WORKFORCE | At the DC Opportunity Fair, which featured employers such as Hilton, Nordstrom, FedEx and U.S. Postal Service, young people who are unemployed or underemployed were offered interview advice, business casual clothes and employment. (WaPo, 9/22)
“Hopefully, I can find a company here that I can grow with,” said 24-year-old, bow-tie-wearing Markiel Jones, who is unemployed after dropping out of college for financial reasons.
The Prince George’s County resident graduated from high school and went on to attend the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. After low-paying jobs in the food-service industry that showed little promise for growth, he landed a Starbucks job offer and learned about the company’s tuition assistance for employees seeking a higher education.
– DC has a large deaf community but many of the city’s practices, polices, and even sidewalks are not deaf-friendly. (Urban Turf, 9/21)
HEALTH CARE | Virginia, as well as other states, anxiously wait to hear if Congress will reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program by September 30. (Richmond Times, 9/21)
ARTS & HUMANITIES | As The African American History Museum Turns One, Director Lonnie Bunch Looks Back (DCist, 9/21)
LGBTQ/AGING | DC’s Office on Aging will be hosting a townhall for LGBTQ individuals next Tuesday to learn how it can better help the population. (Washington Blade, 9/19)
PUBLIC SAFETY | Opinion: The District is the most policed place in the US, so why do officials keep calling for more cops? (WCP, 9/21)
Social Sector Job Openings
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Program Coordinator | Exponent Philanthropy – New!
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Director of Development | The Literacy Lab – New!
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Senior Program Associate, Engaged Practice Division, Healthcare Engagement Program | The Democracy Collaborative
Program Associate, Portfolio Support, Public and Patient Engagement | Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Program Associate, Public and Patient Engagement | Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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Program Officer, Public Engagement | Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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