But what does one do when those systems fail? An ongoing problem I’m working through with a client has forced me to confront this question head- on and interrogate whether these programs serve our clients in the first place.
The Bezos Day One Families Fund made $2.5 million donations to four D.C-area nonprofits in a major step for Amazon-related charity work in the region.
Jane Lyons offers insight on a housing policy implemented in Montgomery County.
Dozens of people turned out to protest a landlord threatening to evict three tenants.
Artist and vendor Colly Dennis stresses the importance of providing facilities for those living unsheltered, especially in the summer.
Jacquelyn Portee writes about the importance of housing.
C.R. Gibbs compares the current pandemic with the flu of 1918.
Father John Enzler and Rev. William H. Lamar IV discuss what measures should be taken to further support the homeless community through the city budget, especially during the pandemic.
Artist/Vendor Wendell Williams, a native Washingtonian, calls for an act of kindness from readers and shares his take on changing the name of the Washington football team.
Darlesha Joyner emphasizes the importance of having a mother figure by sharing her personal experiences.
Brian Carome discusses the different effects of prematurely switching to a completely remote workplace can have.
Marcus Green reflects on changes in the racial climate and shares his hopes for the future.
Jemel Fleming discusses the causes and effects of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Vendor Melody Byrd writes about what she believes needs to be done to support the community.
Vendor Robert Warren reflects on his year so far through a poem.
Congress’ emergency federal aid expansion is set to expire at the end of July, cutting millions of Americans who became unemployed during the Covid-19 pandemic from vital support. Experts advise that the aid package be extended to return poverty rates to pre-crisis levels.
Sheila White shares her experiences throughout the public health crisis.
Aida Peery calls for more attention on the issue of racism.
Nechama Masliansky, advisor at So Others Might Eat, offers suggestions on what the council can do to support DC residents.
Meena Morar addresses the topic of police brutality.