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October 11, 2017 / Kendra Allen, Editor

Implementation of the District’s paid family leave act may be delayed

WORKFORCE
– While the DC Council is debating how to pay for the paid family leave act, one District official worries that the council has not put enough funds aside to begin to implement the program, which includes building its infrastructure and hiring employees. (WAMU, 10/10)

The District’s paid family leave law isn’t expected to take effect until mid-2020. But a slate of proposed changes the D.C. Council is considering and the realities of building a city-run program from scratch means delays and higher costs may come to pass.

That was the message City Administrator Rashad Young conveyed to legislators during a day-long hearing on Tuesday on the paid-leave bill that was passed by the Council late last year and became law earlier this year.

– Women of Color Have High Ambition, But Little Help In The Corporate World (WSJ, 10/10)

CENSUS | On Thursday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will ask Congress for more funding for the 2020 Census. (WaPo, 10/10)

NONPROFITS | The Center for Nonprofit Advancement has named its 2017 Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership (EXCEL) Award winners. Congrats to the honorees!

HOUSINGThe federal government spends more than twice as much subsidizing homeowners as it does helping people avoid homelessness (WaPo, 10/11)

HEALTH | A recent Virginia Commonwealth University report exploring the health of 39 states found that a person’s socioeconomic status overwhelmingly impacts their health. (Citylab, 10/9)

ARTS & HUMANITIES | How philanthropy can invest in making arts funding truly inclusive for disabilty arts and disabled artists. (PND Blog, 10/9)


Can you recognize the different languages from these short clips?

– Kendra

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