YOUTH | The Washington Area Women’s Foundation has released a report on how the District can support young women of color, including transgender women and those who identify as gender non-conforming. The foundation facilitated conversations with these youth to generate recommendations on how the city should invest in them. (WAWF, 10/5)
With the launch of our Young Women’s Initiative (YWI), Washington Area Women’s Foundation made an intentional decision to amplify the voices of young women of color in the District of Columbia, and to center their experiences and contributions in the decision-making process. This report represents what we have learned from young women and community partners over the past two years of listening first-hand to their stories, their recommendations, and their needs with the objective to shift our local policies and practices in support of young women’s ability to thrive.
This report includes an overview of the Young Women’s Initiative goals, partners, and objectives, and is a blueprint for action for interested stakeholders to move the District forward in its journey to reduce barriers and better support young women of color. It offers overarching recommendations for key decision-makers around systems that impact young women’s lives, and targeted recommendations on specific high-priority policy issue areas.
RACIAL EQUITY | In a new blog post, Rebekah Seder, WRAG’s senior program manager, reflects on her experience during WRAG and Leadership Greater Washington’s Civil Rights Learning Journey last month. (Daily, 10/9)
– How a nonprofit is supporting homeless LGBTQIA youth in DC through a housing program. (WAMU, 10/5)
– Trans student barred from shelter during Virginia school’s mass shooter drill (Metro Weekly, 10/6)
ECONOMIC MOBILITY | Last week, we shared a new map that showed the chance of economic mobility for children in different US neighborhoods. The research shows an opportunity gap between neighborhoods in North and South Arlington. (ARLnow, 10/8)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | How Immigrants Could Impact The Congressional Race in Virginia’s 10th District (WAMU, 10/8)
ENVIRONMENT | The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a report warning that the world needs to take further action to keep global warming from rising more. (NPR, 10/8)
HOUSING | Squatters, overgrown grass, trashed lawns: Frustrated homeowners sue banks claiming bias (WaPo, 10/6)
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