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Washington Area Women’s Foundation Awards $240,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

By Mariah Craven on December 15th, 2011

Earlier today, the Associated Press reported that a record number of Americans have fallen into poverty or are barely scraping by.  1 in 2 people are poor or low-income, the AP found, and safety net programs have kept poverty from rising even higher.  It is facts like these that prompted Washington Area Women’s Foundation to focus its work on economic security for women and girls and to make strategic investments in programs that have an impact.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on December 12th, 2011

eatethicallyIn today’s rundown: how to ensure that the employees at your favorite restaurants are being treated fairly.  Plus, a new study shows that women drive most charitable giving.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on December 6th, 2011

In today’s rundown: A special after school guest for the students at Horton’s Kids.  A look at why unemployment is so high in some parts of DC even though there are many jobs available.  Plus, analysis of the latest unemployment numbers and what they mean for women.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on December 5th, 2011

In today’s rundown: The number of young parents who need housing in DC is on the rise.  Plus, Gloria Steinem talks about the women’s movement and what she learned after turning 60.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on December 2nd, 2011

In today’s rundown: Last chance to apply for a giving circle grant.  Ensuring that women are part of the strategy to battle AIDS.  New unemployment numbers. And “disgusting” remarks from a presidential candidate about children who live in poverty.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 30th, 2011

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In today’s rundown: A new video contest is giving girls across the country a chance to participate in problem solving.  Plus, a new report takes a look at the impact of poverty on young families.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 28th, 2011

In today’s rundown: Nearly half of Americans don’t have economic security, according to a new report.  Guidelines on eating ethically are coming out in DC this week.  And almost half of men surveyed say they’d like to be stay-at-home husbands if their wives out earned them.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 17th, 2011

In today’s rundown: Honoring the most influential businesswomen in the region.  A new study finds the best pathways to the middle class.  And why women veterans rock.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 16th, 2011

In today’s rundown: Female science pioneers from Maryland are being honored in a new exhibit at the Women’s Heritage Center.  And how the growing income gap is changing the face of neighborhoods nationwide.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 15th, 2011

In today’s rundown: Local gang members force underage girls into prostitution.  The gender pay gap and its impact on l0w-wage workers.  And has there been an uptick in violence among young female students?

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