THRIVE East of the River Partnership

You are invited to join CNHED at its next monthly meeting THRIVE East of the Riveron Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Noon to 1:00 PM.

“THRIVE East of the River” is new partnership that addresses the immediate economic calamity posed by COVID-19 to Washington DC’s Ward 8 residents and increases long-term stability and mobility. Through a unique partnership between four District based non-profits: Bread for the City; 11th Street Bridge Park (a project of Building Bridges Across the River); Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative; and Martha’s Table, this collaboration provides weekly groceries, dry goods and $1,100 direct monthly financial assistance for up to 500 families in Ward 8. Participating families will work with navigators helping them access unemployment insurance, tax credits, and other available benefits.

THRIVE East of the River will produce a model for rapid response and resilience for communities across the nation. To that end, this project is working with a cross-disciplinary team of senior researchers from the Urban Institute. Findings will be disseminated as an adaptable template for how local non-profits can rapidly deploy resources to residents in need during times of crisis.

Confirmed guest speakers include:

  • George Jones, Bread for the City;
  • Dionne Bussey-Reeder, Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative;
  • Kim R. Ford, Martha’s Table;
  • Scott Kratz, 11th Street Bridge Park
  • Ramon Jacobson, LISC (Moderator);
  • and introductory remarks by John Falcicchio, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)

CLICK HERE to register for this webinar!

DATE:Wednesday, September 9, 2020
TIME:Noon - 1:00 PM
LOCATION:Webinar - RSVP above.


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