See you at Ward 7 Day Saturday, September 8

See you at Ward 7 Day Saturday, September 8

APACC is joining members Ward 7 Business Partnership and Washington Parks & People at the annual Ward 7 Day celebration Saturday, September 8 from Noon to 6:00 pm. This year, the event takes place at Marvin Gaye Park (5200 Foote St, NE).

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In the news: primary and specialty health services coming to Ward 7 in early 2019

In the news: primary and specialty health services coming to Ward 7 in early 2019

One of APACC's goals is to "Enhance the quality of life of residents and other stakeholder in communities near the river by improving access to economic opportunities, affordable housing, wellness and healthcare, and parkland and other outdoor recreation opportunities." This new clinic is the epitome of healthcare.

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Access to the Anacostia: Share your experience with getting to the river with this survey.

Access to the Anacostia: Share your experience with getting to the river with this survey.

The Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative, a network of organizations working to maximize the immense value that the river corridor can provide to District residents, prioritizes the need to enhance access to parks. A first step in improving access to the waterfront is to hear from people who use the park, so APACC has partnered with others to create a survey to capture feedback about different access points.

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Affordable DC-based community leadership program now accepting applications

Affordable DC-based community leadership program now accepting applications

Leaders are not always the individuals who have gone to the "best" schools, who have the most senior position, or who assert themselves as leaders. Lots of times, many times, they are like you and you and you. LeadIN is a local DC organization dedicated to leadership development and community leadership development in particular. Their Fall 2018 LeadIN Core cohort is accepting applications through August 19.

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Clean Water Action seeks interns (paid) for Sustainability Advocate internship program

Clean Water Action seeks interns (paid) for Sustainability Advocate internship program

Clean Water Action (CWA) is currently accepting applications for their 2018 and 2019 Sustainability Advocate internship program. The internship provides motivated and talented individuals an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in politics, communications, fundraising, and advocacy. All while getting paid!

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What does the Anacostia River mean to you? Share your voice!

What does the Anacostia River mean to you? Share your voice!

What does the Anacostia River mean to you? Why do you care if it becomes fishable or swimmable? How do you currently get information about the river? Why do you care? If you have answers to any of these questions and want to help environmental agencies from DC and Maryland shape the way people engage with the Anacostia River, you are invited to join one of two Community Conversations in September.

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Grow your capacity: Legal services, training on Supported Decision-Making, writing an effective survey hook, more

Grow your capacity: Legal services, training on Supported Decision-Making, writing an effective survey hook, more

One of the ways APACC helps members (and non-members) build their organizational capacity is through a weekly post with useful information and skill-building opportunities. Check out this week’s post.

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(UPDATE: 8/2/18) Changes in SNAP will make it harder to get fresh produce in Wards 7 and 8

(UPDATE: 8/2/18) Changes in SNAP will make it harder to get fresh produce in Wards 7 and 8

One of APACC's goals is to "Enhance the quality of life of residents and other stakeholder in communities near the river by improving access to economic opportunities, affordable housing, wellness and healthcare, and parkland and other outdoor recreation opportunities." Food fits squarely into wellness and healthcare.

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#letsgetcivic August 4 at CivicFest

#letsgetcivic August 4 at CivicFest

APACC member Washington Parks & People and co-sponsors DC Tutoring & Mentoring Initiative and DJ Aphrosoul Lukumi are gathering DC area nonprofits and lots of interested people Saturday, August 4 for CivicFest 2018—a fun-, music-, art-, and action-filled day—with the ultimate purpose of creating a movement to take back DC from violence, poorly performing schools, crazy weather, and unequal access to basic services.

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