CHILD WELFARE | There are half as many kids in foster care in the Greater Washington region than there were 10 years ago, and child welfare experts believe this is a sign of success for programs working to keep families together. But despite the achievements, there are still challenges. (WAMU, 4/17)
While the numbers of children in foster care in the region has declined since 2008…there’s now a larger percentage of older children in foster care who need placement with families, which this presents a different challenge… Additionally, agencies say they need more parents who are available to foster. The system’s racial makeup is also off balance. In 2017, more than two-thirds of children in foster care in the Washington region were African American, according to the report by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
RACIAL EQUITY | Two new updates from the Meyer Foundation team: Maryland Program Director Julian Haynes writes about Meyer’s work to address school pushout, and Aisha Alexander-Young, Senior Director for Strategy & Equity, discusses her role at the foundation and how it is driven by a commitment to anti-racism. (Medium, 4/16)
– Conflict brewing over HQ2-tied affordable housing money (WBJ, 4/17)
– Notwithstanding the housing crunch, there is a construction freeze in Montgomery County near four schools in an attempt to control class size. (WAMU, 4/16)
– Did Silver Spring build enough housing to stay affordable? Sort of. (GGWash, 4/17)
HEALTH/INEQUALITY | What Would a Post-ACA America Look Like? (Truthout, 4/11)
SOCIAL IMPACT | Reimagining the Economy: The Social Justice Enterprise (NPQ, 4/15)
Social Sector Job Openings
Senior Manager of Member Engagement and Partnerships | United Philanthropy Forum – New!
Director of Institutional Writing and Strategy | League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
Director of Development | Washington Tennis & Education Foundation
Director of Operations | Washington Tennis & Education Foundation
Development Director | Greater DC Diaper Bank
Grants Manager, Data and Reporting | The Colorado Health Organization
Director, Flamboyan Arts Fund | Flamboyan Foundation
Membership Director | Council on Foundations
Development Director | Council on Foundations
Communications Director | Council on Foundations
Learning Engagement Manager | Council on Foundations
Racial Justice Program Officer | Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Program Officer | The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Program Coordinator | TGR Foundation – A Tiger Woods Charity
Individual Giving Manager | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
President and CEO | Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Senior Program Officer | Potomac Health Foundation
Program Manager | DC127
Development Manager | DC127
Corporate Responsibility- Mid-Atlantic Region, Vice President | JPMorgan Chase
Programs Officer | DC Bar Foundation
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