Grant writing is often necessary for people that undertake community projects or engage in funding-required activities. Unless they're wealthy, many people must seek financial support from government, corporations or foundations. When and how should grant-seekers apply for funds?
Experts concede that grants are not easy to win because of the competitive process. However, applicants can learn and gain skills that lead to successful proposals.
Do you want to get in the game? Come out on Saturday, April 12 beginning at 10:30 a.m. to hear Walter C. Lundy, Associate Director in the Division of Early Learning at the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
Mr. Lundy, a grants management specialist, is a heavily sought after speaker for workshops and conferences. On Sept. 13, 2013, he provided a lecture at the Grants Management Conference, held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. In August of last year, he served as a panelist at the 11th Annual Center for Non-Profit Advancement in the nation's capital. He addressed the topic "How to Make the Funder and Direct Service Nonprofit Marriage Work."
Mr. Lundy holds a master's degree in education and is a doctoral student at Howard University. He will focus on the elements of preparing a winning grant, the 14 reasons why proposals fail, and more.
If you wish to learn the grant-writing game, join us on Saturday, April 12 starting at 10:30 a.m.!
Published on Sunday, March 2, 2014
DC Public Library opens at 11:30 a.m. March 4 due to inclement weather.
Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In recognition of Black History Month, The Gospel Kids and Teens Group will provide a gospel-filled concert.
Affiliated with Zoe Missionary Church, The Gospel Kids and Teens Group is a outreach component of Zoe Life Ministries, Inc. The mission of the Capitol Heights (Md.) organization is to mentor children, youth and teens by giving them an opportunity to express their artistic abilities through singing, dancing, skits and other activities. Since 2003, the group has performed original plays at shelters for homeless families and the Publick Playhouse in Cheverly, Md.
Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Despite 50 years of hard-fought civil rights gains, three out of ten African American males today will serve time in prison. What is the score on racial progress in the criminal justice arena?
Published on Sunday, February 2, 2014
In celebration of 2014 African American History Month, distinguished historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation at the Capitol View, Parklands-Turner and Francis Gregory neighborhood libraries in February, beginning at 7 p.m.
The award-winning historian, humanities scholar and exhibitor of artifacts has appeared at D.C. public libraries since 1989. He has spoken at the Smithsonian' Anacostia Museum, Arena Stage, colleges and universities and other venues locally, nationally and internationally.
Published on Saturday, February 1, 2014
Safe neighborhoods represent a major concern for residents of the Metropolitan Police Department's (MPD) Sixth District. Among the seven police districts, as reported in MPD’s Crime Totals by Districts, the Sixth District has one of the highest number of homicides.
Published on Friday, January 31, 2014
In recognition of African American History Month, come out, sit back, relax and enjoy the smooth gospel music of Outreach 24/7 on Saturday, Feb. 8, beginning at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.
Basic Information for Low-to-Moderate Income Taxpayers
Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The 2014 tax season -- for preparing your 2013 income tax return -- is almost here!
Many Americans are required to file an income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service. However, each year, there are changes in federal and state tax laws that can baffle the most experienced taxpayer. What is income for the purpose of taxation? What are deductions? Is all income taxed at the same rate?
Learn - Apply - Enroll
Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014
Which school will your child call My School?
For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit MySchoolDC.org to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.
Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email email@example.com for additional information.