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2018-2019 Advanced Business Financial Workshop Series

Thursday, January 17 - Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Take your business and personal finances to the next level by attending this four-part workshop series.

DATES AND LOCATIONS:

SESSION 1 • JANUARY 17 • 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon
Financial Statements & Impact on Profitability
This workshop will provide a fundamental understanding of income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements, as well as, a discussion of relevant financial ratios used to determine the fiscal health of a business.
Location: NCRC 740 15th St., NW Third Floor WDC 20005

SESSION 2 • FEBRUARY 7 • 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon
Cash Flow Management & Impact on Operations
This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of industry best practices to accelerate the collection of revenue and maximize cash assets to make vendors payments and fund payroll. It will also offer suggestions to protect business accounts from fraud attacks, as well as, how to stay abreast of useful advances in cash management technology.
Location: NCRC 740 15th St., NW Third Floor WDC 20005

SESSION 3 • MARCH 7 • 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon
Strategies for Creating Wealth with Your Business
You’ve learned to survive the ups and downs of owning a business. Your business is profitable. Now you want to leverage your business to build long-term wealth for you and your family. This workshop will provide actionable steps business owners can take. Topics include: Executive Compensation, Tax Management, & Qualified Plans
Location: NCRC 740 15th St., NW Third Floor WDC 20005

REGISTRATION:
Contact Lyals Battle at lbattle@ncrc.org, 202-464-2301 or
Queen Jones at queenjones@vetsgroup.org, 202-822-0011.

For more information contact:
Joe Wynn at joewynn@vetsgroup.org • 202 822 0011 or
Lyals Battle at lbattle@ncrc.org • 202-464-2301

PRESENTED BY: NCRC Business Division and Vets Group, Inc.

Call for Applications: 2019 Mayor Marion S. Barry, Jr. Summer Youth Employment Program

Thursday, January 17 - Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 12:00 PM to

The Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) is a locally funded initiative sponsored by the Department of Employment Services (DOES) that provides District youth ages 14 to 24 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences through subsidized placements in the private and government sectors. Mayor Bowser signed the Mayor's Order 2015-037 on January 14, 2015 to rename the program the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program in honor of former Mayor and MBSYEP founder Marion Barry.

Through MBSYEP, we strive to provide young people with the opportunity to:

  • Earn money and gain meaningful work experience;
  • Learn and develop the skills, attitudes, and commitment necessary to succeed in today’s world of work;
  • Gain exposure to various exciting career industries; and,
  • Interact with dynamic working professionals in a positive work environment.

Though MBSYEP is a short-term employment and training program, our goal is to introduce our youth to employers who will positively impact their futures.

Employers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area make this annual program possible by volunteering to serve as Host Employers and providing structured job opportunities for youth during the summer.

Please note: Applications (available on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 12:00 pm) will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be received by Saturday, February 16, 2019).

Please visit http://www.summerjobs.dc.gov to learn more and to apply.

Call for Applications: 2019 Hamilton Relay High School Scholarship (Updated for DC Residents)

Saturday, January 19, 2019

As the Telecommunications Relay and/or Captioned Telephone service provider for the District of Columbia, Hamilton Relay acknowledges that opportunities for higher education affect the future of DC’s high school students.

We are pleased to once again extend the Hamilton Relay Scholarship opportunity to graduating high school seniors in the District, who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking to assist in their goals of continuing their education.

Hamilton Relay selects one candidate from each of the states where Hamilton is the contracted service provider. All candidates are required to submit an application, write an essay under the topic of communication technology and provide a letter of recommendation in order to qualify. The application documents can be found HERE.

The scholarship deadline is January 19, 2019, and applications must be received or postmarked by this date. The scholarship is in the amount of $500 and the winner will be determined on or before February 28, 2019.

If you have any questions about Hamilton Relay or the Hamilton Relay Scholarship Program: Please contact Renate Buttrum, Regional Outreach Coordinator, at 443-518-6949 or renate.buttrum@hamiltonrelay.com.

38th Annual MLK Parade

Monday, January 21, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

DC honors the late, great Martin Luther King, Jr. with this annual parade that brings the entire community together on the holiday that celebrates the Civil Rights leader. Community activists, performers, and civic leaders will all be on-hand for this event that aims to prolong Dr. King’s legacy and everlasting message of peace. The parade concludes with a community fair at the Gateway Pavilion.

Click here to learn more.

Build a Dream Youthpreneur Workshop

Monday, January 21, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Want to be a teen boss? This free workshop will help you learn how!

Curriculum:

  • Lean Canvas
  • Customer Discovery
  • Pivoting
  • Basic Business Finance
  • Pitching Your Business
  • Managing School and Business

Place: Rita Bright Family and Youth Center - 2500 14th St., NW

Please click here to register.

Will you need accommodations? After registering, please email us at info@Inclusioneticsinc.co.

