This week is co-sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness. Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, a number of schools, communities and cities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness. To locate events or find out how your group can organize an event goes to www.nationalhomeless.org/awareness.html

Career Expo and Job Fair

When: Nov. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Community Service Center,

2001 Mississippi Avenue, SE

What: Community members are invited to attend the third annual Career Expo and Job Fair. The event will be hosted by Covenant House Washington.

Fannie Mae Foundation Help the Homeless Walkathon

When: Nov. 22, 9 a.m. (on site registration begins at 7 a.m.)

Where: National Mall, between 7th and 14th streets

What: Thousands of people will walk through downtown D.C. to support 170 organization that work to prevent and end homelessness in the Washington area. These organizations receive money from walkers who register on their behalf and through corporate sponsorships. During the past 15 years the walkathon has raised nearly $34 million for more than 220 organizations. There are also community walks in towns around D.C.

Info: To find out more and register for the walkathon or the four community walks go to www.helpthehomelessdc.org or call 1-877-walk-hth