School ties to ICE makes school unsafe for undocumented and other immigrant students

EDUCATION | Greater Washington students are back in school. While some students can go to school worry-free, immigrant students, especially those who are undocumented or who have family that are, are forced to go to school every day in fear of authorities reporting them to ICE. (WAMU, 9/6)

This fear is increasingly common in schools in the D.C. area. While some children of immigrants go to class but are afraid to talk to authority figures, others have stopped attending school entirely.

“You have those senior ones who are even afraid to walk or feel like they are not going to be able to graduate because of their legal status,” says Sandra Shephard, the Managing Director for the Latin American Youth Center in Prince George’s County and a counselor for immigrant youth. “I had a case in May where a young person actually wanted to commit suicide because he was afraid that if he walked to get his diploma, immigration was going to come get him and his family.”

– Virginia advocates are fighting a law that makes it a crime for people who have multiple alcohol-related crimes to purchase, possess or even be near alcohol. (WaPo, 9/7)

– Lawyers Turn to Activism as Civil Liberties Come Under Attack (YES! Magazine, 9/6)

PUBLIC SAFETY | Washington Dulles International Airport has unveiled a new system that will replace boarding passes for international passengers – facial scans. (WaPo, 9/6)

TRANSIT | For the past few months, Metro has piloted a program that prohibits passengers from using cash to ride the 79 bus. It is contemplating expanding the program to other bus lines. (DCist, 9/6)

POPULATIONGentrification in DC is not just a black and white issue (GGWash, 9/6)

Social Sector Job Openings 

Grants Manager | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company– New!
Development Manager | Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Vice-President for Development and Communications | Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED)
Development Manager | Leadership Greater Washington
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
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
Part-Time Program Administrator for the Bernie Scholarship Awards Program | Greater Washington Community Foundation
Membership Development Manager | Exponent Philanthropy

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– Kendra

Living in a segregated neighborhood impacts your health

– It is a known fact that where a person lives can impact their health, income and more. Now, a new study has found that moving from a racially segregated neighborhood into a more integrated one lowers blood pressure in the Black population. (NPR, 5/15)

A study involving more than 2,000 African-Americans found that those who moved from the most-segregated neighborhoods to less-segregated neighborhoods later experienced lower systolic blood pressure, a factor in heart attacks and strokes.

The new study is the first to follow people over time to see how leaving segregated communities could affect the risk of heart disease. This kind of before-and-after study strengthens the observations made in the earlier studies.

– How one D.C. hospital cut down its ER wait times, some of the longest in the city (WBJ, 5/15)

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT | Participants in DC Central Kitchen’s Culinary Job Training course are learning skills beyond cooking. (WCP, 5/16)

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY | Tim McClimon, lead faculty member of WRAG’s Institute for CSR, discusses the lack of risk management in philanthropy. (CSR Now!, 5/15)

POPULATIONArlington named ‘Best City for Millennials,’ while Alexandria and D.C. are close behind (WaPo, 5/16)

PUBLIC SAFETY | Northern Virginia policymakers met with experts and Latinx immigrants to discuss recent gang activity. (WTOP, 5/16)

AFFORDABLE HOUSING | On Monday, creating more affordable housing was a major topic in the region. (Richmond Times, 5/15)

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– Kendra

A glimpse into the region’s future

According to a new regional forecast from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the region’s population will continue to grow steadily and will add nearly 1.5 million residents over the next 30 years. Job growth is also expected to be significant. Officials are concerned a surge in residents to the region will continue to present challenges in providing affordable housing and quality transportation. (WaPo, 3/9)

The [District] is projected to expand from 672,000 residents last year to 987,000 in 2045, when it will be just shy of replacing Prince George’s County as the region’s third-most-populous jurisdiction, according to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG).

Fairfax and Montgomery counties will continue to rank first and second. They and other counties in the region will continue to grow. But only Charles County, which is a quarter of the District’s size, will gain population at a faster rate than the city.

Related: Last year, 2030 Group president Bob Buchanan and George Mason’s Center for Regional Analysis senior adviser and director of special projects Stephen Fuller, led the charge to undertake an extensive research project providing recommendations for ways in which the region can reposition itself to maximize potential and remain competitive in the global economy titled, The Roadmap for the Washington Region’s Future Economy. WRAG president Tamara Lucas Copeland also shared how philanthropy in the region might respond and collaborate with other sectors to meet challenges facing our communities. (Daily 1/15)

– As misconceptions change about what the “face of HIV/AIDS” looks like, grassroots efforts are proving to be helpful in empowering those who are newly diagnosed. (WTOP, 3/10)

– Medicaid Rules Can Thwart Immigrants Who Need Dialysis (WAMU, 3/8)

EDUCATION/HOMELESSNESS | With recently-announced plans to replace the D.C. General shelter with smaller facilities, some are growing concerned about what the changes may mean for overcrowding in surrounding schools. (WCP, 3/8)

PHILANTHROPY/GENDER EQUITY | Mind the Gap – How Philanthropy Can Address Gender-Based Economic Disparities (PND, 3/8)

ARTSOpinion: One theatergoer shares his experience watching a popular Broadway show featuring a diverse cast, and how he felt when he look around and noticed the audience was anything but. (NPR, 3/8)

JOBS | The Abell Foundation is seeking to fill its Grants Associate position.

This quick quiz will guess your age, marital status, and income based on which mobile apps you have on your phone. My own results came pretty close! 

– Ciara