Last year WRAG launched the Journalism Fellows Project to share our platform with youth of color in this region who are often written about, but are rarely asked their perspectives on the issues facing their communities and families. We asked the youth to write about challenges they are experiencing, and if they have any solutions to offer.

In today’s edition, we hear from Jailen Fuller about the community’s role in stopping violence in Prince George’s County, MD.

Premiata Women's MCGLCAB000005052E gold Fabric Sandals

About the Author:
Jailen Fuller is a 16-year-old African-American young woman in her junior year at Fairmont Heights High School in Prince George’s County, MD. One day she hopes to use her voice to help those who feel like they do not have one.

Giani Bernini Ambir Women US 9 Tan Wedge Heel

Read previous editions of the WRAG Journalism Fellows Project:

Overcoming Violence in My City” by Thomas Kent
Gentrification Anxiety” by Jacqueline Lassey
Coming to a New Home” by Looking Owl
El Naturalista N722 Women's Nido Boot” by Kendra Allen

NEWROCK New Rock Boots Style M.TR005 S1 Black Womens Steel Heels (42)JARO VEGA Women's Pointed Toe Pumps Patent Leather, Stable Chunky High Heel Handmade Dress shoesWalking Cradles Women's Flynn Loafer FlatPikolinos Women's, Roma Woven Slingback Super Soft Leather Uppers Great Care is

#CountDMVIn kicks off to mobilize a complete 2020 Census count in the Greater Washington region


– Last week, WRAG and 14 partner organizations convened Interventions that Work: 2020 Census & Hard-to-Count Communities, a forum that kicked off a regional get-out-the-count effort, especially among immigrant communities, communities of color, and other populations that are at risk of being undercounted in the census. Check out the #CountDMVIn hashtag on Twitter for conversation highlights, and watch the kickoff video below, produced by the United Way of the National Capital Area, and featuring Dr. Madye Henson (WRAG), Rosie Allen-Herring (UWNCA), Chuck Bean (Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments), and other community leaders.

Ash Womens Virgin Moon Leather TrainersHead-Women`s Sprint Team 2.0 Tennis shoes White and Coral-(726424584093)Sperry Top-Sider Women's Angelfish Boat shoesDexter Womens SST The 9 Bowling shoes- Grey bluee Pink

Sandals, Ladies Fish Mouth shoes - high Heel Platform Sandals - Rivets Single shoes - PU Stiletto Sandals Super high Heel (8CM or More)

Related: The Resilience Fund, a funding collaborative at the Greater Washington Community Foundation, has released a new RFP for the 2020 Count DMV In Census Project, a pooled fund to support projects focused on the 2020 Census, including education, outreach, and direct assistance focused on hard-to-count communities. Learn more here.

Johnston & Murphy Womens Mandy Tan Espadrille Wedge Sandal

Related: Read a message from the co-chairs of WRAG’s 2020 Census Working Group calling on their philanthropic colleagues to invest in nonprofit partners with deep connections to those communities – especially communities of color – most at risk of an undercount. (WRAG members: The next working group meeting is Monday, June 17. Register here.)

Nike Womens Air Max 1 Ultra Padded Insole Workout Running, Cross Training shoes

– The Urban Institute has released a new interactive data resource looking at the potential for census miscounts under different risk scenarios. (Urban, 6/4)

Charles David Charles by Miller T-Strap Platform Sandals Women's shoesKENDALL + KYLIE Women's KKKENNEDY401 Black Faux Leather SandalsCole Haan Women's Tali Bow Skimmer Ballet FlatsFRYE 76124 Women Marissa Slouch Dark Brown boot

– Wells Fargo has pledged to invest $1 billion from its business and foundation into affordable housing. (Chronicle, 6/5)

For better or worse, opportunity zones abound in Greater Washington. Here’s where the money is likely to flow. (WBJ, 6/7)

MELISSA + FILA Women's 3247951991 bluee Rubber Slip On SneakersSol Sana Womens Megan WedgeFornarina Women’s Super6 Gymnastics shoes

D.C. Budget Thrown Into Turmoil After City’s CFO Objects To Funding Ploy To Pay For Public Housing Repairs (WAMU, 6/10)

Patrizia Pepe Women's MCBI34882 White Leather SneakersStuart Weitzman Women's Backupwedge Wedge Sandalshoes of Soul Womens L3228-10 Wool Boots, Tan, 10 M US

– [##a

##] (WAMU, 6/10)

EDUCATION | Virginia Tech Will Be Amazon’s Neighbor With Construction Of New $1B ‘Innovation Campus’ (WAMU 6/10)

PUBLIC SAFETY | Residents in Ward 8 say it’s time to broaden the definition of safe streets to include both car and gun violence. (GGWash, 6/7)

GENTRIFICATION | Nine West Women's Zalina Pony? (CP, 6/5)

Missed the Tony’s on Sunday?  Here are the highlights

Coclico Women's Joni Wedge SandalRemonte Women Ankle Boots black, (black) R3378-03Swedish hasbeens Womens Maria Heeled Sandal

The (Almost) Daily WRAG will be back this week on Wednesday and Thursday!

– Buffy

New Rock Newrock NR M.TR001 S4 Flower purplec Boots - WomensVon Dutch Women's Swirl Boot, Dirty Taupe, 6 M USMARTINA Women's MART13349 Multicolor Suede Sandals

Decriminalizing sex work in the District

Community Calendar

To add an event to WRAG’s community calendar, email Rebekah Seder. Click Berghaus Women's Expeditor AQa ¢ Ridge Walking Boot to view the community calendar.

MARTINA Women's MART5510 Brown Leather Pumps

Desigual Women's 19SSHF06BLACK Black Polyester Sandals all day, every day

The (Almost) Daily WRAG will be back next week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday!

– Buffy

Sam Edelman Womens Hazel PumpsMALìPARMI Women's SJ0171YELLOW Yellow Leather Flip FlopsECCO Women’s Soft 7 Ladies Hi-Top Sneakers