Local Nonprofit Bulletin
Sunday, January 8, 8:00 PM, The Hamilton Live | Best Buddies is hosting a tribute show on Elvis’ birthday with Alex Dellatti, Best Buddies Ambassador and Elvis impersonator
Wednesday, January 11, 10:00 – 11:45 AM, Online | Join Volunteer Fairfax for a keynote presentation and panel discussion on “More than Just Volunteering: From Transaction to Community Transformation”
Friday, January 13, 6:00 PM at Mehari Sequar Gallery | DC Strings Workshop presents Joshua Banbury in concert
Friday, January 13, 7:00 – 10:00 PM, The Little Theatre of Alexandria | Support Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services’ fundraiser while watching Sister Act, a feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit film
Saturday, January 14, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Various | Join Potomac Conservancy for a river cleanup for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in Washington, DC (Theodore Roosevelt Island), Alexandria, VA (Four Mile Run), or Silver Spring, MD (Matthew Henson Trail)
Tuesday, January 17, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, Cleveland Park Library | Learn about an Architectural History of Connecticut Avenue in Cleveland Park with Camilla Carpenter, the Cleveland Park Historical Society, and District Bridges’ Cleveland Park Main Street
Thursday, January 19, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Online | CaringMatters’ Panel Discussion on How to Support Grieving People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Thursday, January 19, 5:00 – 6:00 PM, Online | Get involved with Mother’s Outreach Network and the DC Guaranteed Income Coalition at their General Body Meeting, where they will be presenting their Advocacy Toolkit material
Community Resources, Opportunities, & Sharing
Volunteer with Casa Chirilagua this year! Their various opportunities on weekday afternoons and evenings include one-to-one mentoring, Spanish adult literacy tutoring, and volunteering with their Kids Club (elementary school age), Casa to College program, as well as Teen Study Hall (middle and high school focuses). Email Kate Denson for more information.
Enjoy cooking? Share your skills with Rainbow Place Shelter by volunteering to provide food! Visit their website to view the list of food accepted, sign up to volunteer, and/or contact their Volunteer Coordinator with any questions. You can also consider hosting an online fundraiser to help them with operating costs.
If you are a young person in 7th-12th grade who loves to sing, wants to grow as an artist, get paid to perform, and dreams of being on stage or collaborating with other DMV musicians, sign up to audition for The MusicianShip‘s Washington Youth Choir, who will be performing at The 35th Annual Wammie Music Awards on Saturday, April 1!
BIPOC emerging filmmakers who are working on a short film or their first feature that addresses a timely environmental issue are encouraged to apply for the $12,500 DC Environmental Film Festival (DCEFF) Vantage Grant! Applications close on January 20, after which 4-6 filmmakers will be selected to present their project in a live pitch at the 31st Annual DCEFF on March 26. Learn more about the process and how to apply!
The Fund for Investigative Journalism is accepting proposals for grants of up to $10,000 for stories that break new ground and uncover wrongdoing in the public or private sectors. Read their FAQs, RSVP for their webinar on January 13, and apply by January 30.
The Dream Project offers $3,000 scholarships for Virginia students whose immigration status (undocumented, DACA, TPS, or asylum applicant) creates barriers to success in college. Applications close on February 1. View their eligibility criteria and apply now!
Looking to get more comfortable with public speaking this year? Listen to the newly launched “Public Speaking the Actor’s Way” podcast by The Theatre Lab with acting teacher, public speaking coach, and Theatre Lab Director Buzz Mauro!
Generation Hope offers free College Readiness Workshops in English and Spanish for any young parents in the DMV. Parents will have the opportunity to learn about their college access and the transition to college. Both virtual and in-person workshops are available. Use this form to express interest and schedule a workshop!
The Foster & Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center (FAPAC) is looking for experienced CFSA foster parents to mentor newly licensed foster parents in DC. Mentors will receive training, a monthly stipend, and be considered AmeriCorps members. Learn more and apply to become a mentor on their website!