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Life and Society January 19, 2017 at 11:58 am

Mentor a Student: Become a Part of the Success!- looking for black males !

Nationally, only 11% of low-income, first-generation to college students will earn a bachelor’s degree by their mid-20s.

For over 20 years, Capital Partners for Education (CPE) has improved the futures of motivated, low-income high school students throughout the DC metro area by helping them to get to and through college. With 99% of CPE graduates transitioning into college and 70% graduating on time, CPE effectively helps students traverse the college process, transition into college, and graduate at more than 6 times the rate of their peers nationally.
While CPE is skilled at recruiting wonderfully dedicated mentors, there are far more young men of color who apply to our program than men of color who apply to become mentors. In light of our partnership with the Ron Brown Preparatory High School, and the aggressive goal of enrolling 20 young men by February 11th, we have launched a Men of Color recruitment initiative.

A candidate must be:
• at least 21 years of age or older
• be a college graduate
• should be willing to go through a background check with CPE.

We need your help—become a mentor with us today!

Upcoming Mentor Trainings/Orientations:
Tuesday, January 24th, 6:30pm -7:30pm

To RSVP or for more information:
Rianne Bonner – [email protected]
202-682-6020 ext. 2215


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Events January 19, 2017 at 7:42 am

Thanks Obama! Clap It Out 7pm Tonight.

It’s not the official Thanks Obama event happening two miles from the White House tonight, but they plan to start clapping at 7pm. Bring yourself and friends to the Ellipse side of the White House at 7pm and give a final clap for President Obama. Just a casual stroll . . . with some clapping involved. That is . . . if you can pull yourself away from the 3 Doors Down concert a few blocks away . . . .

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Events January 17, 2017 at 5:21 pm

DancEthos with Gin Dance Company

As is our signature, DancEthos will present a varied and dynamic program featuring the work of 6 diverse choreographers. We are also excited to be sharing the stage with the brilliant dancers of guest company Gin Dance Company. With dances ranging from intimate and evocative to fierce and explosive, tender and introspective to energizing and whimsical, this performance is sure to have something for every audience member!

Saturday April 8th at 7pm and Sunday April 9th at 2pm
Kreeger Auditorium
at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

Tickets available at or at the door

General Admission $25
Student/senior/military $20
Children 12 and under $15

Events January 16, 2017 at 1:09 pm

Special Inauguration Day Event: Finding Trust in a Changing World

In a rapidly changing world dominated by divisions, illusions and deceptions, it is more important than ever to increase the quality of trust so we can continue to grow. Join us for this special event with Sister Jenna on inauguration day as we learn how to use our innate spiritual powers to increase self confidence and trust in ourelves, God, and others.

Sister Jenna is a radio and TV personality, renowned speaker and founder and director of the Meditation Museums in Silver Spring, Maryland and McLean, Virginia. Selected by Empower a Billion Women 2020 as one of 100 Most Influential Leaders of 2015 and served as a principal partner with the Oprah Winfrey Network and Values Partnerships on the Belief Team, a community of individuals from diverse spiritual, cultural and faith backgrounds, and as an influential connector, she coordinated bringing on-board organizations and thought leaders to engage in this global dialogue on Belief.

Sister Jenna’s voice of influence is particularly needed in the wake of tragedy and increasing violence in our world. Friday, January 20th, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. In Maryland, at the Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD.

Free Event – Contributions Appreciated. RSVP at

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Announcements January 14, 2017 at 8:15 pm

STOLEN BIKE in MVT – white Trek 8.3 DS

While I was out of town for the holidays, my bike was stolen from the “secure” storage area in our “secure” parking garage in Mount Vernon Triangle. It appears the thief used an angle grinder to cut through the u-lock and cable. I’m peppering various websites in the event someone sees it around. It is a white Trek 8.3 DS (picture attached). I recently added a black rear rack and Ergon grips / bar ends that are not shown in the photo.

Please contact me at marciwomack14 at gmail if you see it.

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Announcements January 13, 2017 at 11:36 am

feral cats causing issues?

I have 3 feral cats in my alley that are pooping in my yard, chasing birds, and they had a huge fight last night on the porch. One got into my garage last week and scared the hell of out me when i was trying to get my baby out of its car seat. Is anyone else having a problem with feral cats? Do you seen them in the parks as well as alleys? If you do, where are they? Do you have pictures?

