We hope that you have been surviving the unpredictable weather as of late. Fortunately, the temperature is on the up-and-up!

Not only is the temperature on the rise, but thanks to you and your continued support, our learners' GED scores are also increasing! We recently learned that another one of our program participants has passed the GED exam! 

 Please stay tuned for more information about this exciting news!

Your charitableness does not go to waste by any means!

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Achieving Our Collective Greatness Now

On Thursday, February 25, Southeast Ministry learners were visited by Ramona Edelin.

During her visit to Southeast Ministry, Ramona gave each learner a copy of her book titled, "We The Village: Achieving Our Collective Greatness Now."

Through a group visioning activity, Ramona used her book to help guide the thinking and dialogue of our learners to find solutions to some of the social issues that affect them personally, as well as communally.

To learn more, click here. 

In 2014, the District of Columbia joined a growing number of states and local jurisdictions (including Baltimore, Prince George's County, and Montgomery County in Maryland) that have adopted "ban-the- box" laws. The District's Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014 ("the Act"), like other "ban-the-box" laws, prohibits many private employers from asking about an applicant's criminal history on a job application.

On February 17, Katie Wallat, staff attorney at Bread for the City, came to Southeast Ministry to provide information and training to SEM learners about the new "ban-the-box" laws.

To learn more,    click here.  

Metro's proposed FY2017 Operating Budget includes no fare increases and no service reductions. However, Metro is looking for ways to make bus service faster, more reliable, and more cost-effective by reducing the time buses have to spend waiting at stops. Specifically, Metro is considering a proposal to eliminate the ability to add value to a SmarTrip┬« card on the bus. To help decide whether to go ahead with this proposal on some or all routes, Metro is seeking public input  on how eliminating SmarTrip┬« fare loading aboard buses might affect the community.

To learn more, click here.

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