Washington D.C.

Using Cooking to Fight Poverty

Find out the many techniques D.C. Central Kitchen is using to fight poverty in the nation’s capital, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.
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One in three children in Washington, D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8, east of the Anacostia River, live in households that are food insecure, where their families don’t know if they’ll have enough to eat every month, said Mike Curtin Jr., CEO of D.C. Central Kitchen. That’s one of the many reasons the nonprofit is working to fight poverty in the nation’s capital.

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Empowering Washington, D.C., Residents Through Academic Scholarships

The District of Columbia Housing Authority goes beyond its mission of ensuring affordable housing by providing its residents with opportunities to build self-sufficiency through tools like its Commitment to Excellence Scholarship Program
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The 2017 fall semester was about to start, but Lillian Copeland was still uncertain about how she was going to pay her college tuition. The rising sophomore and Washington, D.C., native had been accepted as a transfer student at Spelman College in Atlanta, but she needed more money.

“I wanted to go to Spelman because it was my dream school,” said the 19-year-old. “And to get accepted there and then not know if I could pay the bill was so stressful.”

Washington, D.C., students learn in a floating classroom

Students from The School Without Walls High School and other schools in the Washington, D.C., area are learning about their local waterways, thanks to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Wells Fargo
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It’s not often that teenagers are able to spend a school day on a boat instead of in a classroom, but students from The School Without Walls High School in Washington, D.C., had that opportunity recently. As the high school students traveled along the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, they tested water quality, identified fish, examined maps, and surveyed bird diversity.

Blockchain Technology: Revolutionizing Food Traceability and Security

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As the world’s population continues to grow at a rapid pace, so must our ability to feed it. To meet this need, companies are seeking new ways to enhance and expand their capabilities to safely produce and distribute food across the globe, making the journey from farm to table more complex than it once was. Although rare, food safety and security concerns do arise, and when they do, time is of the essence as public health and lives are at stake, not to mention the livelihoods of industries, companies, and employees. Because of this, food traceability has become increasingly important.

Destined for Greatness: 5 Places Where Women Made History

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Sure, you can crack open a history book to read about the courageous women who fought for women’s rights over the years. But why just read about them when you can take a walk in these women’s shoes, and visit the places where they took a stand? In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re sharing 5 places we fly where you can get inspired by the powerful women who have paved the way for women today.

Seneca Falls, New York (July 19 – 20, 1848) 

JPMorgan Chase Commits $10 Million to DC

Long-term investment focuses on skills building, minority-owned small business growth, neighborhood revitalization and financial health primarily in Wards 7 and 8
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WASHINGTON, September 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - JPMorgan Chase & Co. today unveiled a $10 million, three-year investment to help drive inclusive economic growth in underserved Washington, D.C. neighborhoods, most notably in Wards 7 and 8. This long-term commitment is the firm’s third investment in a major U.S. city. It combines the firm’s business expertise and collaboration with local business and community leaders to invest in four key drivers of inclusive growth: jobs and skills, minority-owned small business expansion, neighborhood revitalization and financial health.          

Volkswagen of America, Inc. Recognized for Distinction in Corporate Service by the Trust for the National Mall

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HERNDON, VA., May 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Trust for the National Mall, the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service, has honored the company with its Distinction in Corporate Service Award. The accolade recognizes Volkswagen’s commitment to preserving the National Mall’s rich history and improving the visitor experience. Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, accepted the award on behalf of the company at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. yesterday.

Education & Opportunity in Indian Country

Tom Brooks, Vice President, External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T
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November marks Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and histories of Native Americans, as well as the important contributions of Native people to our communities and country. This month also presents the opportunity to raise awareness about the unique challenges Native Americans face.

Maven Reaches One Million Miles Driven; Boston, Chicago, and D.C. Join Lineup

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May 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - ANNOUNCING
In less than four months, Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, has grown to five markets: New York City, Ann Arbor, Mich., and today announced Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Maven members have driven more than one million miles, bringing them closer to the things – and people – they love.

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Here’s a look at the newest Maven urban markets:

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