venture Philanthropy Partners – New!
Programs Officer | DC Bar Foundation
Grants Management Assistant | Intentional Philanthropy
2018 Summer Intern | Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Council on Foundations
Corporate Partnerships Associate | Miriam’s Kitchen
Development Assistant | Miriam’s Kitchen
Information Technology Specialist | Bright Beginnings Inc.
Development Director | Critical Exposure
Director, Washington, DC Community | A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation
Director, Engineering Initiatives | A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation
Operations & Grants Manager | A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation
Strategic Partnerships Consultant, Children’s Opportunity Fund | Greater Washington Community Foundation
Director, Finance & Administration | The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Program Coordinator | Exponent Philanthropy
Development Associate | Society for Science & the Public
Finance Manager (Part-Time) | United Philanthropy Forum
Communications Manager | United Philanthropy Forum
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