Local Nonprofit Bulletin
In this week’s round-up, we’re presenting a Choose Your Own Fall Adventure: Social Impact edition!
For Music & Arts Lovers
Join pianist Steve Baddour for a recital-conversation tomorrow, Saturday 17, at 3:00 PM. Proceeds benefit Capitol Hill Arts Workshop‘s music tuition assistance.
Washington Bach Consort‘s 45th season begins with a world premiere of A New Song from critically acclaimed composer Trevor Weston. Get your tickets for this Sunday, September 18, at 4:00 PM.
Join Porchfest DC, Art All Night, and Hillcrest Day for a Weekend on the East End, with Penn Ave East’s Art All Night on Friday, September 23, from 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM and Hillcrest Day on Saturday, September 24, from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. Then, on Sunday, September 25, from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, catch the Catalogue and several of our nonprofit partners — Mamatoto Village, The Safe Sisters Circle, Alliance of Concerned Men, AppleTree Institute, Urban Ed, East of the River Steelband, Project Create, FAN, and Southeast Ministry!
The first run of the Washington Improv Theater‘s 25th Anniversary season is a music-themed performance series, Playing It By Ear. Tickets are on sale now. Check out their schedule from September 30 – October 22.
Girls Rock! DC is hosting a happy hour at Lyman’s Tavern on October 8 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, which includes an open jam. All adult supporters are invited and children are welcome to attend with parents.
Start your day off well on Saturday, October 15! From 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, enjoy coffee from artisanal roaster Misha’s Coffee while making beautiful artwork to take home. Proceeds support The Art League.
For Kids, Young Adults, and the Adults Who Support Them
Be a one-on-one tutor to middle and high school age youth in foster care. Volunteer with Fihankra Akoma Ntoaso (FAN) in their after-school programs.
Volunteer with Casa Chirilagua to support middle school students and more! View their opportunities, which range from one-time to year-long commitments and allow for various levels of experience.
This Sunday, September 18, from 2:30 – 4:30 PM, create some art at Common Good City Farm‘s Fall Kids Art Party. Afterward, they’ll also have a Learning about the Environment, Agriculture, and Food (LEAF) class.
The new Arts Institute for Creative Advancement (AICA) is looking for young adults interested in their paid technical theater job training program. If you’re a young adult or a community organization who might know some prospective candidates, connect with them in-person on Monday, September 19, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at The Theatre Lab or on Wednesday, September 21, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM over Zoom (hosted by Life Pieces To Masterpieces).
Join Vernee Green, the CEO of Mikva Challenge, and their youth and teachers for an interactive town hall on Tuesday, September 20, at 5:00 PM, where they’ll also share their upcoming strategic plan that will drive their work moving forward.
Dive into Generation Hope’s latest report exploring the post-graduation experiences of their alumni — all former teen parents — and the impact of their college degree on their employment, economic status, and more. RSVP for their special webinar on Thursday, September 22, at 2:00 PM.
Participate in Raffle for Rainbow by October 15 and help raise funds for Rainbow Place Shelter as they expand to serve transitional age youth 18-24.
Not only will the Children’s Science Center have a Haunted Lab all October, but they’ll also be hosting a Costume Party on Saturday, October 22, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Prizes will be awarded for creative and original Halloween costumes and the spooky fun includes a 3-D printed frog dissection and a view of a sheep brain dissection!
For Gardeners, Plant Parents, Environmentalists, and Food Justice Advocates
Help fill Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services‘ food pantry shelves by either dropping off donations at their office (view their grocery shopping list) or by donating so they can bulk-purchase food.
Volunteer with Earth Sangha this fall! There will be opportunities to help at their Wild Plant Nursery and restoration sites. Volunteer slots begin as early as this Sunday, September 18, from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, so be sure to check out their full schedule.
Stop by the Olive Lounge in Takoma Park on Thursday, September 22, at any time during the day to enjoy Mediterranean favorites while raising funds for the Crossroads Community Food Network.
The National Parks Conservation Association and Prince William Conservation Alliance is hosting a day of service at Prince William Forest Park on Saturday, September 24, from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Sign up to help with trail maintenance and repair, and historic cemetery restoration.
Enjoy a lovely 8-course lunch at a unique country French restaurant and support the work of Legacy Farms. Their fundraiser on Sunday, October 2, from 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM also includes musical entertainment and a silent auction.
For DC Lovers and Neighborhood Advocates
Volunteer with the Mother’s Outreach Network (MON) and aid families in claiming their rightful tax credits to increase their family income and overall well-being. Though regular tax season has ended, many families have yet to claim their Child Tax Credits, so MON is hosting community-based tax workshops with brief advice clinics. Sign up for volunteer tax training today! No legal or tax background required.
District Bridges is celebrating Petworth this Sunday, September 18, from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM with a free neighborhood festival featuring kids’ programming, music, dance, a Dog Show, oral history storytelling, and so much more. Sign up to volunteer! They’re also organizing Georgia Avenue Open Streets on Saturday, October 1, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, which you can sign up to volunteer for as well.
Christ House is hosting a virtual Speaker Series on Homelessness and Health Care on September 29 at 6:00 PM, where you can learn more about the causes of homelessness, the challenges individuals experiencing homelessness face, as well as solutions and organizations working to support this population.
We’ve partnered with Game Genius on the 2022 District Hunt, their 4th annual puzzle hunt in DC that promotes local organizations by solving a fun mystery. This year’s game, The Wordsmith’s Wriddle, is a fun, literacy-themed event that celebrates local literacy organizations, including many of our nonprofit partners like the DC Creative Writing Workshop, Story Tapestries, Reading Partners, and more. Participate as a team on October 1 or finish the hunt at your own pace through October 10!