With funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP), the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is participating in a national campaign to raise awareness of housing discrimination against individuals based on their national origin and to educate individuals about their rights under the Fair Housing Act. In addition to national outreach efforts led by our national partners, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) and National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), we are conducting local education and outreach efforts through our social media platforms and local networks. To enhance our outreach efforts, we are requesting graphic designs created by local artists that communicate the theme of our campaign, reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of our community, and can be disseminated through social media to raise awareness of fair housing rights and protections for individuals. The artist whose design is selected will receive a $1,000 honorarium. The theme for our campaign is: Fair Housing. Shared Opportunity in Every Community.
The Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) community development corporation founded in 1991. LEDC's mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low- to moderate-income Latinos and other D.C. area residents by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities.
LEDC is requesting graphic designs that convey the theme of our fair housing campaign, reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of our community, and raise awareness of housing discrimination based on national origin, fair housing rights, and how to take action against discrimination. Design submissions will be reviewed by a committee comprising representatives from LEDC and our national partners. The committee will select one design, which will be submitted to HUD for approval to be used in our campaign. The artist of the selected design will receive a $1,000 honorarium for their work. If approved by HUD, the design will be incorporated into our social media campaign. HUD reserves the right to deny use of the design in our HUD-funded social media campaign. LEDC, our national partners, and HUD will retain all rights to the selected and approved design. Artists should keep the following in mind when creating their work for submission:
Submit the following to our DC Office [LEDC 641 S St NW Washington, DC 20001 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org] by 11:59pm on Sunday, September 25, 2016:
To receive the $1,000 honorarium, the selected artist must submit an IRS Form W-9 and release form to LEDC. LEDC will provide these forms to the selected artist. Payment will be issued in the form of a check from LEDC made out to the artist and must match the name shown on the W-9.
For questions related to this request, please contact:Jorge Rodriguez-Larrain at 202-540-7740 or email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2016 - Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching
Are you a food, beverage or craft brewing small business owner? Are you looking for marketing, packaging, legal, financial or sales and distribution advice? We can help!
When: Monday, September 12, 2016
Time: 7:00-9:30pmWhere: WeWork Wonder Bread Factory 641 S Street NW- Ground Level
Is your business eligible for capital improvement grants, tax rebates, flexible loans, wage reimbursements or other financial incentives from the Government of the District of Columbia or community lenders?
On August 3, come hear from our experts from the Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Inc. (Wacif), U.S. Small Business Administration, DMPED, and from our very own #SmallBiz Director, Oswaldo Acosta, to discuss available incentives, resources, eligibility criteria, and how to access these local initiatives.
Nearly all groups of entrepreneurs of color experienced significant growth in the number of their firms from 2007 to 2012, but for many sales declined, Algernon Austin found in his recent report, “The Color of Entrepreneurship: Why the Racial Gap among Firms Is Costing the U.S. Billions.”
Helping entrepreneurs of color grow their businesses is essential to building their communities and strengthening the American economy, as the country become more racially and ethnically diverse. We need to support these entrepreneurs so they can create jobs and spark economic growth.
This webinar will address opportunities to expand economic security through local programs that support all residents—something especially important in communities of color.