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

By Mariah Craven on September 20th, 2011

In today’s rundown: A local media giant offers help to local nonprofits.  Will a jobs czar improve the unemployment rate in D.C.?  And why women are the key to economic growth.

– Discovery Impact is now taking applications from nonprofits interested in receiving pro bono advertising and marketing materials as part of their Creating Change 2011 program.  Nonprofits are encouraged to apply by clicking here.

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Income, Poverty & Insurance: What the New Census Report Means for Our Community

By Mariah Craven on September 14th, 2011

RandomSamplingsYesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau released the new report Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010. The report found that in 2010, the median household income declined 2.3 percent to $49,445; the poverty rate rose to 15.1 percent, with 46.2 million people living in poverty; and the percentage of people without health insurance remained steady from 2009.

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

By Mariah Craven on September 6th, 2011

back to school crayonsIn today’s rundown: How homeless families handle a new school year in Northern Virginia.  A new executive director at a Women’s Foundation Grantee Partner.  Plus, the cost of creating a large number of new jobs that keep families in poverty.

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

By Mariah Craven on September 1st, 2011

In today’s rundown: Are low-income families not a priority for D.C. Public Schools?  Local organizations — including this one — urge the president to ensure women have good jobs.  And how words may be preventing women from finding a satisfying work/life balance.

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

By Mariah Craven on August 31st, 2011

In today’s rundown: The changing demographics of our region and the impact on future employment.  Philanthropy isn’t just the wealthy giving to the poor.  And pretty, dumb: why JC Penney is no longer selling a controversial shirt for girls.

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

By Mariah Craven on August 30th, 2011

In today’s rundown: Remembering Nadine Winter…. Many uninsured Americans know little about new federal health benefits…. And what it takes for a stay-at-home mom of 11 to finish undergrad and go on to Harvard grad school.

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

By Mariah Craven on August 29th, 2011

In today’s rundown: Why women still need to push for economic equality.  One writer asks what has the president done for women lately.  And why welfare is  no match for unemployment.

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Women’s Equality Day, RACE, and Questions

By Mariah Craven on August 26th, 2011

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Questions about equality and opportunity at the intersection of race and sex.

This week, the staff of Washington Area Women’s Foundation had the opportunity to see an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History called “RACE: Are We So Different?” RACE is the first nationally traveling exhibition that tells the story of race in the United States from biological, cultural and historical points of view.  It was developed by the American Anthropological Association and the Science Museum of Minnesota.

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

By Mariah Craven on August 24th, 2011

In today’s post-earth-shattering rundown: The Women’s Foundation’s Grantee Partners are featured for their work with senior citizens and local residents who need help saving money.

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A Back-to-School Checklist for the Girls in our Community

By Mariah Craven on August 22nd, 2011

back to school crayonsWith many kids in our area headed back to school today, we thought it would be a good time to re-visit some educational statistics that Washington Area Women’s Foundation shared in our most recent report 2010 Portrait of Women & Girls in the Washington Metropolitan Area (Portrait Project 2010).

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