Community Development in Ward 8

By Énoa Gibson Washington, D.C.—Reading Partners, MathHope, and Friendship place are three programs that are helping to improve life in the ward in light of the challenges. These programs help enhance education and also help to provide living accommodations in Ward 8 to enhance the lives of the Ward 8 residents. Systemic educational inequality plaguesContinue reading “Community Development in Ward 8”

Organizations In D.C. Fighting Against Homelessness

By Énoa Gibson Washington, D.C.—Local organizations around the world are helping to fight the widespread epidemic of homelessness.  Based on national reports,it’s estimated that no less than 150 million people, or about 2 percent of the world’s population, are homeless.  There are local organizations in different cities around the world that are taking unique initiatives toContinue reading “Organizations In D.C. Fighting Against Homelessness”

Reading Partners Seeking Volunteers

By Énoa Gibson Washington, D.C.—Reading Partners is a non-profit that works with volunteers to help economically disadvantaged students across 19 schools in the District who are behind in reading. Their goal is to help students from kindergarten to the fourth grade master the reading fundamentals they need to reach their grade level. They are alsoContinue reading “Reading Partners Seeking Volunteers”

D.C. Council Member Speaks Of Journey

By Énoa Gibson Washington, D.C.— “I promised God if I ever made it out of the neighborhood, I’d come back and give back.” Known for his activism work, protesting, fighting for the rights of others, and advocating for the disenfranchised, Councilmember Trayon Whiteis a member of the Council of the District of Columbia, representing Ward 8 ofContinue reading “D.C. Council Member Speaks Of Journey”

Education Moved Online Due To COVID-19

By Énoa Gibson North Carolina —COVID-19 has forced society to move education online, causing both teachers and students to focus on navigating how to proceed with this new way of teaching successfully.  According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, these nationwide closures are impacting over 90% of the world’s student population. TheContinue reading “Education Moved Online Due To COVID-19”

Shutdown of Black Hair Businesses

By Énoa Gibson North Carolina —The abrupt business shut down caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing measures imposed to curtail its spread are taking a heavy—and perhaps critical—toll on hair salons in black communities, home to a disproportionate share of the disease’s victims. Shop owners with little financial reserves have been forcedContinue reading “Shutdown of Black Hair Businesses”