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June 2023 News of Note

Coordinated Intake and Referral Updates

  • Focus Groups. We have held multiple focus groups since March. Our earlier focus groups were with existing networks’ intake staff to learn more about their intake best practices. Most recently, during the middle of June, we held focus groups with community members. Our research partner, NPC Research, partnered with six organizations, including Mamatoto Village, Horton’s Kids, My Sister’s Place, The Smith Center, Food and Friends, and Catholic Charities, to host these focus groups. Clients from each organization participated in these discussions to discuss how Coordinated Intake and Referral can be designed to maximize access and benefit.

  • Job Opening. The CIR program manager position has received a number of quality applications, and we are scheduled to begin interviews soon. As we conduct these interviews, we continue to accept applications for the position. The CIR Program Manager is the individual who will lead and manage the CIR System. You can learn more about the position here.


Apply to Join the YLN LC

The Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council (YLN LC) is now accepting applications for two-year terms starting October 1, 2023, and expiring September 30, 2025.


Membership criteria have been expanded to include attorneys at DCBF grantee organizations and attorneys over 40 who are just beginning their legal careers. The staff of Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)-eligible employers and organizations eligible to receive funding from the DC Bar Foundation now qualify for YLN LC membership. Additionally, lawyers over 40 who are just beginning their legal careers will be eligible for YLN LC membership for the first six years after completing law school.


To learn more about the YLN LC application process, please visit our website.


Save the Date: Fall Reception November 8

Please save the date for our annual Fall Reception, taking place on the evening of November 8, 2023. We look forward to highlighting the Foundation's recent initiatives and presenting the 2023 Jerrold Scoutt Prize to this year’s awardee, Tracy Goodman of the Children's Law Center. We will also recognize the work of our program partners, Loan Repayment Assistance Program recipients, and the ongoing support of our loyal donors and volunteers.

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