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August 30, 2018 / Kendra Allen, Editor

Commuting time may disadvantage job applicants in DC, according to new study

TRANSPORTATION
– Researchers at the University of Notre Dame conducted a study in the District to discover if low-wage employers care about where employees live. They applied for jobs in what they call “DC’s core” with fictional resumes, and found that employees were more likely to respond to people who were living in nearby affluent neighborhoods. (Citylab, 8/30)

“You can imagine this world in which particular locations become self-perpetuating concentrations of poverty, because they have limited access to jobs, because it’s hard to physically move from one place to the other, and employers know that—so they look at the resumé and say, “Aah, Alabama Avenue, I’m not sure if that person can make it up here reliably, I think I’ll take the person who lives a little bit closer,” David C. Phillips [lead researcher] said. “So you can have a situation where the person moves to a low-income neighborhood because they’re poor, and they end up remaining in that situation because of where they live.”

– Northern Virginia leaders to Richmond: Give us back our road money (WaPo, 8/29)

EDUCATION | The Gates Foundation has announced that it will change the way it invests in public education. They will now seek to support educators doing work that already has shown progress. (Los Angeles Times, 8/28)

FOOD INSECURITY | Jennifer Montgomery, executive director of Loudoun Hunger Relief, and Trish McNeal, development director of Loudoun Hunger Relief, discuss how they increased their annual distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables over three years on Northern Virginia Health Foundation‘s blog. (NVHF Blog, 8/23)

PHILANTHROPY | Anand Giridharadas, author of the new book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, about elite philanthropists who “present themselves as society’s saviors yet fight the taxes, regulation, and government efforts that would fix the economy’s structural issues — and hurt their bank accounts,” discusses his book with the Chronicle of Philanthropy here. (Chronicle, 8/28)

WORKFORCE
– The average maximum daily wage for incarcerated individuals working non-industry jobs is $3.45, and those who were recently fighting a wildfire in California with firefighters were only paid $2 a day. This is how the US uses prison labor. (Citylab, 8/28)

– Discovery Communications To Lay Off More than 200 Employees in October (Bethesda Beat, 8/29)


Social Sector Job Openings 

Development Manager | Grantmakers for Effective Organizations– New!
Vice-President for Development and Communications | Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED)– New!
Development Manager | Leadership Greater Washington– New!
Senior Managing Director, Finance & Operations | Flamboyan Foundation
Institutional Giving Associate | Brady Campaign & Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Director, Institutional Giving | Brady Campaign & Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Events Manager | Public Welfare Foundation
Major Gifts Officer | L’Arche Greater Washington D.C.
Manager of Program & Evaluation Services | BoardSource
Programs Officer | DC Bar Foundation
Grant Advisor | Hattie M. Strong Foundation
Grants Associate | The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Executive Vice President, Development and Communications | Northern Virginia Family Service
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations | Northern Virginia Family Service
Adult Education Specialist | BoardSource
Senior Director, Evaluation and Learning | Flamboyan Foundation
Major Gifts Officer | Food & Friends
Associate, Resource Development | Flamboyan Foundation
Part-Time Program Administrator for the Bernie Scholarship Awards Program | Greater Washington Community Foundation
Membership Development Manager | Exponent Philanthropy
Senior Manager of Policy | United Philanthropy Forum

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– Kendra

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