From musical performances to photography, writing, or creating informative campaign videos, Catalogue nonprofits were busy highlighting their projects and important work in the community this week.
Still trying to keep up with those New Year’s resolutions to become more involved in your community? Two of our amazing nonprofits are hosting volunteer opportunities next week: you can help deliver powerful poems from incarcerated youth to their families or learn about Resiliency Theory and positive behavior management techniques. Sounds like no better way to start off the new year than getting out there and volunteering!
Catalogue for Philanthropy charities found many creative ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a day “ON” to give back to the community and reflect on Dr. King’s important work. In addition to highlighting Catalogue charities’ volunteer efforts, one of our charities is also celebrating a wonderful partnership this week! See below the video for details.
“I did not have a rolodex or a big funder, but I did have a deep passion and commitment…and a first-hand experience of how a college degree can truly transform the life of a teen parent and of their child.” – Nicole Lynn Lewis, Generation Hope
In honor of National Mentoring Month, we welcome Nicole Lynn Lewis, Executive Director and Founder of Generation Hope. Generation Hope works to reduce poverty one family at a time by providing direct sponsorships and one-on-one mentoring to teen parents who are attending college in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Today, Nicole tells us about her personal story that led to the founding of Generation Hope, as well as some of the organization’s most recent accomplishments (new office space!), challenges (ensuring teen parents are part of the college conversation), and needs (volunteer mentors!). She also offers sage advice for others in the nonprofit sector. Welcome, Nicole!
Happy New Year! After an incredibly successful 2014 for so many of our charities (and the Catalogue!), we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the year to come. Our first #whatsupwednesday of the year features students sharing their hard-work in front of peers, a charity presenting at one of DC’s largest annual conventions, and corporate partners showing their support. For more details on the charities in the video, read on!
We welcome everyone back to the office this week and send good wishes for 2015. There’s no better way to start off the new year than supporting local nonprofits in the DC Metro Region. Check out what a few of our organizations have going on next week!