MACCCA DC

MACCCA DC The Washington, D.C. Mayor's Advisory Commission on Caribbean Community Affairs (MACCCA) seeks to connect Caribbean residents with the Mayor and City govt.

Operating as usual

05/30/2021
05/19/2021
05/14/2021

Visioning the Reeves Center

05/12/2021
05/10/2021

Press Release for National Caribbean American Restaurant Week in the DMV

Diners & Restaurateurs - Learn more about celebration of National Caribbean American Restaurant Week in the DMV
05/09/2021

Diners & Restaurateurs - Learn more about celebration of National Caribbean American Restaurant Week in the DMV

Diners and Restaurateurs - Learn more about National Caribbean American Restaurant Week - June 6-12

04/30/2021
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04/27/2021
04/26/2021

PARENTS - #RovingLeaders PUMP IT UP Palace is open to youth 6-13 years old, Wed- Fri.! It's FREE and open to all. Limited slots available, as we adhere to safety protocols. #WhereFunHappens Safely

REGISTER: http://bit.ly/PumpItUpP

04/26/2021

Job ALERT: DPR is hiring for 130+ aquatics positions! No prior experience necessary and free training provided. Make money, friends, and great memories while serving the District at the same time. Apply today! http://dprlifeguards.splashthat.com
#DPRlifeguards #DCjobs #summerjobs

04/26/2021

DC parents and students, please join us on April 28 from 6-6:30 p.m. for a conversation about financial literacy and why we all must have this skill set. Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, the CEO and Executive Director of the Capital Area Asset Builders Capital Area Asset Builders and Brian Page, Senior Director of Partnerships and Advocacy at Next Gen Personal Finance Next Gen Personal Finance will lead the discussion.

I introduced a resolution that was passed by the Council commemorating April as Financial Literacy Month and also re-introduced a bill to create financial literacy in @DCPublicSchools to teach students basics like budgeting, taxes, investing, borrowing & interest.

Please register on Zoom. We look forward to seeing you next week!

04/26/2021

DC parents and students, please join us on April 28 from 6-6:30 p.m. for a conversation about financial literacy and why we all must have this skill set. Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, the CEO and Executive Director of the Capital Area Asset Builders Capital Area Asset Builders and Brian Page, Senior Director of Partnerships and Advocacy at Next Gen Personal Finance Next Gen Personal Finance will lead the discussion.

I introduced a resolution that was passed by the Council commemorating April as Financial Literacy Month and also re-introduced a bill to create financial literacy in @DCPublicSchools to teach students basics like budgeting, taxes, investing, borrowing & interest.

Please register on Zoom. We look forward to seeing you next week!

Building Strong Leadership among the Caribbean Diaspora
04/25/2021

Building Strong Leadership among the Caribbean Diaspora

Hold the date - May 12 - If we are to build strong communities, we must be willing to serve. As Dr. Martin Luther King said: Everyone can be great because every can serve. Believe in yourself. We are all talented. Share your talents in building strong communities.

04/24/2021
04/21/2021

Do you know someone who can use a 4-year scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at an HBCU.

There are 25 full scholarships (Tuition, Fees, Room & Board) starting Fall 2021.

Must be a US citizen or green card holder with a 3.5 GPA.

Please reach out to Dr. Mureithi on WhatsApp at
(520) 232-4144.

Please share.

04/12/2021

CELEBRATE DC EMANCIPATION DAY

Did you know April 16, 1862 marks the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia? Over 3,000 enslaved persons were freed eight months before the Emancipation Proclamation liberated slaves in the South. This Friday, April 16, 2021, the District of Columbia government will close in observance of DC Emancipation Day and although the parade and concert have been cancelled, below are several activities where you may participate. Visit https://emancipation.dc.gov/ to learn of the history of DC Emancipation Day.

04/11/2021

This Monday All DC Residents 16+ Will Be Eligible for the Vaccine!



A lot has happened since our last update on DC's vaccine rollout. We are starting to see vaccines become more readily available. Here are the key updates, and how you might get a vaccine appointment if you are still waiting for your dose:

Starting this Monday, April 12 all DC residents 16+ will become eligible for the vaccine. If you, a family member, or neighbor hasn't pre-registered yet, now is the time to do it by emailing vaccinate.dc.gov or calling 1-855-363-0333. Some DC residents in Phase 2 started receiving vaccine appointments through DC's portal this week!
Don't want to wait for your turn on the DC portal? There are several other options. First, check with your health care provider if they have appointments available once you become eligible (presumably on Monday, you're not already eligible).
Secondly, FEMA has opened a mass vaccination site at Greenbelt Metro Station on the Yellow and Green Line that is delivering 3,000 Pfizer doses per day and is open to anyone who is at least 16 years old, including DC residents. Pre-register on Maryland's pre-registration portal (choose Greenbelt as your preferred site) and await their call from a -240 phone number. The site has plenty of parking and is Metro accessible.
Third, pharmacies in DC and MD are receiving doses and distributing doses as well. Call your local pharmacies starting on Monday and see if they have any to spare. While many DC pharmacies are distributing their doses as part of DC's portal system, others like Walgreens have been distributing their own to eligible residents. Maryland pharmacies have been far more flexible if you're able to make the trek. This vaccine spotter tool for MD and DC could be useful for those still searching.
If you pre-registered through DC's vaccine portal but already received a vaccine appointment elsewhere, please take a minute to remove yourself from the registration portal by emailing [email protected] or calling 1-855-363-0333 during the day.
Based on CDC data, so far 32.7% of all DC residents and 71.7% of DC seniors have already been partially vaccinated. Meanwhile, 17.2% of DC residents and 50.7% of DC seniors are now fully vaccinated.
Mayor Bowser also announced that DC plans to ease many of its health restrictions on daily activities on May 1. While a full list of activities that will start back up or expand can be found on the Mayor's situational update (slides 11-15), these changes include:

