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June 4, 2015 / Ciara Myers, Editor

Today marks UWNCA annual day of giving

COMMUNITY
Today is the day! United Way of the National Capital Area‘s Do More 24 day of giving is in full swing. Check out some of the ways you can give before the 11:59 pm deadline tonight. (WBJ, 6/3 and WaPo, 6/4)

United Way NCA incentivized nonprofits to participate in the Do More 24 campaign this year by offering cash awards totaling $82,500 for such milestones as getting the most total donations, the largest single donation, even the most “selfie” pictures.

“Do More 24 is a chance for the entire region to come together and give where they live,” [Rosie] Allen-Herring said. “Individuals and businesses are invited to join forces on June 4 to give local nonprofits a well-deserved and always-welcome boost as they do their essential work helping our neighbors in need and making our region a better place for all.”

– Whitman-Walker Health has announced plans for the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center following their recent relocation to a newer, more modern healthcare facility. (WBJ, 6/3)

EDUCATION | Why Technology Alone Won’t Fix Schools (Atlantic, 6/3)

YOUTH | A Remarkably Simple, Low-Cost Way to Reduce Juvenile Crime: Thinking Slow (City Lab, 6/3)

DISTRICT/LGBT | Currently, the D.C. Council does not have any openly gay members for the first time in 18 years. Washington City Paper explores what that may or may not mean for LGBTQ advocates and residents looking to advance important issues. (WCP, 6/3)

WORKFORCE | A movement has emerged in recent years to provide people in the creative industry with “co-working” communal offices where they can run their businesses with other like-minded individuals and share an affordable work space. A new, similar concept that would provide affordable “maker- spaces” for low- and moderate-income industrial workers is gaining some traction. (City Lab, 6/3)


Though the Cleveland Cavs are about to win a championship soon – making this list irrelevant – take a look at the most “cursed sports cities” in America.

– Ciara

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