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14th of February 2017

Hands Off DC

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen kicked off the new HandsOffDC efforts Monday, February 13 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.  CM Allen’s office had a reportedly 1400+ D.C residents RSVP (with several hundreds in attendance) for the event.  The event catalyst was a response to Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government […]

6th of February 2017

Ryan McKinley Joins CHAMPS Board of Directors

CHAMPS proudly welcomes Ryan McKinley to the Board of Directors. Ryan W. McKinley is a Commercial Loan Officer with the National Capital Bank of Washington where he has worked for the past two years.  Over the course of the past twelve years, Ryan has held various positions in community banks both in Ohio and Virginia.  […]

Center for National Renewal Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to CHAMPS Member, The Center for National Renewal.  The Center recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new D.C. non-profit organization.  CHAMPS Board of Directors member Jim Nicolson attended the well-attended ribbon cutting held during Inauguration week. The Center For National Renewal is a christian, interdenominational, non-partisan organization in Washington D.C click to […]

23rd of January 2017

CHAW Announces New Co-Executive Directors

The Board of Directors of The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) announced today the spring 2017 retirement of CHAW’s long-time Executive Director, Jill Strachan, who has led the organization since 2007, and the appointment of Amy Moore and Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld as Co-Executive Directors to succeed her. “There is not enough room in a single […]

9th of January 2017

Unity on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill residents Laelia Gilborn and Soyun Park recently launched Unity on the Hill, a campaign to celebrate Capitol Hill’s diversity and denounce discrimination.  Gilborn and Park have visited businesses, schools, churches, and community spaces throughout Capitol Hill to bring awareness and gather support for their Unity campaign centered around the week of Inauguration. Gilborn and […]

4th of January 2017

Remembering Bill Phillips

Long-time CHAMPS member and former president William H. (Bill) Phillips died on December 31 after suffering a stroke the week before. Bill operated a financial management office on the Hill for a number of years.  His clients tended to be senior citizens who Bill helped with retirement fund management. Bill was dedicated to the neighborhood, […]

21st of December 2016

DC Council Passes Paid Family Leave Bill

The DC Council gave final approval to the Paid Family Leave legislation that will give private sector workers some of the most robust medical leave benefits in the nation.  The legislation creates a new arm of government that will levy a 0.62 percent payroll tax on employers browse around this site. The bill passed 9-4 […]

12th of December 2016

Small Business, Big Impact

You only need one hand to count back the years to the time Waco, Texas was known perhaps for Baylor University and most likely for the 1993 Branch Davidian tragedy.  For me Waco was always the town I veered off the highway for a pitstop during my three hour drive from my home in Arlington to […]

5th of December 2016

DC Paid Family Leave Act

The DC City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed DC Paid Family Leave Act during the legislative session Tuesday, December 6. The proposed legislation appears to have a majority support within the Council. The act would require 11 weeks of paid leave for parents to care for newborn or adopted children and 8 […]

9th of November 2016

Service Above Self

The Rotary Club of Capitol Hill is a new member of CHAMPS. The club currently has 29 members and is actively involved in service work, including through its new Pro Bono Initiative. Teams of Rotarians and non-Rotarians work with Capitol Hill and DC nonprofits to help them solve strategic issues they face. One example of our pro bono projects is […]