Celebrating the Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership Anniversary
We were happy to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Georgetown University’s Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership!
University of Notre Dame’s Latino Enrollment Institute
In preparation of co-sponsoring the first Latino Enrollment Institute (LEI) in Washington, DC with the Archdiocese of Washington next spring, program officer, Caitlin Furey, spent three days in South Bend, IN attending the summer LEI. In addition to a tremendous amount of learning and idea sharing, it was an opportunity to connect with school administrators, education staff, and others who are working to make enrollment to Catholic schools more accessible for Hispanic students across the country.
Celebrating Heritage and Leadership
In recognition of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a commemorative month that pays tribute to and celebrates the culture, contributions, and sacrifices of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States – the DC office of the Gates Foundation co-hosted a special event with the Metro DC Chapter of Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) that featured a panel of three Asian American women leading private foundations in the Greater Washington region.
Girls on the Run 5K
In Montgomery County, each fall and spring, 2,500 girls from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds come together to achieve the goal they have been working towards all season, completing a 5K! Our program officer, Caitlin Furey, volunteers as a coach with Girls on the Run of Montgomery County, and she was thrilled to watch the 25 girls from her team cross the finish line. Hundreds of volunteers, coaches, and sponsors make the 5K possible each season.
Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership Open House
Georgetown University hosted an informational open house for its Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate program. Nonprofit leaders gathered to learn more about the program, and networked with fellow perspective participants. Caitlin Furey, our program officer, had the opportunity to attend the open house, and she was pleased to see several leaders from Crimsonbridge partner organizations in attendance.
La Cocina VA Graduation
Celebrating success is never more important than when honoring the hard work and achievement of new graduates. Our program officer, Caitlin Furey, was proud to represent the Crimsonbridge Foundation at the La Cocina VA Graduation ceremony. Seven students celebrated their completion of the bilingual culinary training program with family, friends, and La Cocina VA staff.
City Blossoms Bilingual Cookbook Launch
If you’ve been looking for a beautiful bilingual cookbook that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike, City Blossoms, which develops urban green spaces for children and youth to learn, plant, and enjoy, has released a cookbook with 32 bilingual recipes entitled, Garden Gastronomy – Gastronomía del Jardin. Our executive director, Danielle M. Reyes, attended the book release party at Petworth Citizen where she was able to congratulate the organization’s co-founder, Rebecca Lemos and sample a delicious appetizer from one of the book’s recipes!
Brain Science Collaborative
During this year-long professional development series, Teach for America DC Region teachers gain important, effective classroom strategies from the field of Mind, Brain and Education Science, to allow them to maximize their effectiveness and their students to achieve their highest potential. Caitlin Furey, our program officer, attended one of the highly interactive and engaging sessions, in which teachers learned about the connection between brain plasticity and student learning.
Archbishop Carroll High School Career Conversations
Selecting a college major and career path can be difficult. To help address this, Archbishop Carroll, one of the first racially integrated high schools in the area, hosts a Career Conversations Day for students. Our executive director, Danielle M. Reyes, served as a panelist for this event, which engages dozens of professionals, from alumni and community partners such as Leadership Greater Washington, to share information and field students’ questions about future jobs and careers.
Latino Student Fund Holiday Gala
The Embassy of Spain graciously hosted a holiday event in honor of the Latino Student Fund, bringing together staff, board members, community partners, and others, providing a welcome opportunity for program officer, Caitlin Furey, and board member, Adriana Smith to meet and connect with the organization’s staff.
Sharing Effective Communications Strategies with Educators in Washington State
This month, Reaching and Engaging with Hispanic Communities: A Research-Informed Communication Guide for Nonprofits, Policymakers, and Funders, a publication produced by Child Trends Hispanic Institute and The Crimsonbridge Foundation, was presented at the Washington State Charter Schools Association Annual Conference. The annual conference is the association’s largest convening of the year, bringing together more than 300 national, regional and local experts engaged in the state’s growing charter school sector.
Latin American Youth Center’s Breakfast of Heroes
The LAYC serves more than 4,000 youth annually. Attending its Breakfast for Heroes is an opportunity for staff and others to hear about the great work of this organization, celebrate its successes, and learn more about its ongoing need for support.