Grow your capacity: visualize a healthier and more equitable future and more

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Young people ages 5-26 are encouraged to envision a world where everyone has the same chance at living in a healthy way and participate in the National Academy of Medicine Young Leaders Visualize Health Equity art project. Social determinants of health—such as access to productive green space, jobs, neighborhood safety—affect many who live in Wards 7 and 8. Who better to enter the contest?! Go online to learn more. The submission deadline is February 28, 2019.

Anacostia community forum focuses on breast cancer: This article in Environmental Factor, a newsletter produced by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, describes a recent multidisciplinary network meeting to “examine the effects of environmental exposures that may predispose a woman to breast cancer throughout her life.” The event was two days and involved local community leaders like Brenda Lee Richardson and Natalie Williams.

Legal Aid holiday closures: Legal Aid will be closed to the public December 24, 2018-January 1, 2019. In addition, general intake at their Northwest and Southeast (Big Chair) locations will be closed December 24, 2018-January 11, 2019.  Normal intake hours resume Monday, January 14, 2019.


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  • getting honest feedback from staff about their boss is an incredibly important post. The question is a good one and the responses are responsible. Have other suggestions? Jump in and contribute.

  • How much to donate as a new Board Member? is as timely (end-of-year giving) as it is essential. Does your board have a policy? Frame of reference in the handbook? Are potential board members told about giving/getting responsibility? (r/nonprofit)

  • Leadership is as much about learning as it is about teaching (Rich Sheridan, CEO and Chief Storyteller at Menlo Innovations; Speaker, Author of Chief Joy Officer and Joy, Inc. on LinkedIn)

  • Curated by LinkedIn editors, Today's workers want more than perks is a collection of articles about organization culture, company perks, attracting and keeping employees, and what employee's want. Perks may not be common in nonprofits or government, but there are things that can be done to attract and retain top-notch employees. Does anything in this curation resonate with you? What are you doing that works? What have you tried that doesn't work? Leave a comment.

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