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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:
Kevin Donahue

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Eugene Adams

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Jackie Reyes-Yanes

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Julia Irving

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August 5, 2022

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

As families across DC enjoy the final weeks of summer, we also want to remind everyone to make sure you are ready for the first day of school. If you have a child starting school soon, please ensure they are up-to-date on their immunizations. The best place for families to access immunizations is through their primary medical provider. However, DC Health and community health partners are also offering special vaccination opportunities across all eight wards: mobile clinics; school-based health centers; and fast-track, vaccination-only clinics at Mary’s Center, Unity Health Care, and Children’s National Medical Center clinics.

Immunization Calendar

Find a larger version of the August calendar HERE.

As you make your immunization appointments and get ready for the return to school, we also want families to continue enjoying summer! The Department of Parks and Recreation still has another month of fun planned, including movie nights, outdoor pool parties, and more. You can find a full list of upcoming DPR events at and other free back-to-school events at

Let's have a safe, fun last month of summer. 


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Sunday, August 7: Last Day to Register for the DC Government Hiring Fair

Hiring Fair

On Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12, the DC Department of Human Resources is hosting a virtual DC Government Summer Hiring Fair. More than 1,000 positions are open across DC Government and we want people who care about DC and who want to make a difference to join our team.

The last day to register for the job fair is Sunday, August 7.

If you are a DC resident, you can claim preference when applying for a job at DC Government. Learn more and register at  

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Upcoming Deadline: Three Tuition & Scholarship Programs for DC Residents

Tuition and Scholarships

DC residents are invited to apply for three tuition support and scholarship programs that share the same application deadline of Friday, August 19. The three programs – the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG), Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program, and the DC Futures Program – help thousands of DC residents access college education each year.

The DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG), a federally-funded program, pays the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition, up to $10,000 annually at public colleges nationwide and up to $2,500 at private colleges in DC and private HBCUs.

The Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program, a locally funded program, provides need-based funding for eligible DC residents earning their first associate or bachelor’s degree at select area colleges and universities.

DC Futures, launched in the fall of 2021 and created through a $12 million investment by Mayor Bowser, provides a scholarship and support for DC residents seeking their first degree in a high-demand career field at three local universities – the University of the District of Columbia and the University of the District of Columbia Community College, Catholic University of America, and Trinity Washington University. In addition to providing residents with up to $8,000 in tuition support, the DC Futures Program also provides wrap-around services and supports, such as college coaching and access to emergency funds to help cover the cost of additional and unexpected expenses like food, housing, healthcare, and child care. This support comes with a stipend of up to $1,500 per year, in addition to the scholarship.

Interested residents must re-apply to each program annually, and each program has a separate application. All applicants should follow any directions provided via email to ensure their application is complete, including document submission.

To learn more about DC Futures, DCTAG, or Mayor’s Scholars, please visit

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Reminder: Free Meals & Snacks Available at Sites Across DC

Free Meals

The Summer DC Youth Meals Program is in full swing! Through the program, all youth 18 and younger have access to a free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack at more than 100 meal sites across the District. Meals are distributed Monday through Saturday and no application or ID is required. 

Visit to find a site near you.

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