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Jamie Lee Curtis To Pay Tribute to Youth Who Have Demonstrated Resilience and Overcome Trauma In DC

This story comes to us from Sarah Harrell:

Golden Globe award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling children’s book author Jamie Lee Curtis will celebrate the sixth annual National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day at the “Building Resilience in Young Children Dealing with Trauma” program on May 3 in Washington, D.C. Awareness Day is an annual observance of the importance of caring for every child’s mental health sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). More than 100 public and private organizations and over 1,000 communities across the country will participate in local events and activities in celebration of Awareness Day.

 

Opening Doors for High School Girls

According to a report published by the National Center for Women & Information Technology, the number of women holding computer-related jobs peaked at 36% in 1991. It’s been in decline ever since. Considering how technology-dependent our society has become, that spells bad news. It’s especially concerning for an area filled with companies that deliver cutting edge products and services to the Federal government.

So how, then, do we turn this trend around and encourage young women to go into technical fields? Enter the Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé program.

Girls in Technology helps high school girls develop skills needed to architect an academic and professional future in technology. It’s a volunteer organization that relies on the generosity of corporate sponsorships.

Silver Diner Looking for Young Washingtonians to Star in TV Commercial

Silver Diner Looking for Young Washingtonians to Star in TV Commercial

Young fans of the Silver Diner, ‘Next Generation’ diner of choice in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area, can audition to be spotlighted in the restaurant’s upcoming TV ad campaign. By filming homemade audition tapes, children ages 5 to 12 can upload their videos to YouTube – with a chance of being selected as one of the featured star talents.

As part of the restaurant’s initiative to communicate the importance of incorporating fresh and local ingredients in traditional menu items, Silver Diner has engaged in a strategic communications campaign, kicking off with a TV commercial set to air throughout the Washington, D.C. media market.

Continuing with the restaurant’s mission to be an active and engaged member of its local communities, Silver Diner is looking for children who are familiar with the diner and understand the importance of eating healthier.

So Where Do Those Verizon Center Leftover Concessions Actually Go? D.C. Central Kitchen

So Where Do Those Verizon Center Leftover Concessions Actually Go?  D.C. Central Kitchen

Have you ever been at a Washington Wizards, Mystics, or Capitals game and wondered where all the leftover concessions go?  You know, all of those sausages and chicken fingers that are left untouched and uneaten?

Well, rest assured that they are going to a good cause: D.C. Central Kitchen, one of the city's largest organizations dedicated to combatting hunger.

Spring into Bocce

Spring into Bocce

If you like specials on quality beers; an excuse to make endless ball jokes; or building a social network after-hours, then DC Bocce is perfect for you.

This spring you can enjoy the nice weather and play bocce at various locations in DC/VA/MD: Arlington, Bethesda, Capitol Hill, Crystal City, Columbia Heights Adams Morgan, or Dupont.

The Season runs for eight weeks including a play-off tournament, two end-of-season events, contests, giveaways, and food & drink specials after each night's match.

Bocce is a great game that is enjoyed by players of all ages and abilities, and DC Bocce is a league that is well organized and easy to make friends in.

Visit DCBocce.com to register for the season, which begins the week of April 18th, and to find out more information about the League.

Howard Students Deliver 1,000-Plus Books to D.C. High School

Howard Students Deliver 1,000-Plus Books to D.C. High School

This story comes to us from Kirstin Lewis:

WASHINGTON – A week ago, there was almost nothing in the mid-sized room that served as the library for Washington Metropolitan High School, save two barely-stocked bookshelves with four disconnected computer monitors. Today, there are hundreds of books stacked up across the room. There range from algebra to the Autobiography of Malcolm X, from Langston Hughes to Howard Hughes, from language to love stories. They are the fruits of a two-week book drive by Howard University student to give the students at Washington Metropolitan a well-stocked library.