Reading Is Fundamental Celebrates 50 Years of Inspiring Children to Read

Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy organization, celebrated its 50th anniversary of inspiring children to read, learn, and grow by hosting a virtual birthday party at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Washington, DC. Award-winning singer and actress Jordin Sparks; passionate advocate, actor, and musician Tray Chaney; and notable children’s author Tara Lazar joined […]

National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Barbara Ehrlich Named Volunteer of the Year

Barbara Ehrlich, an active member of the Southwest DC community, has been named Volunteer of the Year by the International Festival and Events Association (IFEA) for her 25 years of service with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Ehrlich played a significant role in the creation of the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival. Through her dedicated engagement […]

SW Residents Respond to Change Through Playwriting and Visual Art

What is Southwest DC? What do the past, present, and future of the neighborhood look like to its residents, as the community changes around them? These questions and more lie at the heart of Crossing the Street: SW Is…, a new public arts project underway in Southwest, led by local arts educator Young Playwrights’ Theater […]

Thelma D. Jones Receives Top Volunteer Award for Excellence in Cancer Advocacy

Photo caption: Thelma D. Jones (center) is flanked by (left to right) Amber Stevens, state lead ambassador from Louisiana; Gary Reedy, CEO, American Cancer Society and ACS CAN; Chris Hansen, president of ACS CAN; and Jeff Martin, senior director, field advocacy training for ACS CAN. Thelma D. Jones was named the State Lead Ambassador (SLA) […]

Councilmember Charles Allen To Chair Subcommittee on Local Business Development and Utilities

Today DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announced his intention to reorganize the council committees to create a new subcommittee on small business to be chaired by Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen. The subcommittee will have responsibility for several issues impacting small and local businesses and entrepreneurs across DC. The agencies under the subcommittee’s purview will […]