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November 16, 2017 / Kendra Allen, Editor

Our Region, Your Investment is making a real impact in the region: Here’s an update

AFFORDABLE HOUSING | Last year, Enterprise Community Loan Fund and WRAG created a local impact investing initiative, Our Region, Your Investment, to protect and produce affordable homes in the Greater Washington region. Today Enterprise released a report on Clarendon Court, an affordable housing development in Arlington County, VA, which was financed through Our Region, Your Investment.

Gretchen Greiner-Lott, WRAG’s vice president, said, “The Washington Regional
Association of Grantmakers is pleased to work with Enterprise Community
Loan Fund on the Our Region, Your Investment initiative. Through this initiative,
we have brought additional attention to the housing crisis in the greater
Washington, D.C., region and raised new capital to address the issue.
We know that Clarendon Court and the other projects supported by these
investments—from foundations, individuals, nonprofits and businesses—are
making a positive difference for individuals, families, neighborhoods and our
region as a whole.”

Read the stories of the Clarendon Court residents here.

Join the Live Online Event on December 7th, at 2 pm to learn more about the report, the impact measurement methodology, and how Enterprise Community Loan Fund engages investors to strengthen communities.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY | Sunday Kubba Hassan, of the Central Bank of Nigeria, discusses why he traveled almost 6,000 miles to attend the Institute for CSR and how he’s applying the lessons he learned to his work. (Daily, 11/16)

Related: Registration for the 2018 Institute for CSR is open! Download an application and learn more about the 2017 faculty and curriculum here.

HOMELESSNESS/CHILDREN & FAMILIES
– A local woman experiencing homelessness discusses her interactions with District shelters and how they can improve their treatment of families. (Street Sense, 11/15)

– This local organization prepares young children from homeless families for elementary school and also offers parenting classes. (WaPo, 11/15)

PUBLIC SAFETY
– Mildred Muhammad, author and ex-wife of John Muhammad (the DC sniper), discusses the link between domestic abuse and mass shootings. (WaPo, 11/16)

– What If We Treated Gun Violence Like A Public Health Crisis? (NPR, 11/15)


This map flashes every time a baby is born.

– Kendra

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