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Aspire to Entrepreneurship helps bring startup mentality to returning citizens|
Returning from incarceration and being able to pay the bills often determines who returns to crime and who doesn’t. To that end, Aspire to Entrepreneurship is partnering with DC’s Department of Small and Local Business Development to work with justice-involved individuals and help them learn entrepreneurship skills.

Wonder Women
Metro Weekly, John Riley and Randy Shulman, 5/21/2015
In January, new DC Mayor Muriel Bowser tapped Sheila Alexander-Reid, a former event promoter and longtime community activist, to lead her Office of GLBT Affairs to deal with any issues that affect the wellbeing of DC’s LGBT community. Bowser noted that Alexander-Reid had the “extensive background championing rights for lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people all across the District.” Then, on April 1, the Mayor selected Courtney Snowden, a former candidate for DC Council and lobbyist for progressive or Democratic-leaning policy issues, as Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity.

DC Summer Jobs Program Kicks Off
NBC4, Tom Sherwood, 6/29/2015
DC's Youth Summer Employment Program started Monday. More than 15,000 young people will take part. News4's Tom Sherwood has the story.

DC’s Summer Jobs Program Starts – and the Heat Is on Bowser
The Washington Post, Abigail Hauslohner, 6/29/2015
Fifteen thousand young people filtered through the doors of more than 500 government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private companies across the District on Monday to start a six-week summer job program that has become a defining source of tension between Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and the DC Council.