Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gang Prevention Parent Workshop

On Friday May 27, 2011, the Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative, the Latin American Youth Center and the DC Department of Mental Health Invites you to a Gang Prevention and Intervention Workshop.This is an important training in which parents learn about gang activity and strategies on how to protect and keep their children safe from the grip of gangs, both at home and in the community.

Facilitators: include members of the MPD Gang Intelligence Unit (GIP), and Mr. Chavez Valiente, Safety Counselor for the Embassy of El Salvador. The workshop will be held at 3101 16th Street NW (Columbia Heights Educational Campus cafeteria) For more information call: Lucy Lemus, Parent’s Coordinator, CHEC (202)939-6680 ext. 5010 or Mrs. Silvia A. Diaz, Community Education Coordinator, CHSFSC (202)-319-7599 ext.2208

Friday, May 20, 2011

Help Wanted: Understanding the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and Bonding Program


La Clinica del Pueblo Seeks to Hire in Several Positions

La ClĂ­nica del Pueblo, Inc. (LCDP) a bilingual, community clinic providing culturally appropriate health services to persons in the Latino community seeks qualified bilingual professionals for the following positions: HIV Prevention Program Coordinator - Bilingual, Project Officer - Bilingual, Program Assistant - Bilingual, Accounting Manager, Program Assistant (MHSA) Bilingual, Mental Health Therapist II (Bilingual), Ryan White Services Coordinator (RN) (Bilingual), and a Chief Medical Officer (Bilingual).
More about the position, including how to apply for the job, are in the job posting.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Strengthening Ward One Together Community Canvass

The fifty organizations of the Strengthening Ward One Together (SWOT) coalition are planning a Community Canvass for Saturday morning, May 14, 2011. Volunteers will meet at the Boys and Girls Club House #10 2500 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009 (corner of 14th and Clifton Street) Volunteers will pair up and knock on doors.

The goals? In the short term, we expect to recruit dozens of new volunteers for our organizations, let residents know about our activities, and help connect them to services if they need them.

In the longer term, we are trying to build a civic culture where all residents feel responsible for the community and where all feel they can connect with other individuals and organizations committed to building a community that works. For more information please contact German Vigil or call at 202-391-1527.

Monday, May 9, 2011

DC Voice Town Hall Meeting

Did you know that DC ranks last among all states and territories in the use of technology to educate our young people? Did you also know that 2 out of 5 kids who begin high school in the District do not graduate? These and other issues will be discussed by DC Voice on Friday May 13, 2011 DC Voice will hold a Town Hall Meeting at Cardozo Senior High School (1200 Clifton Street NW). This Town Hall Meeting will address several community school and family empowerment issues. The meeting will also discuss the community project to move harmful negative distractions from schools. For more information or to RSVP, email or call 202-506-6367.

Security Cameras to be added at Shaw-Howard Metro Station

Councilmember Evans announced last week the upcoming installation of security cameras at both entrances of the Shaw-Howard Metro station.
"The Metro Transit Police and Metropolitan Police are working closely to address the on-going issues at this Metro stop," said Evans. "The addition of these cameras, which will face the station's two entrances, will help to identify those who commit crimes and disrupt the neighborhood."
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has received a $2.7 million Urban Area Security Initiative grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to finance the installation of the security cameras, scheduled for June.
The Metro Transit police has also increased patrol efforts in and around the Shaw-Howard Metro station and deployed a patrol vehicle to the station, in addition to working closely with the Metropolitan Police Department to address crime issues there.