Category: Nonprofits

Chess Center Moving Headquarters to Silver Spring

Photo from pxhere under Creative Commons CC0 The U.S. Chess Center is moving to new headquarters at 8560 Second Ave. in Silver Spring and is celebrating its grand opening with three free events tomorrow (Sept. 8). Grandmaster Jennifer Yu, 2014 World Girls Under-12 Champion, will play up to eight simultaneous games against all comers, adults or children, from 10 a.m. to noon outside the building. (The exhibition will be in the lobby if it’s raining.) From noon to 3 p.m., the center will hold a drop-in tournament for all kids grades K-12 who know chess rules. Participants can play...

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Upcoming Events, Sept. 5-13

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, Sept. 6 Silver Spring-Takoma Park Restaurant Week continues, various locations through Sept. 9 Citizen Heroes: Local Activists Share Their Stories, Silver Spring Civic Building, 7 p.m. Picturing the Chesapeake Lecture with Mark Hendricks, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 Lunch with Mayor Kate Stewart in The Crossroads, El Marinero Comida Latina & Grill, noon Child & Teen Auditions for the 2018 Christmas Revels begin, 531 Dale Dr., 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 Teddy Bear Clinic, National Museum of Health & Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Takoma Park’s 10th...

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With New Location, New Leader, CREATE Expanding Its Programs

Linda Marson in her office at CREATE Arts Center. Photo by Mike Diegel. With a new location and a new executive director in Linda Marson, CREATE Arts Center is expanding its programming and community outreach. Marson started her job about eight weeks ago and new programs are beginning to happen. “For the first time, we’re offering adult workshops all through the fall,” Marson said. “We’re super-excited about that.” Marson began her career at WUSA9 as a news assignment editor, worked on the Hill in both the House and the Senate as a communications director and then running political campaigns,...

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County Offering Grants to Assist with Food Security Issues

Photo of rescued food waste from robgreenfield.tv. Montgomery County is offering grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to community organizations working with food security issues, according to a press release. The grants are intended to assist organizations to improve capacity and infrastructure, or “to support inventive and collaborative approaches to reducing food insecurity.” Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations can also use the grants for assistance to the populations they serve, including preparing meals, distribution and delivery, or recovering food that would otherwise be wasted. According to the Department of Environmental Protection Division of Solid Waste Services, 147,000 tons of food (nearly...

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Local Nonprofit Adds Three Executives to Staff

Graphic from A Wider Circle A Wider Circle, the Silver Spring-based, anti-poverty nonprofit, has added three vice presidents to its executive team, according to a press release. “The work of A Wider Circle has grown significantly and now focuses on the delivery of comprehensive, long-term programs that can affect individual and community level change.  These three strong and accomplished professionals bring a wealth of expertise to our work and significantly raise the bar for our organization,” said Mark Bergel, the organization’s founder and president. The three new executives are: Shalini Madan Benson has been appointed vice president for headquarters and...

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