Senate Disability Employment and Internship Opportunities

Tuesday, January 22 - Tuesday, January 29, 2019

In 2019 we plan to continue our efforts to increase the employment of individuals with disabilities in the United States Congress. Please continue to spread the word and guide individuals to the Resume Bank at the Senate Democratic Diversity Office. If you know anyone interested in working or interning for the Senate, they can create an account and submit an application HERE. Open positions are also regularly posted on the Senate Employment Bulletin. If you have any questions regarding applications or the efforts of the Diversity Office, you can contact Sam Flood at Sam_Flood@schumer.senate.gov.

Based on feedback from the Senate Diversity Initiative, please make sure that individuals looking for positions, carefully review the job boards and only apply to positions for which they have relevant experience. The Diversity Initiatives receives thousands of applications, and a targeted application that lays out an applicant’s qualifications for a specific position can go a lot further than blanket applications to a wide range of positions.

We hope you will share this information with as many of your colleagues and members as possible and do so on a regular basis. If you have any questions, please contact Josh Dubensky, Policy Aide, at Josh_Dubensky@aging.senate.gov or (202) 228-3771. Thank you for your assistance as we work to make the Congressional workforce a reflection of those we serve.

Call for Applications: DPR Winter Programs

Wednesday, January 23 - Friday, April 19, 2019

Fun Day Camp | Wed., Jan. 23 | Free | Registration opens Wed., Jan. 9. | https://dpr.dc.gov/page/dpr-fun-day-camp
During the 2018–2019 school year, when DC Public Schools (DCPS) has full-day closures for staff development, DPR offers a Fun Day Camp. It is a single-day program offering fun and enriching activities (such as sports, arts and crafts, and more) for children ages 6–12. DPR strives to meet the needs of District families when the District's public schools have planned closures.

Spring Break Camp | Wed., Apr. 17-Fri., Apr. 19 | $30 per child, per session | Meals not provided | Before & after care not provided | Registration opens Wed., Mar. 20. | https://dpr.dc.gov/page/spring-break-camp-0
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation offers full-day Spring Break Camp programs for children ages 3–13 during DC Public Schools' spring break. DPR provides youth with a variety of structured games, sports, character-education exercises, and arts and crafts. Our goal is to plant the seeds of personal development and environmental responsibility in a fun and engaging recreational setting.

Call for Entries: Mayor Muriel Bowser's Float Design Competition

Friday, January 25, 2019

Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District of Columbia Emancipation Commemoration Commission would like to invite all students attending a K-12 school in the District of Columbia to create a float design for entry into Mayor Bowser's Float Design Competition for the 2019 DC Emancipation Day Parade.

Please click here to learn more to enter.

Note: Design descriptions and sketch must be received by the DC Emancipation Day Planning Committee by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 25, 2019.

The DC Emancipation Day Parade will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 2:00 pm.

DCCK and Martha's Table Present: Sips and Suppers

Saturday, January 26 - Monday, January 28, 2019

Taking place on January 26-28, 2019, DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table are pleased to present Sips and Suppers. For the event’s 11th year, Sips & Suppers takes on a new format that deepens both organizations’ engagement with the DC restaurant community. Sips & Suppers will offer two unique dining experiences:

The Private Residence Experience
Hosted by individuals in their homes with dinner prepared by renowned chefs from the D.C. region and across the country, the Private Residence Experience offers custom menus and wine pairings with the intimacy of a family dinner, creating a truly unique dining experience. Tickets: $650

The DC Night Out Experience
Hosted by individuals, leading local businesses and/or corporations, these DC Night Out Experiences will take place in some of the city’s most popular restaurants and venues. For one-night-only, these venues will feature chef-curated menus specifically for Sips & Suppers dinners. This format is perfect for young professionals or for corporate partners looking to entertain clients. Tickets: $350

Click here to learn more and to get tickets.

Sexual Health Workshop for Parents of Individuals with Disabilities

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us for a workshop with Mirian Ofonedu, Ph.D., LCSW-C, Training Director from the Maryland Center of Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Ofonedu holds a certificate of completion as a sexuality educator and trainer through the Elevateus training institute. This workshop will focus on healthy relationships and helping parents support their children in navigating friendships, relationships, and beyond.

Place: Kennedy Krieger Montgomery County Campus - 13313 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD

For more information: Please contact Cassidy Love, Community-Based Programming Coordinator at LoveCa@KennedyKrieger.org.

Learn more at: KennedyKrieger.org/COREFoundations.

Call for Proposals: University of Maryland (UMD) 2019 Disability Summit

Friday, February 15, 2019

The UMD Disability Summit was established in 2016 as a forum for professionals, educators, academics, services providers, and advocates focusing on disability issues to dialogue and collaborate across types of disability and institution. The goal of the summit is to bring focus to and promote discussion of key current events and research impacting disability in society.

