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Muriel Bowser Ward 4

John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 727-2643

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Rashad Young

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Ronald R. Ross

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Lamont Akins

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Tommie Jones
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August 16, 2018 | Vol. 4, Issue 33

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

You hear me say it a lot: Every Day Counts. With students across DC already back in school, and thousands more returning on Monday, let me remind you why:

  • Attending school every day in Pre-K and kindergarten helps students learn to read by third grade.
  • Missing just 10 percent of the school year in early grades can leave many students struggling throughout elementary school. 
  • By sixth grade, missing 18 days per year is strongly linked to dropping out of high school.
  • Attending school every day in ninth grade helps students graduate on time, learn more, and earn more.
  • Absences add up: missing just two days per month can put students at risk of academic failure.

Attending school every day is critical to students and families achieving their educational goals and dreams. This school year, make every day count. 

Take the Every Day Counts pledge HERE.


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Mayor Bowser's Maternal and Infant Health Summit

Maternal/Infant Health Summit

On Wednesday, September 12, Mayor Bowser will bring together mayors, leaders, and health experts from across the nation at Washington, DC's first-ever Maternal and Infant Health Summit. Together, we will focus on a critical issue that affects women, children, and families in Washington, DC and beyond: maternal and infant health.  

Every Monday leading up to the summit, visit Mayor Bowser's Facebook page at 3:00 p.m. to learn more about the summit, and go to to RSVP for this important conversation.


To register to attend the Summit, please click HERE.

Follow Mayor Bowser's Maternal & Infant Health Summit 


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ICYMI: Mayor Bowser's Op-Ed on New Hospital in Ward 8


On Sunday, August 12th, Mayor Bowser's Op-Ed titled, "George Washington University Hospital will bring a health system to Wards 7 and 8" focused on her commitments to provide access to adequate public health systems to all Washingtonians. 

"Together, let’s take a 20th-century health-care system and transform it into a 21st-century system that gives all Washingtonians access to the right care at the right time." - Mayor Bowser

To read Mayor Bowser's Op-Ed in the Washington Post, click HERE.

To view the full hospital announcement, click HERE.

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Chancellor Forums

Our Schools

On August 14th, at 6:30 p.m., the Bowser Administration and the Our Schools Leadership Committee held the first Public Engagement Forum at Cardoza High School in Ward 1.

These meetings are an opportunity for community members to directly participate with the search process and share their input on what priorities should be set when selecting the next DCPS Chancellor.

Our Schools DC Chancellor Search Engagement Forums:

Tuesday, August 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Savoy Elementary School (2400 Shannon Place, SE) / RSVP

Tuesday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Brookland Middle School (1150 Michigan Avenue, NE) / RSVP

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My Brother's Keeper DC Volunteer Recruitment Fair

ServeDC MBk

On Wednesday, August 22, at 4:30 p.m., Mayor Bowser and Serve DC will host the My Brother's Keeper DC Volunteer Recruitment Fair at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. 

This one-day volunteer recruitment fair will feature 60 nonprofit and government agencies that provide volunteer opportunities with young boys and men of color. This event is designed for prospective mentors, tutors, coaches, and pro-bono consultants.

To register for the My Brother's Keeper DC Volunteer Recruitment Fair, click HERE.

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Chuck Brown Day


On Saturday, August 18, at 3:30 p.m., join Mayor Bowser to celebrate the 4th Annual Chuck Brown Day at Chuck Brown Memorial Park. Enjoy refreshments, giveaways, and hear from local artists as they celebrate the godfather of Go-Go. 

In addition, the Chuck Brown Foundation's Annual "Back to School" Giveaway will start at 1:00 p.m. For more information on the 4th Annual Chuck Brown Day, click HERE.

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Butterfly Park Garden Party

Butterfly Park

On Monday, August 20, join the Bowser Administration at the Butterfly Park Garden Party in Ward 7 to celebrate the District's latest "Space to Dream" activation. 

The goal of the "A Space to Dream" initiatve is to transform vacant or underused spaces across Washington, DC into creative spaces that add to the health and well-being of the community. Throughout August, the Bowser Administration will activate Butterfly Park at 49th Street and East Capitol Street, NE for the community to gather, create, and be inspired. Learn more and RSVP HERE.

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A District Minute

district minute video


This week’s District Minute features stories about the recent First Amendment activities in the District, the announcement of a new hospital and health services in Ward 8, and Mayor Bowser's Trade Mission to El Salvador.

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Pathways to the Middle Class: District of Columbia Department of Health, Social Worker

Pathways to the Middle Class

The District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) promotes health, wellness and equity across the District, and protects the safety of residents, visitors and those doing business in our nation’s capital.

DOH has an opening for a Social Worker in the Forensic Division, Clinical Services Administration, Department of Behavioral Health (DBH).  The position serves as a Social Worker for the Pre-Arrest Diversion (PAD) program and is responsible for implementing and overseeing a wide range of clinical services to a culturally diverse population; and provides mental health, substance abuse, housing assessments, counseling and service coordination support for PAD participants.  

All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement. 

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