Seated live entertainment venues can reopen, both indoors and outdoors, with a capacity limit of 25% or 500 people (whichever is less)
Movie theaters can reopen at 25% capacity
Live music will be allowed near outdoor restaurant seating
Weddings, special events, business meetings, and conventions can operate at 25% capacity or 250 people (whichever is less)
Graduations will be allowed, with limits
Retail will operate at 50% capacity indoors and outdoors
Libraries, museums and galleries can reopen at 50%, both indoors and outdoors
Indoor pools, outdoor public pools, and indoor recreation centers can reopen at 50%
Outdoor races, such as 5K races, can resume at 50% capacity
Outdoor splash pads can reopen at full capacity

04/10/2021

To our family and friends in the sister islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines, for you we are praying 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Free Satyananda Yoga workshop + Intro offer extended #yoga #wellnessFrom: Washington Yoga CenterHi all!We’re hosting a F...
04/08/2021

Free Satyananda Yoga workshop + Intro offer extended #yoga #wellness
From: Washington Yoga Center

Hi all!
We’re hosting a FREE Intro to Satyananda Yoga community workshop this Saturday April 10th from 1:30-3p for the community. The workshop will include a 1-hour yoga practice of asana, pranayama, and the meditation practice of Satyananda Yoga Nidra.

If you're new to yoga or yoga philosophy, we also have a 3-part Beginner Series coming up on Thursdays 6:30-7:45pm which starts April 8th!



All WYC classes are still streamed LIVE so you can join in wherever you are. We also have a rotating video library of recorded classes for monthly members.

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For free mini-tutorial videos, meditations, and to stay up to date, follow us on Instagram @wycwashingtonyogacenter ; Twitter @WashYoga ; and Facebook— Washington Yoga Center

Free Satyananda Yoga workshop + Intro offer extended #yoga #wellness
From: Washington Yoga Center

Hi all!
We’re hosting a FREE Intro to Satyananda Yoga community workshop this Saturday April 10th from 1:30-3p for the community. The workshop will include a 1-hour yoga practice of asana, pranayama, and the meditation practice of Satyananda Yoga Nidra.

If you're new to yoga or yoga philosophy, we also have a 3-part Beginner Series coming up on Thursdays 6:30-7:45pm which starts April 8th!



All WYC classes are still streamed LIVE so you can join in wherever you are. We also have a rotating video library of recorded classes for monthly members.

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For free mini-tutorial videos, meditations, and to stay up to date, follow us on Instagram @wycwashingtonyogacenter ; Twitter @WashYoga ; and Facebook— Washington Yoga Center

BlocPower founder Donnel Baird, of Guyanese heritage, inspired by childhood to create green energy in inner cities  Bloc...
04/08/2021

BlocPower founder Donnel Baird, of Guyanese heritage, inspired by childhood to create green energy in inner cities BlocPower is a Brooklyn-based energy technology startup rapidly greening American cities.

Donnel Baird is the founder and owner of ‘BlocPower,’- “a Brooklyn-based energy technology startup that markets, engineers, and finances renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies to buildings in underserved market segments. BlocPower partners with governments, utilities, building owners, and community members to generate energy bill savings and reduced carbon emissions, and generates financial returns and improved public health.”

Baird’s inspiration to create this start-up came from his own personal upbringing in NYC buildings. In the series, he reveals that he grew up in a building that didn’t have a working heating system.

“We would turn on the oven and open up the oven door and heat up our apartment that way and we would open up the window to release the carbon monoxide, says Baird.

Now, Baird is replacing old wasteful heating systems with 21st-century green technology. His company has done 1,000 building apartment buildings, churches, synagogues, and schools.

BlocPower founder Donnel Baird, of Guyanese heritage, inspired by childhood to create green energy in inner cities BlocPower is a Brooklyn-based energy technology startup rapidly greening American cities.

Donnel Baird is the founder and owner of ‘BlocPower,’- “a Brooklyn-based energy technology startup that markets, engineers, and finances renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies to buildings in underserved market segments. BlocPower partners with governments, utilities, building owners, and community members to generate energy bill savings and reduced carbon emissions, and generates financial returns and improved public health.”

Baird’s inspiration to create this start-up came from his own personal upbringing in NYC buildings. In the series, he reveals that he grew up in a building that didn’t have a working heating system.

