A brief in last week's District Weekly about a mentoring program for children should have said the mentors come from one fraternity, two sororities, the Coalition of 100 Black Women of D.C. and the D.C. (Published 01/27/2000) Superior Court. (Published 01/27/2000)
Town Hall Meeting on 2000 Census
A town hall meeting to discuss the 2000 Census will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Birney Elementary School, 2501 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE.
The session is being sponsored by the Anacostia Coordinating Council, the D.C. Complete Count Committee, the U.S. Census Bureau and 30 other organizations. The meeting will be moderated by Sam Ford, of WJLA-TV (Channel 7).
Court Mentor Program Gets Grant
D.C. Superior Court has received a $20,000 grant from the Philip L. Graham fund for its WKAY-100 Leadership and Development Program, which mentors abused and neglected children under court supervision.
WKAY-100, started in 1994, is a joint effort by the court, the Washington alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the Anthony Bowen YMCA. Children ages of 8 to 14 years old are matched with a volunteer mentor from several fraternity organizations, the Coalition of 100 Black Women and the court.
The youths participate in a year-round schedule of recreational, educational, civic and cultural activities.
Workshop to Focus on Economic Growth
A community workshop to discuss economic growth and redevelopment in the area north of Massachusetts Avenue NW in the Mount Vernon Square neighborhood will be held from 7 to 9 tonight at Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square.
The meeting, led by the consulting team of Economic Research Associates and Urban Design Associates, will focus on ways of luring multimedia, communications, art and technology-oriented businesses to the area as well as creating new housing opportunities. The meeting is sponsored by the Cultural Development Corporation and the D.C. Office of Planning.
New Phone Number for Democrats
The telephone number for the D.C. Democratic State Committee, which was listed in this column last week, has recently changed. The new number is 202-554-8790.