Monday, March 21, 2011

Creating Solutions Together (CST)

The Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative has started a new initiative geared towards strengthening and improving the youth violence prevention and intervention efforts in Washington D.C. Join CH/SFSC to learn more about their plans and how we as community members can become part of the movement to reduce youth violence in our ward. The kickoff to the CST will be Tuesday March 22 2011 from 9:30 am- 10:30 am at the Thurgood Marshall Center located at 1826 12th Street NW Washington DC 20009, to RSVP please contact Carmona Ross at  , please view the flyer at this link!

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes!

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia invites the community Saturday April 9 2011, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, to come and learn about the challenges facing women re-entering the community. This even will take place at the Matthew’s Memorial Baptist Church located at 2632 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE Washington DC 20020. For more information contact (202) 514-6930 email

Friday, March 4, 2011

Equal Rights Center is seeking to hire Testers and Advocates for Civil Rights

The Equal Rights Center is seeking to hire Testers who ensure that various entities are complying with a variety of local, state, and federal civil rights laws by gathering information to identify unlawful discrimination. For more information about these positions, including how to apply for the available jobs email this link or apply online here. Please put “Tester” in the subject line when sending an email.  

DPR is in search of Programmatic Partners and Volunteers for Summer Camps.

If you are interested in working with youth, providing quality programming at the Department of Parks and Recreation locations there are two key components that you must follow before being able to Volunteer or become a Programmatic Partner.

Volunteer Certification: Individuals interested in volunteering at a DPR summer camp must complete a volunteer application. More information and application is provided through this link.

·  Organizations interested in providing free summer programs at DPR recreation centers must submit a DPR Programmatic Partner vetting application by March 31, 2011.  Please visit this site to learn more and to download application. If you have any questions please contact Yaiza Burrell at or at 202.255.2881.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Support Group for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE) is offering a Free support group to women who are survivors of domestic violence. Meetings will be held from Thursday March 17- June 30 from 6:30- 8pm. Their office is located at 1422 K Street NW (1422 is the basement of 1422 K Street) Call 280-6391 for more information.

Join DCAYA and Participate in an Exciting Volunteer Opportunity!

The DC Alliance of Youth Advocates will be conducting a survey of homeless and unstable housed youth. Two very important things to know about being able to volunteer in this survey

• Last date of orientation is Wednesday March 2, 2011 from 6-8 pm at the DCAYA Offices. Office is located 1012 14th St NW, Suite 610 Washington, DC 20005 (14th St between K St. and L St.) Call 202.587.0616 Ext: 36 for more information.

• Orientation details include: Background on the study, and overview on how to administer the survey, and dates a person can volunteer to administer the survey.