“We would turn on the oven and open up the oven door and heat up our apartment that way and we would open up the window to release the carbon monoxide, says Baird.

Now, Baird is replacing old wasteful heating systems with 21st-century green technology. His company has done 1,000 building apartment buildings, churches, synagogues, and schools.

04/03/2021
04/03/2021

Grab-n-Go Bags of Food. DC Food Project will be distributing 50 grab-n-go bags of food (produce, grains, bread) to the community every two weeks, with the next date being April 9. Distribution will take place in the Ida B Wells Middle School parking lot (405 Sheridan St, NW) between 1pm-1:30pm on a first come first serve basis. No registration or ID is required. The full list of distribution dates are April 9, April 23, May 7, May 21, June 4, and June 11.

Careers | CAIR COALITION
04/03/2021
Careers | CAIR COALITION

Careers | CAIR COALITION

The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition is the only non-profit organization in the Washington, D.C. area focused exclusively on providing legal assistance to the adult and children immigrants detained by the government in the Capital Region.

04/03/2021

DCPS EDUCATIONAL AIDES JOB OPENINGS - MARCH 2021
The D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES), Office of Talent & Client Services in partnership with a government contractor is recruiting for several hundred long-term temporary educational aides to support DC Public Schools programs.
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EDUCATIONAL AIDE – Several Hundred Vacancies - Anticipated wage $22.50

DC Public Schools (DCPS) requires temporary educational staffing support related to the COVID-19 crisis. The services will be provided to and managed by DCPS at several site throughout the District.

All personnel should expect at a maximum to work five days per week, for eight hours a day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and four hours on Wednesday for the entire engagement.

All personnel will be required to participate in training to prepare for service within their assigned school.

REQUIREMENTS
• MUST HAVE at a minimum, a high school diploma and 24 hours of college credit;
• MUST HAVE Experience and interest in working with children; and
• MUST HAVE Experience working with standard software systems such as Microsoft Suite and Adobe.
• All personnel will undergo an enhanced background check through fingerprinting and TB screening that results in a clearance to work with children.
• Uses effective positive interpersonal communication skills when interacting with students.
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ALL CANDIDATES must be: able to maintain confidentiality; able to handle difficult situations and persons in a positive and professional manner; able to follow directions; reliable and responsible; and able to pass a drug screening.

ALL CANDIDATES must have an active account on www.dcnetworks.org. Please login to your account and complete any required entries (if needed) to ensure your account is active.

Nice clip!!
03/31/2021
The Sounds Of America: ‘The Harder They Come’ | WAMU

Nice clip!!

Jimmy Cliff reflects on his starring role, Island Records’ Chris Blackwell remembers Toots Hibbert, the director’s daughter, Justine Henzell, shares her father’s story, while poet and professor Kwame Dawes helps create the context for the music.

Timeline Photos
03/26/2021

Timeline Photos

Are you looking for a PAID internship opportunity? We are now accepting summer internship applications for current students interested in civil engineering, statistics, urban planning, environmental science and comms! #WeAreDC #DDOTDelivers

Apply by 3/26: https://www.hutrc.org/internships

No-Cost Rooftop Solar for eligible DC Residents. Going solar can save you money and reduce your carbon footprint. Throug...
03/20/2021

No-Cost Rooftop Solar for eligible DC Residents. Going solar can save you money and reduce your carbon footprint. Through Solar for All, District residents in single-family homes may be eligible to get solar systems installed on their roofs at no cost. These systems can help reduce electricity costs by $500 per year. To find out if you qualify visit their website.

https://www.dcseu.com/solar-for-all?l

No-Cost Rooftop Solar for eligible DC Residents. Going solar can save you money and reduce your carbon footprint. Through Solar for All, District residents in single-family homes may be eligible to get solar systems installed on their roofs at no cost. These systems can help reduce electricity costs by $500 per year. To find out if you qualify visit their website.

https://www.dcseu.com/solar-for-all?l

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1350 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Washington D.C., DC
20004

General information

ESTABLISHMENT: There is hereby established in the Executive Branch of the Government of the District of Columbia, the Mayor's Advisory Commission on Caribbean Community Affairs (hereinafter referred to as the "Commission"). PURPOSE: The Commission shall advise the Mayor and the Director of Community Affairs as appropriate on issues, matters, concerns, methods and views that are designed to strengthen and enhance the educational, social, cultural and economic life of the District by building and fostering enhanced relationships between the District of Columbia and communities of individuals from nations in the Caribbean who reside in the District of Columbia. ###

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 00:00 - 23:00

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(202) 744-7779

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Inviting all DMV Caribbean Nationals to the Jamaica Independence Celebration & Art Exhibit, Sunday, August 5th, 3-8 pm at the new Wellspring Manor & Spa in Upper Marlboro, MD. Ticket information at:
IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! If the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) current conversation is of interest to you, then we invite you to attend a town-hall meeting on Monday, October 2, at 6:00 pm, in The Reeves Center conference room, 2nd floor. Please see flier below for full details.
Time flies when you're having fun! Celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month with Jean and Dinah! https://www.facebook.com/theessentialtheatre/videos/1610804222316799/