Upcoming Events and Opportunities Around DC
Make Trail Mix Snack Bags for Martha’s Table After School at Ross!
- May 25th and June 8th from 3:30 – 4 PM in the Ross Library
- Bring dried fruit, nuts, or another trail mix ingredient to contribute
- One parent/caregiver per family
Please join the Justice and Kindness Committee for a special parent workshop – “How to Raise a Child in Preparation for a Diverse World.” The workshop will take place at Ross on Wednesday, May 31st from 8:45 – 9:45 AM. We’re excited to offer this space for Ross parents and caregivers to discuss how we develop our children’s cultural competence and to share questions, ideas, and resources.
Dr. Sweeney is a DC-based psychologist and cultural competence expert. She created Culturally Competent Kids to equip parents and educators with the tools necessary to positively shape children’s perceptions of what diversity is and how it impacts them and their lives. Here’s how she describes this foundational workshop: We all want to raise children who are happy, healthy, and successful. Being able to function in an ever-changing world is an important underlying component to all of these things. Applicable to parents, teachers, and caregivers, this presentation equips participants with information and tools to help children become lifelong learners of diversity and continue to develop cultural competence throughout their lives.
You can learn more about Dr. Sweeney’s work at http://www.culturallycompetentkids.com. We hope to see you on May 31st!
Volunteer at the DC Diaper Bank in May: Sign Up and Learn More Here
Become a Book Club Helper at The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project
Book Club Helpers: Recommended for individuals or families with children. We need committed monthly volunteers with a library card to help keep our book collections at our site locations up-to-date with our monthly curriculum themes. Volunteers will go to their local library once a month to take out books on our list (provided via email) for that month and deliver them directly to one of our program sites. Every month, you will drop off new books and retrieve the previous month’s books. This opportunity will launch in late January, so please email Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. For more information, visit: http://www.playtimeproject.org/get-involved/group-volunteers/