The 3rd Biennial University of Maryland Disability Summit will take place on Friday, April 5th, 2019. All panels and presentations will take place in McKeldin Library on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. All panels and presentations will take place in McKeldin Library. The Keynote speaker will be Dr. Jonathan Lazar, Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University. Dr. Lazar is the founder and former director of the Universal Usability Laboratory (2003 to 2014). He researches and teaches on human-computer interaction, specifically, Web usability, Web accessibility for people with disabilities, user-centered design, assistive technology, and public policy.

The inaugural Summit, Activism and Advocacy in the Academy, took place in 2016, with Dr. Gregg Vanderheiden as the keynote speaker. In 2017, Dr. Beth Douthirt-Cohen took the stage to discuss “Moving from Pity and Fear to Solidarity and Justice,” and the Summit focused on Disability in a Polarized Nation. This year’s focus, Looking Ahead - the ADA turns 30, encourages presentations looking at the federal policy’s lifespan, and reflecting on the potential and pitfalls of advocacy and activism in the current moment.

We encourage submissions from academics, advocates, and members of the community covering a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • The history and outlook for the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Disability Activism/Disability Justice (past, present and future)
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Accessible Labor Practices
  • Race, Gender, Class and Intersectional Approaches to Disability Advocacy
  • Disability Community Engagement, Advocacy and Action
  • Disability in the Media (the potential and pitfalls of representation)
  • Literature and Disability Studies
  • Attitudes and their Effect on Disability Policy
  • Critical Disability Studies

We are accepting proposals for:

  • Lecture-style Presentation (30 or 45 minutes)- Lecture-style presentations can range from in-depth scientific research to academic scholarly practices. Lectures include a Q&A portion.
  • Workshop (45 or 90 minutes)- Session focused on skill building or formal professional workforce training
  • Experience (45 or 90 minutes)- Session including live action, interactive, or hands-on components that engages session participants.
  • Panel Presentation (45 or 90 minutes)- Three or more topic area presenters offer their perspective on a proposed disability studies topic. Each panel member will have the opportunity to provide an overview of their work followed by moderated questions and questions from the audience.
  • Poster Presentation (1 hour)- Open, gallery-style presentation where attendees will walk by presenters’ posters and discuss the scholarly information, best practices, initiatives, or works in progress that are being presented.
  • Other – Additional types of presentations welcome! Share your idea.

Please submit a 200 word abstract, title, your preferred format, and your contact information email directly to disabilitysummit@umd.edu with the subject line,“Disability Summit Proposal”

The due date for proposal submissions is February 15, 2019.

If you have questions about abstract or proposal submission, please contact Mollie Greenberg or Stephanie Cork at disabilitysummit@umd.edu.

Ivymount Special Needs Resource Fair

Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Ivymount's Seventh Annual Resource Fair will host over 50 exhibitors whose organizations provide a variety of services to children and young adults with special needs and their families in the DC metropolitan area.

*This event is open to the public.

Place: The Ivymount School - 11614 Seven Locks Rd., Rockville, MD

Click here to register as an attendee or as an exhibitor.

Call for Participants: DDOT Adaptive Bikeshare Pilot Survey

Friday, March 1, 2019

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is exploring the possibility of offering adaptive bicycles/tricycles as part of an Adaptive Bikeshare Pilot.

This program would likely function as a bike/trike library, where the user would pick-up and return their adaptive bike/trike at a specific location such as a recreation center.

Staff would be available to assist the user in adjusting the bike/trike and to provide basic instruction on its use.

Currently, DDOT is collecting data on potential users’ needs to inform future planning, equipment purchases, and staff needs.

DDOT wants to hear from you. Please take the brief survey (link below). The survey will help to better understand interest, determine the type of bicycles, and identify potential rental locations. The survey includes eight questions and should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Please click here to learn more and to take the survey.

10th Annual Voices of Change Conference: Secondary Transition FOR DC Youth BY DC Youth

Friday, March 29, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Join us in celebrating disability awareness and youth voice! Participating youth will have opportunities to LEARN, LEAD, and ACT.

Youth Program:

Through youth-led workshops, performances, and other activities, DC high school youth with IEPs are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to lead self-determined lives, network with professionals and peers, and become leaders in their schools and communities. This year's conference will feature performances by youth and professional artists and take participants on a journey behind the scenes to explore careers in event planning and the arts.

Family Program:

Parents, guardians, caregivers, and loved ones learn about organizations that support youth in the transition process, expand their role, and ask questions about transition.

Place: Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 801 Mt. Vernon Pl., NW

Registration: Registration will start in January 2019.

The Voices of Change Conference is a community-sponsored event and is jointly funded by:

District of Columbia Department on Disability Services & the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Division of Teaching & Learning

Please share this message with other DC high school educators, students, families, and community members! Thank you!


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