APACC identifies community engagement opportunities and tackles internal challenges

APACC identifies community engagement opportunities and tackles internal challenges

At the November 9 monthly APACC Assembly meeting, member organization representatives brainstormed ideas for potential collaborative project proposals utilizing our funds to support implementation activities. The APACC Assembly adopted initial parameters for the “APACC Fund” at the October monthly meeting in preparation for doing the work required to accomplish elements of the network’s work plan and building capacity towards greater collaboration.

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Navigating Demographic Change theme of December 1 Ward 7 @dcstorycircle

Navigating Demographic Change theme of December 1 Ward 7 @dcstorycircle

Navigating Demographic Change is the theme of the Ward 7 circle, a topic identified by residents and other stakeholders. Join in and share your views about the past, present, and future and paint a more nuanced picture than mere data can portray.

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Is your website letting you down? Participate in this free webinar.

Is your website effectively conveying your mission? Is your site serving your audience? Is your website making a positive impression and engaging users?

If not, register for the free webinar How to Use Your “Listening Ears” to Transform Your Website User Experience Tuesday, November 13 at Noon.

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The webinar will feature a review of the website UX and design case study with Food Allergy Research & Education to see how they transformed the user experience of their website and a new tool they created for their constituents. Learn how they used analytics and user research to create a more personalized, user-focused and visually appealing website for long-term engagement and conversions.

Nonprofit/social enterprise organizational sustainability is focus of new training program

Nonprofit/social enterprise organizational sustainability is focus of new training program

Financial sustainability is a major, perhaps the most important, concern of community-based organizations. Nonprofits and social enterprises can get help from the seven-module training program focused on organizational sustainability offered by Project 500™.

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How is APACC preparing for 2019 priorities?

How is APACC preparing for 2019 priorities?

Several APACC members have received funding to make things happen in the Anacostia River Corridor. Anacostia Trust, for example, is creating an engagement toolkit to test one method of resident around Kenilworth Park North. Anacostia Coordinating Council and partners are focusing on videography to make a difference.

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October 24: Free housing advocacy workshop

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APACC member 11th Street Bridge Park and friends CNHED and BRIDGES are inviting those interested in ensuring longtime residents can benefit from development and not be pushed out to a free workshop on housing advocacy. The event takes place Wednesday, October 24, 6:00-8:00 pm at Anacostia Library (1800 Good Hope Rd SE). Register: bit.ly/housing-advocacy or (202) 670-6995.

Why we care

Equitable redevelopment of the Anacostia River Corridor, particularly ensuring that changes benefit and improve the lives and livelihoods of both current and future residents, is a central principle in APACC’s work. Changes—aka improvements—impact housing in a major way, too often pricing current residents out of the housing market. Like the workshop sponsors, APACC believes policies and practices must make a concerted effort to protect those who have lived close to the Anacostia River and Anacostia Park throughout the development process.