IMMIGRATION | A new report about the quality of life for immigrant communities from Latin America, Asia and the Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Caribbean in DC was released this week. The report looked at indicators such as education, jobs, housing, and healthcare. (WAMU, 12/19)
According to the report, household incomes for immigrants grew only modestly over the past 10 to 15 years. While there were fewer immigrants living in households that had annual incomes under $10,000 in 2000 than between 2012 and 2016, the share of households with incomes between $10,000 and $49,999 stayed relatively stable. And at the higher end, immigrants with household incomes between $50,000 and $99,999 decreased from 30 to 26 percent.
Similar to trends in the District’s overall population, 80 percent of adult immigrants have a high school education or higher, up from 68 percent in 2000. The number of immigrants with a bachelor’s degree or above has increased 13 percent. But despite levels of education, some immigrants are employed in lower or middle-skilled jobs rather than in the profession previously held in their country of origin.
VIRGINIA | As Amazon’s Arrival Looms, Chirilagua Residents Fear Losing Their Homes (NBC Washington, 12/17)
CENSUS 2020 | Virginia’s Governor Northam has signed an executive order to establish the Virginia Complete Count Commission, which will help improve the Census 2020 count in the state. (Alexandria News, 12/18)
HOMELESSNESS | Maintenance Issues Persist in Ward 4’s Brand New Homeless Shelter (WCP, 12/20)
WORKFORCE | Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers’ Union, talks about his fight to keep the federal government and other entities from privatizing the postal service. (Citylab, 12/18)
BUSINESS | Amazon has begun joining D.C.-area chambers. And there might be more. (WBJ, 12/18)
ENVIRONMENT | DC has passed the Clean Energy DC Act, which increases energy efficiency requirements for the city. (DCist, 12/19)
TRANSIT | The number of low-income workers who use public transportation in the region has been declining for the past five years, and some suggest that fare increases are part of the reason. (WaPo, 12/18)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | When Crafts Become Activism: A More Beautiful Movement (YES! Magazine, 12/18)
Social Sector Job Openings
Bolder Advocacy Program Associate | Alliance for Justice– New!
Vice President of Programs | Gill Foundation
Administrative Associate | United Philanthropy Forum
Programs Manager | DC127
Development Manager | DC127
Director of Development (East Coast) | Rocketship Public Schools
Director of Development | ECHO
Executive Director | The Volgenau Foundation
Gifts and Grants Administrator | Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
Manager of Communications & Events | The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
Director of “Count the Region” | The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
President | Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant | Exponent Philanthropy
OST Community Impact Program Manager | United Way of the National Capital Area
Development Coordinator | National Building Museum
Program Associate for Strategy, Equity, and Research | Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
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