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Role Models Needed: Coach With Girls On The Run At Shrevewood Elementary School!

Girls On The Run Of Nova

Sept. 23, 2019, midnight - Nov. 24, 2019, midnight EDT

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia is looking for coaches across our area for our Fall 2019 Season!Lace up your sneakers and inspire a group of girls to be strong, confident, and healthy! Girls on the Run is a youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade that creatively integrates running. Teams of volunteer coaches are trained to facilitate our easy-to-follow curriculum with small groups of girls twice a week over the course of 10 weeks.You don't need to be a runner or a competitive athlete to coach! Successful coaches only need to serve as role models for girls by showing up prepared and on time, by listening attentively, and by demonstrating a positive attitude! Coaches are required to commit to 2-3 hours per week for the 10 week season, with additional time required for Coach Training and the GOTR 5K race. At Shrevewood Elementary School, we are in need of one head coach and two assistant coaches for our Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole teams! The teams will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45-9:00AM. To apply as a Fall 2019 Girls on the Run of NOVA coach, go to more about volunteering with us at volunteer or email

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7525 Shreve Rd.
Falls Church, Virginia 22043

Washington DC Climate Strike (November 29 & December 6)

Fridays for Future

Nov. 29, 2019, 11 a.m. - Nov. 29, 2019, 2 p.m. EST

After more than 7 million people went on climate strike around the world the week of September 20th, Fridays for Future, the Youth Climate Strike Coalition, Sunrise Movement, and all of our Washington, DC friends and allies are going on global climate strike again on Friday, November 29th AND December 6th. Mark and add it your calendar. Gather at the Southeast Side of the Capitol. Students, workers, and adults everywhere, please: we are asking you to join us and walk away from a system that is destroying our planet and will threaten the survival of millions of people, plants, and animals within the next 10, 20, 30 years. We don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change and fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit. Politicians and fossil fuel companies have known about climate change for decades. They have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence. This crisis is very real, and it cannot be ignored any longer. We have learned that if we don’t start acting for our future, nobody else will make the first move. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Once again our voices are being heard on the streets, but it is not just up to us. We feel a lot of adults haven’t quite understood that we young people won’t hold off the climate crisis ourselves. Sorry if this is inconvenient for you. But this is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job. We young people can contribute to a larger fight and that can make a huge difference. We can't do this with you and everyone you know. So this is our invitation. On Friday, November 29th we will again come together in a unified, global climate event and strike for climate around the world. Our momentum has to continue. Last year’s UN intergovernmental panel on climate change’s special report on global warming was clear about the unprecedented dangers of going beyond 1.5C of global heating. Emissions must drop rapidly – so that by the time we are in our mid- and late-20s we are living in a completely transformed world. So this is our chance – join us on climate strike again this November. People have risen up before to demand action and make change; if we do so in numbers we have a chance. If we care, we must do more than say we do. We must act. This won’t be the last day we need to take to the streets, but it will be a new beginning. We’re counting on you. As we get closer to November 29th and more local information on events, actions, and strikes get planned we will be sharing them here on Brightest. To search for nearby actions, visit our search tool and our climate action map. To organize, list, or promote your climate strike or event on Brightest, sign up to organizer here or submit your event here. #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #StrikeWithUs

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First St SE
Washington, DC 20020

Plant a Tree ($1 a Tree)

Brightest (Climate)

Flexible times

Trees are the most efficient, natural carbon dioxide (CO2) absorbers on the planet. Planting a tree helps limit climate change, restart water cycles, keep deserts from spreading, and also provides vital natural resources to local communities. Every time you plant a tree on Brightest, you're making the world a little better (and more carbon neutral), while offsetting your personal carbon footprint. Each tree you plant offsets approximately 1% of a metric ton (MT) of CO2 each year. Healthy, protected trees live to be 50, 75, and often 100+ years old, making them one of nature's most important ecosystem protectors and climate change fighters. For easy reference, planting four to five new trees is equal to taking one car off the road for a year and neutralizing all its emissions and carbon footprint. By supporting this Brightest tree planting project, you'll help protect forest biodiversity, restore degraded land, fight climate change, and promote local economic development in front-line communities. Our partners work with local conservation groups, farmers, and tree planters in Brazil, California, Haiti, Peru, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Tanzania to establish sustainable agroforestry systems using native tree species, create good-paying green jobs, and help protect the local environment. Trees planted through Brightest are planted in partnership with The Brightest Foundation Incorporated, a US 501 (c)(3) public charity, EIN 83-3516335, alongside our local reforestation partner network. Any contribution you make to plant trees with us is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.

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You Can Change Lives In The Dc Community By Donating One Hour Of Counseling Per Week. Sign Up Today!

Give An Hour

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The District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants has partnered with Give an Hour to develop the Enhancing the District’s Response to Trauma (EDRT) project. Across the District, traumatic exposure is high and exposure to multiple traumatic events is common. There is a critical need to effectively respond to the mental health needs of trauma victims and by harnessing the skills and generosity of mental health professionals in DC, together we can provide those in need with help and hope.Volunteer Providers are DC licensed mental health professionals who set aside one session per week for one year to see a pro bono client from the EDRT project. EDRT clients are victims of crime, justice-involved adults and juveniles, previously incarcerated persons, and youth at risk of truancy or juvenile delinquency. Services may be provided by phone, in person or using HIPAA compliant video therapy.Providers sign up on our website as ready and available to assist someone when the need arises. Not all mental health professionals will have a client all year. The commitment is flexible and Give an Hour works with you to ensure you are receiving the information, training and tools to be successful, including:Free Continuing EducationFree and discounted tools for use in private practiceFree opportunities to connect with experts and professionalsHealing Begins with YOUOne hour a week can truly make a difference in someone’s life. If you are a DC-licensed mental health professional carrying malpractice insurance, visit our registration page for additional information on how you can serve as a provider in the Give an Hour network for EDRT.To sign up: - click on Provider Registration or respond through VolunteerMatchTo continue the conversation, email EDRT@giveanhour.orgGive an Hour: Give an Hour(tm) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3), that develops networks of skill-based volunteer professionals to provide free mental health services to our countries vulnerable populations, such as military veterans, at-risk youth, and survivors of gun violence. Thus far, the U.S. network of 7,000 licensed mental health professionals has provided more than 284,000 hours of care and support to those in need, valued at $28 million. District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants: The District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants develops, funds, and coordinates programs that improve public safety; enhance the administration of justice; and create systems of care for crime victims, youth, and their families in the District. To increase support systems for crime victims, youth, and their families in the District, The District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants is partnering with Give an Hour to provide mental-health services to residents of the District of Columbia under a new initiative: Enhancing the District’s Response to Trauma (EDRT). *This ad was produced by Give an Hour, under 2019-PGAHDC-0001, awarded by the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants, Executive Office of the Mayor, District of Columbia. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Executive Office of the Mayor.

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