March 2010, DC Community Newsletter


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Youth Venture’s DC Community Newsletter provides monthly updates about Youth Venture in the Washington, DC metropolotian area, including volunteer opportunities, activities, and local Youth Venture teams.

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March 2010, DC Community Newsletter

  1. 1. DC Community Newsletter                                                                      March 2010 Stay Informed, Inspired, and Involved Greetings from Youth Venture!  We are responding to countless requests to share update on how we are inspiring and supporting young people to lead their own civic-minded organizations and businesses in the District of Columbia metro area.  Youth Venture is  excited to share news about how young Changemakers are taking initiative and improving their communities. Please feel free to share the newsletter with your networks, or let us know if there's anyone you think should be receiving it!  Thanks and remember to stay  informed, inspired, and involved! Volunteer to be a Panelist for YV Want to help our youth become changemakers? YV is looking for some adult volunteers who would like to serve on our community panel in collaboration with Learn Serve International. Panel will be held at the School Without Walls in Foggy Bottom on Thursday, April 8th from 5:00-8:00 pm. If you are interested, please email Rachel at 12 New Local Venture Teams The Fall 2009 Dream It. Do It. Challenge has come to an end and we welcomed 12 new venture teams into the "Everyone a Changemaker" world.  These young people have been  equipped with skills, tools, and seed funding of $1,000 to create change in DC and as always YV will continue to support them as they grow their Ventures. Learn more about o 12 newest Ventures and the incredible work they are doing in DC. Inaugural YV Celebration and Venture Fair Thanks for joining us at the Youth Venture Dream It. Do It. Challenge Celebration and Venture Fair in January. The event took place at the beautifully restored North Hall of Eastern Market and featured a showcase of our newest cohort of Changemakers joined by seasoned Youth Venturers that have been leading change around the DC Metropolitan Are The Venture Fair not only provided an opportunity for Venturers to highlight their organizations, but also contributed to our efforts to continue building a global network of lik minded young changemakers. DC Area College Students Participate in First StartUp Scramble Imagine 60+ college students from universities throughout greater DC coming together for weekend to develop and launch social Ventures. The last weekend in January, YV hosted the first StartUp Scramble in partnership with Young Impact.  The StartUp Scramble is an intensive weekend-long Venture incubator where teams of college students emerge with sustainable Ventures aimed to address some of the most pressing social issues.  The firs StartUp Scramble was a huge success and launched 12 Venture teams. Youth Venture Featured on Starbucks' Homepage We partnered with GOOD Magazine to produce a 3-minute video that describes the work Youth Venture does worldwide through the example of Alex Lek and his Venture team Blockrockers in Seattle.  These young people use the art of break-dancing to raise money and awareness for Invisible Children in Uganda.  The video has been featured on Starbuck Homepage for the past six weeks and you can check out the impressive Venture story here. Save the Date Youth Venture Happy Hour Mark your calendar for the Youth Venture Happy Hour on April 1st.  We will be spending a
  2. 2. evening at Madame's Organ in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of DC.  Join us to learn  more about Youth Venture and support our on-the-ground initiatives in DC! Details to follow This email was sent to: This email was sent by: Ashoka 1700 N Moore St., Suite 2000 (20th Floor) Arlington, VA 22209 USA