This nonprofit is tackling the achievement gap through arts empowerment
The Community Enrichment Project (CEP) is a youth civic engagement and empowerment nonprofit with a mission to enhance underserved communities by empowering young leaders. This article explores the work founder Lauren Grimes is doing with local youth.
New Anacostia center improves access to health care, but nearby residents unaware, hesitant to change
Residents of southeast D.C. were used to traveling up to 50 minutes each way to receive health care in different parts of the city. Now, a new provider is open in Ward 8 to combat accessibility issues.
Judge rules DC is not at fault for funding construction of affordable housing that fell apart soon after it was built
A group of homeowners filed a lawsuit against the city and a developer in January, claiming major oversights with the construction of homes that fell apart once they were sold. The homes were financed through a special fund administered by the city to provide affordable housing to low-income, first-time homeowners. But a District judge ruled in late August that the city is not responsible even after helping fund the construction of homes that were faulty. With the developer having declared bankruptcy, it’s unclear what the future of the case will be.
SMYAL expands services for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness
SMYAL, known as Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders, is launching a third Extended Transitional Housing program this spring for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness that will provide residents with up to six years of mental health support, shelter and employment assistance.
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