Tuesday, October 25, 2016

[PLAN] DC The DC Office of Planning Public Meetings

The DC Off ice of Planning (OP) is amending the District’s Comprehensive Plan, a 20-year framework that guides future growth and development in the city and shapes the places we live, work, shop, and play. OP launched the second amendment cycle to the Comprehensive Plan this year to ensure that the Plan remains responsive to the needs of the community. 

Your ideas are essential to a successful amendment process. Between October 19th and November 14th, OP is hosting a series of 7 community meetings. The meetings are organized geographically by Area Elements. Since the Comprehensive Plan is a 20-year plan, OP uses Area Elements as opposed to Ward boundaries since Ward boundaries can change every ten years. Please refer to plandc.dc.gov to learn more about the Area Elements and see the map below for Area Element boundaries. Come learn about the amendment process, share your ideas and help shape the future of the District! 

Meeting Agenda:
Registration (6PM-6:30PM/9AM-9:30AM)
Presentation (6:30PM-7PM/9:30AM-10AM)
Open House (7PM-8PM/10AM-11AM)
Open Mic (8PM-8:30PM/11AM-11:30AM)

Meeting Dates and Locations:
October 19, Wednesday 6PM-8:30PM (Presentation at 6:30PM)
Columbia Heights Educational Campus, 3101 16th St NW
Nearest Metro: Columbia Heights (Green and Yellow Lines)
Mid-City and Rock Creek East Area Elements

October 22, Saturday 9AM-11:30AM (Presentation at 9:30AM)
Thurgood Marshall Public Charter School, 2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
Nearest Metro: Anacostia (Green Line)
Far Southeast and Southwest Area Element

October 25, Tuesday 6PM-8:30PM (Presentation at 6:30PM)
Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake St NW
Nearest Metro: Tenleytown (Red Line)
Rock Creek West Area Element

October 27, Thursday 6PM-8:30PM (Presentation at 6:30PM)
Department of Employment Services, 4058 Minnesota Ave NE
Nearest Metro: Minnesota Avenue (Orange Line)
Far Northeast/Southeast Area Element

November 1, Tuesday 6PM-8:30PM (Presentation at 6:30PM)
School Without Walls @ Francis- Stevens, 2425 N St NW
Nearest Metro: Foggy Bottom (Orange, Silver, and Blue Lines)
Central Washington and Near Northwest Area Elements

Nov 3 | Public Roundtable On The State of the Metropolitan Police

Monday, October 24, 2016

HELP WANTED | Center Director for Skyland Workforce Center

About the Skyland Workforce Center
Skyland Workforce Center (SWC) is a joint project of the development team for the Skyland Town Center and The WorkPlace DC, a coalition of local non-profit organizations that provide employment-related services in Southeast DC. The goal of the Center is to co-locate services and programs on-site that connect job seekers with resources that can help them successfully obtain and retain employment. The Center’s four partner organizations: Byte Back, Samaritan Ministry, Southeast Ministry, and Thrive DC collaborate to provide work readiness and computer training, GED tutoring and adult education, case management, and referrals for employment and/or social services.

Many individuals who seek services and support at the Center face multiple employment barriers such as criminal backgrounds, homelessness, low reading, math and computer literacy, and lack resumes. The Center’s partner organizations work together to help ease these employment barriers, giving Center participants the best possible chance to achieve employment success.

Many Center visitors are also looking for jobs on the Skyland Town Center construction site. The Center assists in placing individuals in construction-related positions on the project, and with other local construction employer partners.

Skyland Workforce Center’s mission is to offer a broad range of services to help individuals seeking employment in any industry to improve skills that can increase their chances of getting hired.

Position Summary
Skyland Workforce Center (SWC) seeks a qualified individual to serve as Center Director. This position requires excellent organizational skills, fundraising experience, and a commitment to workforce development, as well as the ability to work with a wide range of individuals including job seekers, nonprofit service providers, DC government staff, construction managers, employers/businesses, and other stakeholders. The Center Director is responsible for maintaining a collaborative spirit between all partner organizations providing services on-site with the goal of offering high-quality programs and services to all who seek assistance at SWC.

GROUPON ALERT: 50% off Cheers @ The Big Chair! Offer ends soon!

Feel free to thank The Advoc8te in advance for this awesome Groupon deal! I just love the crab fries at Cheers @The Big Chair and I love supporting a Ward 8 small business! Even better news, Cheers @ The Big Chair has a catering license! Call them for all of your catering needs! 

Oct 26 | Restine Jackson Album Release & Listening Party

Enjoy the inspirational music by Restine Jackson along with guests Jeremiah Hicks and Capria McClearn! Get the album “FREE” for free with each ticket purchase!

Wed, October 26th 7pm-9pm
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Rd SE
Tickets: $20

Special $15 tickets for EotR residents for 'The Nutcracker' at THEARC Theater!

TICKETS: $15 - $30

DC’s perennial favorite! This celebrated production is set in historic Georgetown with George Washington and King George III among other historical figures. Join us again with family and friends or start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones.

General admission: $30

For Ward 7 & 8 Residents, Tickets Start at $15.00!


THEARC Theater
1901 Mississippi Ave SE