Thursday, August 26, 2010

High school student fellowship deadline near

The DC Language Access Coalition's S.M.A.R.T. (Student Multiethnic Action Research Team) fellowship for the 2010-2011 school year is looking for students.   S.M.A.R.T. is a youth-led decision-making body which advocates and organizes for better education for ESL students and their families.   Some of the issues they worked on in the past include demanding bilingual counselors in schools, more after school programs for ESL students, and an accurate needs assessment for every ESL student to avoid an unnecessarily delayed graduation.

Optimally, students will be sophomores or juniors, English Language Learners currently in ESL courses in DC Public Schools or DC public charter schools.   Karina Hurtado-Ocampo, the coalition's educational organizer will be conducting interviews through September 3.

More about what the fellowship entails is in the information packet.   For more information, contact Karina, (718) 679-3299 or via email.

Drug conference re: re-entry population, September 15-16

The National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. and the Ward 1 Drug Free Community Coalition are holding a conference in DC September 15-16.   More information about "Creating Avenues and Pathways to Success:   Identifying Strategic Solutions to Address Disparities and Obstacles Related to Re-Entry, Recovery and Recidivism" is here:   invitation letter and draft program.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

This is your DPR… Open house August 24

Attend the Ward 1 rec center open house to learn more about what programs are offered and resources available to residents.   Tuesday, August 24 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Columbia Heights Community Center (1480 Girard St NW).

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ward 1 back-to-school supply drives

Two Ward 1 organizations submitted information in Susie's effort to collect back-to-school supply drives.   The complete list (8/6/10) is below.
School Supply Drives 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Girard Children's Community Garden needs you!

City Blossoms will be holding a workday in this community garden on September 18 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.   For those unfamiliar with this garden, it is located in the playground near 15th and Girard Sts NW.

Come out and help City Blossoms get this garden ready for the school year, for new groups of kid and family gardeners.   The day will include some cleaning, weeding and fall planting.   Bring your gloves and City Blossoms will bring the tools and refreshments!

More information or to RSVP, email Rebecca.