With Election Day coming up next week, we felt that it was very important to make sure that all of our employees had the opportunity to register to vote. Many of the participants in our Ready, Willing & Working program work multiple jobs and have families, making it difficult for them to find the time to register.
Our team members were given a half day of paid leave to ensure that they were able to get their registration squared away. They were required to bring in proof of their registration in order to receive the half day's pay.
We are proud to say that 100% of our employees are now registered to vote! For 2016 Voter and Election information, click here.
Have a stress-free Thanksgiving, courtesy of Belga Cafe. This year at Thanksgiving, focus on what matters: your family and friends - and leave the cooking to Belga!
Order a whole, organic, free-range Turkey, roasted in oven with five sides for $185 or Stuffed Turkey Breast for $89. They're offering all of your favorite sides - crafted from fresh, local ingredients with Belga's signature gourmet touch. Green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and much more!
All orders can be picked up at Belga Cafe on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24th) between 9:00-11:30am. Delivery is available in the DC Area.
You can preview the full menu and order online hereor give them a call at 202-544-0100.
Councilmember Charles Allen is accepting nominations through the end of the day on Wednesday, November 16, for the 10th Annual Ward 6 Brickie Awards. Carrying on the tradition of former Councilmember Tommy Wells' Livable Walkable Awards, the Brickies will honor local people and organizations whose leadership, commitment, and vision make Ward 6 a great place to live and work.
Award categories include:
Community Organization Award
Public Service Award
Civic Pride Award
Last year’s winners were ANC Commissioner Rachelle Nigro (Neighbor Award), Hill's Kitchen (Business Award), the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (Community Organization Award), Eastern High School Principal Rachel Skerritt (Public Service Award), and DC Public Library (Civic Pride Award).
The 10th Annual Brickie Awards will be given during a free public celebration on Thursday, December 1, 6pm – 8pm, at the Apollo (600 H Street, NE). RSVP for the Brickies here.
You can fill out your nominations here. Please contact Jamaal Jordan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-724-8072) with any questions.
Join East City Bookshop on Tuesday nights (November 1 - 22) for a free class offered by novelist Hannah Sternberg.
During National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), writers around the world challenge themselves to complete a 50,000-word novel during the 30 days of November.
In this free class, participate in several interactive exercises designed to combat writer's block and jumpstart your creativity. Each exercise is self-contained, there is no homework, and you can come for as many classes as you want (they're not sequential). Drop in for a bit of inspiration as you head toward your writing goals - even if you're not participating in NaNoWriMo!