RACISM | This weekend will mark the first anniversary of the ‘Unite the Right’ white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one counterprotester dead. As the District prepares for this year’s rally, WRAG’s Racial Equity Working Group has made a statement. Read it here. (Daily, 8/10)
Members of the Greater Washington region’s philanthropic community continue to work collectively, through the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG), toward an equitable future. This future relies on the dismantling of all forms of oppression. The tragic events of Charlottesville began in the spirit of anti-Blackness and became a rallying cry for anti-Semitism and other manifestations of hate against immigrants and the LGBTQ community.
– The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project, a nonprofit that has organized play programs for children living at DC General, has announced that it will end its programming at the shelter. (WAMU, 8/9)
HEALTH | Unity Health Care and Howard University Hospital are partnering to open a a health center that provides specialty care in DC’s ward 7 community. (WBJ, 8/10)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | The National Park Service is considering a proposal to require a fee for individuals who want to protest or demonstrate on the National Mall. (WaPo, 8/9)
EDUCATION | Discrimination and retaliation: Loudoun County Public Schools the target of 14 active civil rights complaints (Loudoun Times, 8/9)
Social Sector Job Openings
Grants Associate | The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation–New!
Executive Vice President, Development and Communications | Northern Virginia Family Service–New!
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations | Northern Virginia Family Service–New!
Adult Education Specialist | BoardSource–New!
Senior Director, Evaluation and Learning | Flamboyan Foundation–New!
Major Gifts Officer | Food & Friends
Executive Director | Gandhi Brigade Youth Media
Membership & Development Director | Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation
Associate, Resource Development | Flamboyan Foundation
Operations Specialist | Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Membership Assistant | Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Director, School Partnerships Coach | Flamboyan Foundation
Program Officer | Jane Bancroft Robinson Foundation
Part-Time Program Administrator for the Bernie Scholarship Awards Program | Greater Washington Community Foundation
Membership Development Manager | Exponent Philanthropy
Senior Manager of Policy | United Philanthropy Forum
Evaluation & Impact Manager | DC Bar Foundation
Director of Development and Communications | Madison House Autism Foundation
Development Manager | Young Playwrights’ Theater
There are giant wheels at DC’s City Center.