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Don't Shop - Swap!

Don't Shop - Swap!

Start the new year off right by swapping! Come celebrate National Swap day in DC at Nana's new location in Columbia Heights (3068 Mt. Pleasant Street) on January 22nd! 

Bring gently used clothing / accessories from your wardrobe and pick up some new-to-you items as we swap our way into beautiful style! It's good for the environment and for our pocketbooks! 

For more information on the art of swapping, check out The Swapaholics

For tickets to the DC swap event and for more information go here

DC Transition: 2011 Mayor Inauguration

DC Transition:  2011 Mayor Inauguration

January 2nd, 2011 marked a much anticipated change in the District of Columbia.  For the first time ever, a Council Chair became Mayor of D.C.

DC Public Charter School Recruitment Expo January 8, 2011

DC Public Charter School Recruitment Expo January 8, 2011

Are you looking for a charter school for your child? Then don’t miss the D.C. Charter School Recruitment Expo on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 from noon – 4:00pm at the Washington Convention Center. It will be a one-stop opportunity to learn about the diverse array of charter school options available in Washington, D.C..  Come and meet the school leaders of the 52 charter schools. 

Teachers are encouraged to attend to see what teaching opportunites are available. 

Take the Metro right to the Convention Center to avoid traffic and parking challenges. Call 202-328-2660 if you have questions, or just come down. Tell your friends!
 
The first 500 children that attend will receive giftbags!
 
This event is free for D.C. families and metro-area teachers.

For more information visit our website www.dccharterexpo.org.

 

DC Star Gives From The Heart: Grammy Award Winning Mya Hosts Charitable Homecoming

DC Star Gives From The Heart:  Grammy Award Winning Mya Hosts Charitable Homecoming

Grammy award winning singer, model, actress and philanthropist Mya has brought star power and her giving heart to her hometown Washington, D.C.  Her holiday winterfest 2010 started this past Friday at Muse Lounge with a toy drive.  Check out the video above for the full interview.  Saturday, she gave away sneakers for kids in collaboration with Mayor Elect Gray along with special guests Raheem DeVaughn, Tabi Bonney and Wale.  Sunday, Mya fed over 300 guests of families in need at Indulj on U Street in collaboration with 93.9 WKYS and Washington Wizards.  This weekend benefitted, S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat), The Grant My Wish Foundation and Mya's charity

Heather Swann is crowned MISS DC USA

Heather Swann is crowned MISS DC USA

When  Miss DC USA pageant director, Althea Smith asked me to be the last female judge for the Miss DC competition, I was ecstatic and of course said "YES".  I hadn't ever done anything like this before and the experience was a ton of fun.  The most suprising part of the competition was how much love and support the girls gave each other. Even though it was a competition, the sisterhood they belong to makes it more like a family than a contest.
 

Saturday: River Cleanup and Dragon Boat Lessons

Saturday: River Cleanup and Dragon Boat Lessons

This week's rain and wind have carried lots of trash into our rivers. Why not kick start your holidays with a cleanup in the Potomac?

DC SCORES hosts District's largest youth Poetry Slam!

DC SCORES hosts District's largest youth Poetry Slam!

The time has finally arrived – almost. After months of learning, writing, re-writing and practicing, DC SCORES’ 800 poet-athletes are making final preparations for the culminating highlight event of the fall season.

The 13th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!.

DC SCORES is an after-school program that uses the unique combination of soccer, poetry and service-learning to inspire students ages 8-15 to live healthy lifestyles and be engaged in school and their communities.

On consecutive nights, 400 of the District’s public elementary and middle school students will take the stage during the citywide competition to vie for the coveted Golden Mic trophy that goes to the elementary school winner. The Slam! showcases original works of poetry written and performed by the students at DC SCORES' 25 schools.