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BULLETIN BOARD Health and Jobs Fair at Parkside

Luis Peralta Del Valle painting in his studio in Anacostia, East of the River. Photo: Luis Peralta Del Valle

On Saturday, Aug 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Neighborhood Associates Corporation (NAC), working in partnership with Wig Capitol Foundation (WCF), will offer residents of the Kenilworth-Parkside community in Ward 7, a Health & Jobs Fair, at the Chancy Spruell Center at 3517 Jay St. NE. Paradise’s health and jobs fair will feature employers and exhibitors including Providence Hospital, The Art Institute of Washington, H Street Country Club and many others. Exhibitors are encouraged to contact event organizers to avail themselves of this opportunity. For more information, contact either Ms. Crystal Hughes at 240-646-4528, wigcapitol@yahoo.com or visit wigcapitolfoundation.com.

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to Provide Funds to Facilities Projects

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities has awarded $535,488 to arts and humanities organizations in the District of Columbia through the second round of the Cultural Facilities Projects program for fiscal year 2013. The Cultural Facilities Project grants are awarded to arts and humanities organizations within the District of Columbia that own or rent facilities designed to present performances, exhibitions or professional training so that all DC residents and visitors can experience the rich culture of our city. Grants provide funding for one of the following areas: purchase of a currently leased venue, planning/design or implementation of capital improvement projects or purchase of long-term fixtures and equipment. Eleven arts and humanities organizations receive funding totaling $535,488 to support capital purchase and project-based programs. The

Luis Peralta Del Valle Wins East of the River Distinguished Artist Award

Anacostia Arts Center was awarded $54,500 and Building Bridges/THEARC was awarded $36,000. The program was created to help organizations provide access to high-quality arts and humanities experiences for all District of Columbia residents and ensure that facilities are safe, comfortable and efficient, so that arts and humanities organizations may expand audiences and enhance their art form. Applications intended to support or spur economic development initiatives, as well as those that demonstrated environmental responsibility and sustainable building practices, were encouraged.

East River Family Strengthening Collaborative Common Sense Parenting Classes

Classes will be held twice weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays. 5-7 p.m., starting Aug 26 and will be facilitated by parenting consultant Vivian Ledbetter. If you want to sign up for classes, email Vivian at bellledbetter@gmail.com.

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Classes are at 3917 Minnesota Ave. NE.

DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative Wins $25M from US Dept. of Education

The grant, which leverages over 30 million in donations and partner programming, will be used to help transform education, healthcare, and other services available to children and their parents living in the Kenilworth-Parkside neighborhood. DC Promise Initiative provides a transformation continuum of cradle-to-career services to the children and parents. The organization will receive the $25M over five years to provide wraparound services and community support to families across four schools and their communities: Neval Thomas Elementary; Kenilworth Elementary, Chavez Parkside Middle School’ and Chavaz Parkside High School. DCPNI is one of only seven US communities out of 60 applicants to receive the US. Dept. of Education Promise Neighborhood implementation

RCH Development Corporation (ADC) and the Gautier Family announce that Luis Peralta Del Valle is the winner of the second annual East of the River Distinguished Artist Award. ADC will host an awards ceremony on Aug. 10 at Honfleur Gallery to formally present Peralta Del Valle with his prize. Peralta Del Valle was selected based on his artistic excellence as well as for the impact he has made serving his immediate and extended communities in Washington, DC through the arts. A panel of individuals active in the Washington, DC arts community reviewed the submissions and selected Peralta Del Valle as the 2013 East of the River Distinguished Artist. This year’s panel included: Zoma Wallace (Art Bank Coordinator for DCCAH), Shaymar Higgs (Founder & Head Designer, Peerless Creatives), Catherine Buell (Executive Director, St. Elizabeth’s East), Terence Nicholson (Owner & Founder, 5 Rings Arts Services; artist; musician), and Sharon Gautier (art collector and family representative). Moving forward, ADC plans to continue selecting and honoring one EotR artist with the $5,000 award each year. This award epitomizes the goals of ADC and the Gautier Family to create a home for the creative economy, artists, arts and cultural organizations to fulfill its mission of revitalization and sustainable economic development in historic Anacostia. Join ADC, the Gautier family, our esteemed panel and Luis Peralta Del Valle on Saturday, Aug 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Honfleur Gallery. Award will be given promptly at 7 p.m. Following the event, the LUMEN8FINALE! closing party for the summer-long LUMEN8ANACOSTIA festival will be held next door at the Anacostia Arts Center from 7:30-11 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

East of the River Magazine August 2013  

News from the Anacostia and Southeast Areas of Washington, DC.

East of the River Magazine August 2013  

News from the Anacostia and Southeast Areas of Washington, DC.

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