Last month, WRAG's Racial Equity Working Group hosted a community briefing & conversation to explore the intersection of immigrant justice and racial justice. In this blog post, REWG member Claudia Williams (Washington Area Women's Foundation) shares strategies for how philanthropy can effectively partner and support the pro-immigrant movement
Even without the citizenship question, we face challenges to a fair and accurate 2020 Census count. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for the region.
Save the date for the Race, Equity & the Future of Greater Washington Regional Summit, June 11, 2020, at THEARC, where over 800 regional leaders from Greater Washington will convene to examine existing disparities and co-create a new path toward a racially just and equitable region.
In the final edition of WRAG's Journalism Fellows Project, we hear from Jailen Fuller, a 16-year old junior at Fairmont Heights High School about the community’s role in stopping violence in Prince George’s County, MD.
Last year WRAG launched the Journalism Fellows Project to share our platform with youth of color in this region who are often written about, but are rarely asked their perspectives on the issues facing their communities and families. In the latest edition, we hear from Thomas Kent, 2019 graduate of Richard Wright Public Charter School in DC, about the impact of violence in his neighborhood.
Co-chairs Levina Kim (United Way of the National Capital Area), Ria Pugeda (Consumer Health Foundation) & Terri Wright (Meyer Foundation) call on philanthropy to invest in outreach, education, and assistance to get-out-the-count in communities most at risk of an undercount – especially communities of color.
As she finishes her tenure at WRAG, Tamara reflects back on 12 years leading the organization. Dr. Madye Henson comes on board as President & CEO on Monday, April 15.
Following a highly competitive national search and vetting process, the board of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers is proud to announce the selection of Dr. Madye Henson as President and CEO. She will take the helm on April 15.
This regional effort will work to secure one billion dollars of new capital commitments for housing affordability by the end of 2020.
In her latest column, WRAG’s president Tamara Lucas Copeland recognizes the strain on nonprofit organizations that ramped up to meet the needs of furloughed workers and others affected by the shutdown – and that now have to continue providing critical safety net services, with diminished financial resources.