Events January 10, 2017 at 1:59 pm

We The People! Dance party January 14th at Black Cat

We The People Flyer

Join DJ Dredd, Adrian Loving (Axel F) and Robin Bell as they pay tribute to the musicians and rebels we lost in 2016. Featuring music by David Bowie, George Michael, Sharon Jones, Maurice White (Earth Wind and Fire), Phifedawg of A Tribe Called Quest, Vanity and Prince.

Doors at 9:30pm. $10

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Announcements January 10, 2017 at 11:31 am

Ward 5 Meet-Up with Mendo

Join Chairman Mendelson this Saturday in Brookland at Askale Cafe at 10am. It’s your chance to talk with the Council Chairman about your questions and concerns about what is going on in the District.

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Home and Garden January 9, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Outdoor Reset Control Installation Cost?

I’m wondering if anyone has had an outdoor reset control installed for their boiler and what the range of quotes were for you. Some places want to charge $75 just to give a quote, which I refuse to do. It looks like my boiler takes a Honeywell Aquareset kit, which costs about $200 online so I’m wondering what a fair installation price would be.

If you’ve had a smart thermostate installed, I’d love to hear what that cost you as well. I know it’s possible to DIY those, but I figured I may not want to take any chances in the cold of winter.

Announcements January 8, 2017 at 11:02 am

Illustrator wanted to create prints for sale: small cooperative project

I’m starting a tiny art marketing project and looking for an illustrator who’s skilled and willing to create and modify limited edition art for sale.
I’ve collaborated successfully with lots of artists and created some nice stuff together, mostly logos, so this is admittedly a new area for me.

We’ll have to find some fair way to share income/profit from this.

Also looking for someone with a big inkjet printer that can accept permanent, art quality ink.

Also looking for arts marketing consultant?? I’m a marketing guy, but never marketed limited edition prints before. If I/we can find someone with PROVEN HISTORY of successful arts marketing it could be helpful to bring them on board.

Jim jim234c at

Please don’t email asking for “more information.” There isn’t any at the moment! For potential illustrators, next step would be to send me a particular kind of portfolio sample.

Announcements January 7, 2017 at 9:51 pm

Champions Inaugural Breakfast Tour

Champions Inaugural Breakfast Tour

Hours: January 19 – 22 ONLY. Tours based on availability. 8am – 11:30am. Museum closes at 5pm.
Where: The Mansion on O Street – 2020 O Street N.W., DC 20036
Tickets: $39/person – Online reservations are required

Top 5 historic venues to explore – in the world!

Be a champion and celebrate change with your loved ones this Inaugural weekend with a whimsical tour through O Museum in The Mansion.

Served family style you’ll make new friends and enjoy our delicious continental breakfast (sweet breads, yogurt, granola, fresh fruit hot coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate) then tour through our themed rooms and search for secret doors.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Bring a shopping bag. Everything is for sale.

General Discussion January 6, 2017 at 8:10 pm

Experience installing a gas fireplace? Seeking recommendations, tips, dos/donts

We want install a small, ventless gas fireplace (32 – 36″) in our row house and wondering if anyone has experience to share or vendors to recommend. We have no existing fire place and want to place it on on our front wall between two front windows. We have read the new ventless fireplaces are much safer than they used to be and give better heat (plus no ugly vent in the front of our house). We went to Bromwells and Cyrus Air in VA today. Bromwell quoted as around $2200 just for the firebox — need to set up a home visit before they will quote on installation. Cyrus Air was very knowledgable and helpful but the quotes was really high +$8K, but that would include installation, permits, dry wall, mantel and all finishing. Is that reasonable? Anyone have experience buying their box online and then having a different company install it? Appreciate any and all advice!

General Discussion January 5, 2017 at 5:21 pm

In search of inauguration day volunteering

Does anyone know of a good place to volunteer on inauguration day? I’m relatively new to the city and am looking for suggestions of places in the city that will be open and accept volunteers on a one-off basis. Anything would be appreciated!

Announcements January 4, 2017 at 9:23 pm

Job Opening

We’re seeking a cook to join our team. we have a one-person kitchen that operates under the direction of our chef/kitchen manager. one of our three cooks is leaving, and we’re hoping to replace his commitment, energy, and attention to detail. the position is roughly full-time, at approximately 75 hours every two weeks. we’d be interested in meeting you if you have culinary experience — but if you don’t, and you have the desire to learn, we’d be more than happy to train you. please email [email protected] …. with your resume and contact information. thank you — we look forward to hearing from you!

Announcements January 4, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Anybody know of parking places around town that accept CAC Badge?

I can park for free at Navy Yard with my CAC Badge. Are there any other locations that I could get in and park for free with my badge?

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