Missing Person: Yididya Endashaw
The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the
public’s assistance in locating 20-year-old Yididya Endashaw, who was
reported missing on Sunday, February 5, 2017. He was last seen in the 100 block
of Wayne Place, Southeast.
Yididya Endashaw is described as a black male, 5’8” in height, 150 pounds, with a light complexion, brown eyes, and black hair. He was last seen wearing a green shirt, black jeans,black jacket, and black sneakers without shoe laces. He may be in need of medication.
MOAA | DCCAH | MOLA | MOAAA
Black History Month Celebration
Mayor Muriel Bowser presents A Celebration of Black
History Month Honoring African American, African and Afro-Latino History, Arts
Performances by local artists, discussions by leading scholars and
a presentation from the Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia, Dolores
When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm
Where: Historic Lincoln Theatre | 1215 U Street, NW | Washington DC | 20009
Doors open at
6:00 PM | Free admission
The District’s African Diaspora: Communities in Conversation
Panel discussion presented by the Mayor’s Office on African
Affairs, the Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs and the Mayor’s Office
on Latino Affairs.
The Women of Plums II
A theatrical adaptation of the book The Women of Plums by DC Poet
Laureate Dolores Kendrick. Featuring poems written in the voices of slave women
who relate lives of appalling deprivation in lyrical monologues, with dance,
music and visual arts. Presented by the DC Commission on the Arts and
for a Celebration of Black History Month here
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 hosts Immigrant Justice Legal Services Mixer
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, the Mayor's Office on African Affairs (MOAA), in partnership with the the Mayor's Office on Asian Pacific Island Affairs (MOAPIA), and the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs (MOLA), hosted the Immigrant Justice, Legal Services Mixer at the
Franklin D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs Foyer with close to 100 attendees. The mixer was a networking opportunity for immigration service providers and attorneys to meet with community-based organizations leaders to extend support and grow resources through the Mayor's Immigrant Justice Legal Services initiative.
Director Mamadou Samba Attends Georgetown University Town Hall on Immigration
The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) and the African Studies
Program hosted a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, February 2, 2017 to give support, resources,
and answers to a variety of questions by students, faculty, and staff affected
by the recent executive orders banning immigration to the U.S. from seven
As a panel discussant, Mamadou Samba, Director of the D.C. Mayor’s Office
of African Affairs (MOAA) echoed the concerns of the African immigrant community in regards to protection of religious freedoms going forward, but advised people not to be afraid.
Budget Engagement Forums
Throughout February, the Bowser Administration is engaging residents from all eight wards to discuss DC's budget and collect feedback. As part of the process, Mayor Bowser will host Budget Engagement Forums, designed as interactive discussions where DC residents can provide input to help shape the Administration's priorities.
Mayor Bowser will also host an Employee Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday, February 21 so that employees have an opportunity to share their budget ideas.
Register for a Budget Engagement Forum using the links below:
Thursday, February 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Woodrow Wilson High School (3950 Chesapeake Street, NW)
Saturday, February 25, at 1:00 p.m. at the Department of Employment Services (4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE)
Monday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus (3101 16th Street, NW)
Mayor Bowser Launches DC's Resilience Effort with 100 Resilient Cities
On Thursday, February 9
,2017, Mayor Muriel Bowser; Rashad Young, City Administrator for the Executive
Office of the Mayor; Andrew Salkin, Senior Vice-President of City Solutions,
100 Resilient Cities; and District stakeholders joined 100 Resilient Cities
(100RC) to launch the first year of Resilience-Agenda Setting Workshop in
Mayor Bowser Announces UDC Workforce Edge
Partnership, Celebrated District of Columbia University Partnership Scholarship
On Friday, February 3,
2017, in recognition of Education Week in Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser
and University of the District of Columbia (UDC) President Ronald Mason
launched the UDC Workforce Edge (UDC-WE) partnership, a program that will
support adult learners who want to get a high school diploma or a GED.
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.
Three Africans Shine
in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List
This year’s Forbes’ 30
under 30 list is brimming with ‘black excellence’. From entrepreneurs, to
scientists, to media personalities and athletes, it is refreshing to see how
much impact the black community is having on the world. What is most exciting
is the three star Africans who have been featured on the list. Among this
year’s finalists are Augusta Umamanzu-Nna (18), Kwame Onwuachi (26) and Yaa
Meet Dr. Emmanuel Agu,
the Sober Test App Developer
Dr. Emmanuel Agu of Worcester Polytechnic passion for
mobile health innovations has led him to come up with the AlcoGait App which would ease
user’s peace of mind when they go out to have some fun.
This breakthrough app is designed to monitor the steps of the user in order to ascertain whether he or she is sober enough to drive. AlcoGait is being designed to link to a person’s mobile phone in order to continuously monitor any changes in walking patterns.
Pre-bidders Conference: FY17 IJLS Grant
The Executive Office of the Mayor (EOM) is organizing the
Pre-bidders Conference: FY17 IJLS Grant. All Applicants who have questions
regarding the Immigrant Justice Legal Services (IJLS) Grant Request for
Applications (RFA) are encouraged to attend one of the pre-bidders’ meetings.
When: Monday, February 13, 2017 | 10:00am -11:30am
Where: Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs | 2000 14th
Street Northwest | Room 200 | Washington, DC | 20009
Young 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/
DPR Offers International Lifeguard Training Courses
for Summer 2017
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is excited
to offer International Lifeguard Training courses for Summer 2017. Courses will
be offered through May 2017. DPR employs certified International Lifeguard
Training Program (ILTP) lifeguards year round in order to serve District
residents and guests at DPR Aquatic Facilities.
To register click here
Azonto Style Dance Health and Wellness
New Azonto Style Dance Health Classes
will start classes.
There are two components that make Azonto Style Dance Health and Wellness
Consulting great: Azonto Style Dance Health fitness classes - an
African- based dance fitness workout program and Health Wellness Coaching - a
tailored health coaching program.
February 18, 2017 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm
POP | Tenleytown | Washington, DC - 435
Wisconsin Ave | Washington, DC | 20016
Communities of Color Health Conference
The Black Public Health
Student Network is organizing a panel discussions on an array of topics
including education, housing, healthcare, and criminal justice to present
people with the opportunity to engage with professionals with different
backgrounds, different voices, and different perceptions.
Friday, February 24, 2017 | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Milken Institute School of Public Health | 950 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest |
Washington, DC | 20052
DC Oral History Collaborative Community Meeting
HumanitiesDC and the Historical Society of
Washington, DC are proud to announce the DC Oral History Collaborative. The DC Oral History Collaborative is
an ambitious city-wide initiative to document and preserve the history of
Washington’s residents and communities through the collection of oral
When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 7:00pm -
Library | 403 7th St SE | SOE Meeting Room | Washington, DC | 20003
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