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CityDance DREAM Program Performs On Big Stage

CityDance DREAM Program Performs On Big Stage

This past Tuesday, March 8, 144 students from the District and Prince George’s County, Maryland who participate in the D.C. CityDance DREAM after-school outreach program performed a six-minute dance routine at halftime of the Washington Wizards game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

CityDance, which was founded in 1996, is a professional dance company and a conservatory, training school that offers free community dance and literacy programs to children throughout the D.C. area, taught by CityDance Ensemble members.  Tuesday evening marked the sixth year that the DREAM program students have performed at the Verizon Center.

The after-school program combines dance lessons with reading and writing help, something that DREAM teacher Charonne Butler believes is incredibly beneficial to the students.

"Where You Live" D.C. Tweet Of The Day

"Where You Live" D.C. Tweet Of The Day

We surfed Twitter for some of our favorite Tweets of the day about D.C..  To get more noticed for selection in future WUSA9 "Where You Live" D.C. Tweets of the day, hashtag posts with #wusaWYL.

Check out today's nominees and vote for your favorite in the poll below:

1. @DJ_Recio: "36 bucks for parking 2 hours!! @#%^ you dc !"

2. @IAm726Muzik: "so the ab ripper on the p90x has wore me out for real!!!...now i gotta get ready 4 the conclusion of my day all in DC...work and #DANCE

3. @jaz_zi17 "Ppl riding bikes in the streets like its a car, dc I will neva understand!"

4. @amieparnes: "Attention DC Dudes: Pls report to the Library of Congress where, wait for it, Jessica Alba and Bridget Moynahan will be arriving shortly"

5. @mattfwood: "Only in DC would someone call getting a goal mentioned in a speech an "achievement" before anything is done to reach the goal."

National BroadBand Plan: It's Impact on The Underserved Communities Nationally

National BroadBand Plan: It's Impact on The Underserved Communities Nationally

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Media and Technology Institute

The National Broadband Plans' Impact on the Underserved: And What Does It Mean?

Since the announcement regarding the National Broadband Plan efforts - we have seen and heard of education and training centers proping up all over the country. Assisting residents in learning how to use and benefit from getting on the internet.But, with all these efforts - how does it affect the underserved communities?

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Media and Technology Institute Invites you to a Technology Policy Forum on

The National Broadband Plan and the Underserved 

One Year Later

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

National Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street, Northwest
Washington, DC  20045

To Blog or Not To Blog, It's Not Even A Question - Free Workshop @ Connect113 - Old Town Alexandria

To Blog or Not To Blog, It's Not Even A Question - Free Workshop @ Connect113 - Old Town Alexandria
  • Where: Connect113, 113 S Columbus St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Suite 100 (Below Red Barn Mercantile))
  • Date: February 18, 2011
  • Time: 12:00pm–1:30pm
  • Have you felt perplexed by starting a blog. To many it can be seen as a possible waste of valuable time. Trust me it is not!

    This energetic workshop conducted by DeeNice Rhodes, the Digital Dynamo, will help you clear up any apprehensions about the world of blogging and make positive steps toward using one of the most profound internet platforms today.

    What will be covered:

Bridging the Generation Gap in Egypt and the American Workplace

The historical transfer of power in Egypt has seen the departure of an entrenched 82-year-old dictator and a movement toward a democratically elected government where young Egyptians will have a major voice in politics and policies of the future.  A major key to a successful transition that will allow Egypt to move forward as a stable, innovative nation lies in respect and understanding between generations.

The same is true with American businesses.

Innovation is the intersection of the past and present that leads to the future.  That’s why it is so important that business leaders publicly acknowledge the contribution of each generation, applaud the unique strengths brought to the table by workers of different ages, and encourage everyone to share their viewpoints as a way to make a strong team even stronger. 

Anthony Crawford: 19th and M Street's Buoy in The Sea

Anthony Crawford: 19th and M Street's Buoy in The Sea

It’s late morning on a Wednesday, and the intersection of 19th and M Street in Northwest is a mob of elegantly dressed men and women navigating their way through the bustling crowd.

The people weave through each other with swiftness and agility, reminiscent of an Olympic slalom race.  It is a sea of duffle coats and pinstripe suits, high heels and pashmina shawls. 

And as this crowd ebbs and flows with the rescheduling of meetings, lunch dates, and conference calls, Anthony Crawford, sporting a puffy green jacket, a USA winter cap, and a neon green vest, remains still at the corner of 19th and M, a lone buoy in the shifting sea.

A Pittsburgh Steeler lanyard dangles from his right pant pocket.  He’s ready for his team to play in the Super Bowl.