Immigrant Justice Legal Services Mixer
Please join the Mayor's Office on African Affairs (MOAA), the Mayor's Office on Asian Pacific Island Affairs (MOAPIA), and the Mayors Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA) at the Immigrant Justice Legal Services Mixer to explore the ways that you, your firm, and community-based organization can become involved with the Mayor's Immigrant Justice Legal Services initiative.
At this event, you will have a chance to mix and mingle while gaining more insight on how we can join efforts in providing immigration services across the District.
When: Tuesday, January
31, 2017 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: Franklin D.
Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs Foyer | 2000 14th St NW | Washington, DC |
To RSVP for the Immigration Justice Legal Service Mixer click here.
FY 2017 Mayor
Muriel Bowser’s Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grant (IJLS)
The Justice Legal Services Grant program will make a total of $500,000 available to fund programs that provide targeted services and resources to the DC immigrant population and their family members. The FY 2017 Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grant Program will award one-time grants of up to $150,000 to organizations with a current and valid 501(c)(3) status as well as private organizations, associations and law firms that plan to mobilize pro bono services in order to provide immigration legal services.
For more information on the Immigration
Justice Legal Service Grant click here.
MOAA | DCCAH | MOLA | MOAAA
Black History Month Celebration - Save the Date
the EKO | African Diaspora Coding Academy 4th Mobile Application Training
The Mayor's Office on African Affairs is launching its
4th EKO | African Diaspora Coding Academy's Mobile Application Training
class. The class will be held once a week for five (5) weeks
on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Must be a District Resident
- Must be unemployed or underemployed (working
less than 32 hours per week)
- 18 years or older
- Must have basic computer skills (No prior
coding experience necessary)
Click here to apply
EKO | African Diaspora Coding Academy is a program developed in
partnership with Coders4Africa (C4A), the Office of the Chief Technology
Officer (OCTO), and DCHR’s Center for Learning and Development to provide
greater access to introductory classes of coding software design and
application development to 120 African born residents in the District of
Watch video to
learn more about EKO
MOAA Monthly Commissioner’s Meeting
Community Conversations with Mayor Bowser
Join Mayor Muriel Bowser on a Community Conversations call to discuss public safety in Washington, DC on Saturday,
January 28, 2017 at 1:00pm. The Community Conversations call will focus on gathering input from residents regarding public safety in DC.
Residents wishing to join the public safety Community Conversations call can register in advance.
Simultaneus tanslation will be available in Spanish, Amharic, and
To Register click Here
Mayor Bowser Calls on DC Council to Permanently Expand the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program
On Friday, January 27, 2017, Mayor Bowser called on the DC Council to give more young Washingtonians the opportunity to gain critical job skills by permanently expanding the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program. In 2015, Mayor Bowser expanded the program to include DC residents ages 22-24. In 2016, the Department of Employment Services (DOES) received 2,688 applications from young adults ages 22 to 24 – a 6.4 percent increase from 2015.
Mayor Bowser Speaks on Washington, DC’s Status as a Sanctuary City
D.C. is still a sanctuary
city, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser affirmed on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 evening,
although President Donald Trump signed an executive order threatening to
withhold federal funds from cities that decline to help his administration in
round up and deport people. The mayor said that she and her legal team were
still reviewing the executive order at a hastily called press conference in the
John Wilson Building.
case you missed Mayor Bowser's speech, watch the video here
Unemployment Rate Improves to 5.8 Percent, Down from 7.5 Percent When Bowser
Administration Took Office
On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the District of Columbia
Department of Employment Services reported today that the seasonally adjusted
preliminary unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in December – down 0.2 percentage
points from the reported November unemployment rate, down 0.7 percentage points
from one year ago, and down 1.7 percentage points since Mayor Muriel Bowser was
sworn into office on January 5, 2015.
Knighthood of New Dawn for African
prestigious Knighthood by the Queen of England holds in June this year, two
Africans, whose works in art and design are highly revered globally, would
assert the importance of Africa to the world’s contemporary creative landscape.
Nigerian-British artist, Chris Ofili, and his Ghanaian counterpart, architect,
David Adjaye, also based in the U.K., are on the list of the Queen’s Knighthood honors. It is part of the event that marks the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.
This Online Retailer
Wants to Make African Brands Household Names
one go about defining a continent's personal style? Is such a significant undertaking even
possible? Those are some of the questions Akin Adebowale is trying to answer
when it comes to African fashion with the luxurious e-commerce platform named Oxosi.
Developed in 2011, the site aims to provide a voice that encapsulates
every region on the continent and throughout the diaspora with ready-to-wear
clothes and beauty.
Apply for DC's Public School Lottery
The My School DC lottery application for school year 2017-18 is open. The deadline to apply for grades 9-12 is February 1, 2017, and the deadline to apply for grades PK3-8 is March 1, 2017. The application is an online-only application available at MySchoolDC.org.
Watch video on how to apply: English | Amharic | French
Download your guide to the My School DC process here: English | Amharic | French
For more information click here: Amharic | French
Professionals Mentoring Program
The 2017 Young Professionals Mentoring
Program (YMP) is open. The YMP is an annual career and leadership development
program, designed to empower young professionals with the skills they need to
actualize their personal and professional goals.
The applications for the 2017 cohort are being accepted through
February 11, 2017.
Register here: https://form.jotform.com/70028871301145
For more information: http://www.danielleadershipinstitute.org/
Planning Training Series: Establishing Successful Partnerships
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Grants
Planning Committee (GPC) cordially invites you to participate
in the Establishing Successful Partnerships, the second in the GPC
Training Series. This training will bring together leaders from
government and the private sector to provide participants with insights on how
to initiate, sustain and leverage partnerships to enhance the work of your
February 8, 2017 | 10:00am - 11:30am
Where: 441 4th Street | District
City Wide Conference Center | 1107-S
SBRC One-On-One Session: Basic Steps to Obtaining a Business
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory
Business Resource Center (SBRC) staff will provide one-on-one assistance with
navigating through the regulatory process. During this session, participants
will gain in-depth knowledge of registering with corporations (i.e. Limited
Liability Company, Corporations, Non-Profit, etc.) and with the basic steps of
obtaining a business license.
When: Monday, January 30,
2017 | 10:00am - 10:30am
Where: DCRA Small Business Resource
Center | 1100 4TH Street, SW | E-268 | Washington, DC | 20024
to Proposal Writing
Center is offering classes on how to start fundraising for a project or
idea. This class will
provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard
project budget for a foundation proposal. The instructor will provide insight on the basic
components of a project budget including income and expenses, how to estimate
the realistic cost of a project and what other financial documents that also
need to submit with a proposal
January 31, 2017 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Where: The Foundation Center-Washington, DC |
1627 K Street NW | Third Floor | Washington, DC | 20006
Only CPR/AED Awareness Training-MPD 1st District Headquarters
Mayor Muriel Bowser
wants to give D.C. residents the skills they need to help save lives. This is
why the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (DCFEMS)
is offering a number of free classes on the basics of hands-only CPR and AED
awareness. Attendees take part in a 20 minutes training to learn hands-only
CPR, a technique that uses chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth
When: Friday, February 3, 2017 | 2:30pm
Where: 101 M Street Southwest | Washington, DC | 20024
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