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Completion of the National Mall Turf Project

This fall marks the completion of the decade-long turf restoration project on the National Mall. The project successfully restored and improved 18-acres of treasured space between 3rd and 14th streets. Underneath now lies a modern marvel in science and turf care: engineered soil, custom seed, drainage that will allow excess moisture to collect in underground… Continue Reading Completion of the National Mall Turf Project

Melinda Cooperman

What was your journey to becoming the Associate Director of Marshall Brennan? I have about 10 years of experience in civic education, and I’ve always been interested in teaching. I was a volunteer with an organization called the San Francisco Urban Service Project, which is an organization that places volunteers in community settings to lead… Continue Reading Melinda Cooperman

Eshauna Smith

What was your journey to becoming the CEO of Urban Alliance? How much time do you have? I’m just teasing. My own background is that I come from a strong family that had its share of economic challenges, among other struggles, and I grew up in a neighborhood in LA that was pretty violent. A… Continue Reading Eshauna Smith

Confronting the 4 myths of impact investing

Editors Note: This piece was originally published on medium.com in conjunction with their Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Myth #1: You need to sacrifice profit for purpose “It’s great to invest in companies that want to create social impact, but by taking away a sole focus on making a profit, aren’t you always making some concessions when… Continue Reading Confronting the 4 myths of impact investing

Jim Beck

What was your journey to becoming the Vice President of Planning, Development and Evaluation for Sasha Bruce? Before Sasha Bruce I had worked at a great non-profit in San Francisco called Haight Ashbury Free Clinics. In 2004 my partner and I were visiting her sister nearby, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and next to… Continue Reading Jim Beck

Eshauna Smith Receives Honor from Washington Business Journal

Urban Alliance CEO, Eshauna Smith has been honored as one of  the 25 Women Who Mean Business by The Washington Business Journal . Each honoree is photographed holding a photo of their most inspiring mentor. Eshauna is pictured with Rubie Coles, her mentor of over 15 years. Eshauna is celebrated for her impact and service in the community by providing internship job… Continue Reading Eshauna Smith Receives Honor from Washington Business Journal

Sarah Lefton

What was your journey to becoming the founder and executive director of Bimbam? I worked in media, advertising, and tech when I was in my 20’s, and on the side I became really excited about adult Jewish learning. Coming from a small southern city where there wasn’t a lot of this available, and since I… Continue Reading Sarah Lefton

Jason Benkendorf

What was your journey to becoming the Executive Director of AU Hillel? I came to American University as an undergraduate when I was 18, and when I came to American I thought that I was going into politics- my dream at the time was to be a political speech writer. During my time at AU,… Continue Reading Jason Benkendorf