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Giving circle round-up

July 1, 2013
  1. Don’t forget about our happy hour from 6:00 to 9:00 pm next Monday on the rooftop patio at Ozio Restaurant and Lounge (1813 M Street NW, near the Dupont and Farragut North and West metro stops). This is a night for relaxing and getting to know each other better. There will be a cash bar, and wine, beer, rail drinks, and appetizers will be half off. RSVPs are preferred but not required on our Facebook page.
  2. Attention organizations serving the District’s AAPI community: The Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OAPIA) is currently soliciting grant applications for its FY 2014 Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Grants. OAPIA expects to award up to 10 grants of up to $50,000 to qualified community-based organizations providing direct services to the District’s AAPI community. The Request for Applications is available starting today, and applications are due on Thursday, August 1. For more information on eligibility criteria, visit OAPIA’s website.
  3. Our belated congratulations to the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project for being awarded the Mayor’s Community Service Award last month. Mayor Vincent Gray and OAPIA Director Julie Koo presented the award during AAPI Heritage Month Celebration last month at the Lincoln Theater.
  4. Watch the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company perform at the White House last month as part of an AAPI Heritage Month celebration.
  5. And finally some news from Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP): Watch this video that shows how Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities came together in the aftermath of 9/11 and what can happen when funders–such as the Civic Engagement Fund–take the time to listen, to engage, and to take collective action. For the past decade, AAPIP has been working closely with community, family, and private foundations to find ways to learn about and invest in building AMEMSA community leaders and infrastructure.

Also be sure to check out these recently released AAPIP reports: Widening the Lens on Boys and Men of Color: California AAPI & AMEMSA Perspectives and iCount: A Data Quality Movement for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Higher Education.

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