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Community Forum and Scholarship Program

Category : Blog , Events

Saturday, May 20th
4-6pm
 Old Council Chambers
 441 4th St NW
 Washington, DC

Join us as we honor local students for their academic achievements; and a local organization for their engagement and involvement with the community.

For more information, contact us at publicmtg@wdcac.org

 


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Distinguished Men Cookin’ with the Deltas

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Join us on May 6th for
food, fun and entertainment for a great cause! 

Distinguished Men Cookin’ with the Deltas is a signature program that provides people with a passion for food and cooking, an effective vehicle to support the college aspirations of local youth. This culinary-based community fundraising event has raised over $150,000 for scholarships and other community programs sponsored by the Washington DC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. since its inception.

 EXCITING NEW VENUE!

This year’s event will be held

May 6th from 3PM-6PM at the
Trinity Washington University Athletic Center at 125 Michigan Avenue, NE Washington, DC

This is a large, central location with available

parking onsite and is Metro accessible.

  Purchase a ticket, volunteer as a chef, advertise in the digital journal
or become a vendor!

Chef Information Packet

Digital Journal Advertisement Info

Vendor Info

 Vendor Participation Form

 


DMCWTD Ticket





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Maintain Your Physical and Mental Health

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  1. Maintain good physical health. This point is so basic it’s often overlooked. Our physical health affects our emotional health much more than we realize. Make sure to eat well, exercise and get plenty of sleep. As Virgil said: “The greatest wealth is health.”
  2. Learn to release anger and let go of grudges. Vent if you have to. Shake it off. Walk it off. Harboring anger or ill feelings builds emotional toxicity, which ultimately affects your overall health. “For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness”. Anonymous
  3. Be aware. Look for the hidden message in negative or difficult situations. Learn from them. Experiencing adversity is meant to alert you to something or teach you a new skill. “Life deals you a lot of lessons, some people learn from them, some people don’t.” Brett Favre
  4. Keep your brain active. Don’t let complacency or boredom set in. In order to feel alive and vibrant we need to keep our minds active by learning new things and challenging ourselves. “If I had to live my life again I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week; for perhaps the parts of my brain now atrophied could thus have been kept active through use.” Charles Darwin
  5. Stimulate your senses. As well as keeping your mind active, enjoy beautiful art, listen to music that lifts your spirits or try a new gourmet dish. Our senses need to be reawakened every now and then too. “Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.” William Blake
  6. Have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously. Balance in life is important for maintaining emotional health. Too much emphasis on work causes stress as well as wear and tear on the body and mind. Take time off; go to the beach, the park or a movie to take your mind off your current quandaries. Chances are when you come back you will see things from a fresher, more productive perspective.
  7. Maintain supportive relationships. Maintain good relationships with friends and family for much needed feedback, a shoulder to lean on or a different perspective. Often we get so caught up in our own problems and misery we can’t see the forest for the trees. Having an objective pair of eyes and ears can give you a whole new way of thinking.
  8. Donate your old clothes, furniture or items you don’t use anymore to your local Good Will, Salvation Army or charity of your choice. It will make you feel good, first by helping someone out and secondly by cleaning out your closets and basements of ‘stuff’ you haven’t put to use in a long time.”For it is in the giving that we receive.” St. Francis of Assisi
  9. Take some yoga classes, learn to meditate or incorporate a relaxation technique into your routine. Besides having fun and not taking yourself too seriously, it’s a good idea to integrate another relaxation strategy into your routine for those times when life gets somewhat overwhelming. Having many methods to fall back on ensures emotional well-being.
  10. Learn to savor and appreciate the moment. How many times have we heard that life is too short? We get so caught up in the whirlwind that we forget to live in the present moment. And in those times we’re not caught up in the whirlwind, we’re worrying about the future. It’s time to slow down and enjoy the now!

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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When children are nurtured, they can grow up to be happy and healthy adults. But when they lack an attachment to a caring adult, receive inconsistent nurturing, or experience harsh discipline, the consequences can affect their lifelong health, well-being, and relationships with others.

What Is Child Abuse and Neglect?

Child abuse or neglect often takes place in the home at the hands of a person the child knows well—a parent, relative, babysitter, or friend of the family. There are four major types of child maltreatment. Although any of the forms may be found separately, they often occur together.

  • Neglect is failure to provide for a child’s basic needs.
  • Physical abuse is physical injury as a result of hitting, kicking, shaking, burning, or otherwise harming a child.
  • Sexual abuse is any situation where a child is used for sexual gratification. This may include indecent exposure, fondling, rape, or commercial exploitation through prostitution or the production of pornographic materials.
  • Emotional abuse is any pattern of behavior that impairs a child’s emotional development or sense of self-worth, including constant criticism, threats, and rejection.

If you suspect a child is being abused, please call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1.800.4.A.CHILD (1.800.422.4453).


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DELTA G.E.M.S.

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Delta GEMS is a FREE mentoring & leadership program for high school girls ages 14-18. This program is about YOU! Sessions include:

  • Scholarship & College Prep
  • Fitness & Nutrition
  • Relationships & Friendships
  • Skin & Hair
  • Body Image & Self Esteem
  • Computer Training

For more information, contact us at gems@wdcac.org