Prince George’s County to create health enterprise zone…Opposition to proposed DC graduation requirements…Grim prediction for 2013 giving [News, 1.25.13]
– Prince George’s County will get over $1 million from the state to create a health enterprise zone in Capitol Heights. The funding lasts four years, and will allow the county to employ a number of physicians, dentists, nurses, and community health workers in an effort to address the area’s poor health outcomes. (Examiner, 1/25)
– The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region reflects on the impact of the Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative’s investments in the region’s healthcare workforce. (CFNCR, 1/25)
EDUCATION | DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson and a number of school leaders are opposed to proposed changes to high school graduation requirements put forth by the DC State Board of Education. (Examiner, 1/25)
TRANSIT | Experts: Funding $26b Metro plan would be difficult (Examiner, 1/25) So quick to dash our dreams!
– A new study shows that young donors are more focused on nonprofit results, creating impact, and advancing causes compared to their parents. (Chronicle, 1/25)
– Giving Will Barely Rise in 2013, Forecast Predicts (Chronicle, 1/24) According to this one forecasting company, it will be one of the worst years for fundraising in 50 years (!).
– Changes to the Combined Federal Campaign proposed by the Office of Personnel Management has raised concerns that it could dramatically reduce contributions. (WaPo, 1/24)
– Here’s an interesting take on the return on investment in developing future nonprofit leadership, and the expensive unintended consequences of not investing in it. (SSIR, 1/24)
– The D.C. statehood bill has been re-introduced in the Senate. (DCist, 1/25) I’m sure that $26 billion revamping of the Metro system has a better chance of success than this.
– Jim Graham ends effort to join Youth Trust board (WaPo, 1/24)
– During a seasonally appropriate weather event later today, it’s going to snow a whole one inch. It’s a good thing the region is “bracing” for it. (WTOP, 1/25)
In this woman’s defense, I’m sure this would have been a great Johnny Cash song.