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Criteria, pitfalls and hints for successful grant proposal writing

Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

grants2Periodically, residents need financial support in order to fund special programs or community projects. Funding is often available from governments, corporations, foundations and private donors.  

Experts concede that grant seekers can successfully obtain the necessary skills that will  better their chances of securing monetary support.

Are you interested in learning how to identify and apply for grants?  If so, you must come out on Tuesday, Oct. 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m., to hear Dawn Mabery, CEO of Mabery Counsulting, LLC. 

For more than 15 years, Ms. Mabery has provided grant instruction that includes program evaluation, research, writing, reporting and grant management. A graduate of Spelman College, Ms. Mabery has worked in a variety of non-profit leadership roles.  Previously, she served as a board member of the Campaign for Community Change, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to building the power and capacity of low-income people.   

If you wish to learn the grant writing game, please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 21 starting at 6:30 p.m.!

Meet the Fizz Boom Read winner from Capitol View

Published on Friday, September 12, 2014

Alana holding Kindle Fire in boxAlana Sapp is the lucky winner of a brand new Kindle Fire HDX at Capitol View!

We sat down with her to learn a little more about her. 

Published on Monday, August 25, 2014

The Capitol View Library will be closed today beginning at 5:45 p.m. due to a facilities emergency. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Tuskegee Airman and Capitol View Library's first manager

Published on Thursday, May 1, 2014

In recognition of 2014 Armed Forces Day and Older Americans Month, Edward J. Talbert will talk about his military service and his career as a librarian. 

airmen4Armed Forces Day began on May 20, 1950 thanks to the persistence of President Harry S. Truman.  In l949,  he led the effort to have citizens honor the service of U.S. military men and women.  On this occasion, the nation recognizes their patriotic service through parades, air shows and other events.  

In Recognition of Older Americans Month 2014

Published on Thursday, May 1, 2014

Arseniorlogoe you 60 years of age or older with an interest in fitness? If that is you, come out in May on Wednesday mornings during Older Americans Month for Zumba Gold for Seniors. 

Each year since President John F. Kennedy in April 1963 issued a presidential proclamation designating May as Senior Citizens Month, the nation has recognized the achievements and contributions of older adults through ceremonies, fairs and other events.  In 1980, President Jimmy Carter renamed the month-long observance Older Americans Month. 

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014

oam logoMay is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, our nation has designated this month as a time to celebrate the many contributions of older Americans and to focus attention on staying healthy and active.

From 1963 until 1973, May was referred to as Senior Citizens Month. In May 1974, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month. 

Each year, the Administration for Community Living, an organization of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, selects a theme for Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow,” focuses on injury prevention.

Published on Thursday, March 13, 2014

law1Many people do not hire lawyers because they are unable to afford them or believe that their situation is a simple one.  If you are a District resident with an interest in the areas of landlord-tenant, trust and estates (wills) and bankruptcy law, there are informational sessions available for you!

Local attorney Lesie O. Perry will provide basic information designed to assist self-help individuals. Presentations will be targeted at free online resources, free legal services, selection of appropriate legal forms and how to complete them. 

Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014

grantproposal1Grant 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.

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

clark2Despite 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

g1In 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.