NIH Division Adopts Wilson High
Woodrow Wilson High School was "adopted" last week by the National Library of Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The partnership will focus on keeping students connected via the Internet to health information.
It will include students working as interns at the medical library, professionals assisting students to design a consumer Web site for teenagers, the creation of a Parent Resource Center, support for the high school's SciMaTech Academy and provision of personal computers and instructional software.
Other long-range projects include the donation of books and journals to the Wilson Media Center and hosting a consumer health day.
Meeting on Kenilworth Park
Rescheduled A public meeting on Kenilworth Park originally scheduled for last Saturday has been rescheduled for Feb. 5.
The meeting, organized by the National Park Service, will instead be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church of Eastland Gardens, 1234 Kenilworth Ave. NW. It is a follow-up to a Nov. 30 community meeting. On the agenda are the Park Service's development plan/environmental assessment for cleanup and stabilization as well as future recreational uses of the park. It also will give residents another opportunity to comment on proposals before the Park Service finalizes its assessment.
Cultural Projects Awarded Grants
The Humanities Council, a nonprofit local affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, celebrated the arrival of the year 2000 with a donation of $41,500 to 15 community cultural projects in the District. Groups received amounts ranging from $1,500 to $10,000.
Grant recipients included projects about go-go music, off-the-Mall cultural sites in Washington, Latino education, the Tuskegee Airmen, neighborhood strengthening groups, African oral history tradition, photographic history of the Visiting Nurse Association, jazz singer Joyce Bryant and civil rights teaching.
Also receiving grants were the Washington Jewish Film Festival, the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the Cathedral Choral Society, a series of operas and the D.C. Black History Celebration Committee.
Since 1980, the Humanities Council has awarded more than 800 seed grants worth more than $3 million to District community, cultural and educational organizations.