Let us cast our minds back to January, when President Obama boldly declared during his seventh State of the Union Address that “[w]ith a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production — we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth… the shadow of […]
Little Lights Urban Ministries near Barracks Row placed first in the “small nonprofit” category of a fundraising competition last week. United Way’s “Do More 24″ one-day online giving campaign encouraged contributors to donate to hundreds of local nonprofit groups and advertised cash prizes for those organizations that received the largest sum of contributions.
Vann-Ghasri credits the Little Lights Urban Ministries for bringing more organizations to help with the project. Little Lights, a non-profit taking a holistic approach to serving families and children living in poverty in Capitol Hill, have worked in Potomac Gardens and its neighboring community, Hopkins, since 1997. “We work with about 120 kids per year,” […]
IMAGINE TRYING TO DAILY MAKE ENDS MEET ON LESS THAN WHAT MOST PEOPLE SPEND AT THE MOVIES. IMAGINE LIVING IN A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE ARE DOING OR SELLING DRUGS IN THE HALLWAY AS YOU TRY TO GET YOUR KIDS OUT THE DOOR TO SCHOOL. IMAGINE TRYING TO GET A JOB WHEN YOU CAN’T READ THE […]
Article Pages 119-120 Every two weeks during the growing season, the sound of mowers and leaf blowers fills the air in Potomac Gardens as a uniformed landscape crew makes its way through the grounds. The men maintaining these grounds are called the Clean Green Team, and most of them have lived in Potomac Gardens since […]