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Month: April 2023

The Most Expensive reality show takes viewers on a journey through designer Debbie Wingham’s roots
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The Most Expensive reality show takes viewers on a journey through designer Debbie Wingham’s rootsIn the upcoming fourth episode of the series, Debbie Wingham’s hometown in South Yorkshire is explored alongside her glamorous jet-set lifestyle in Dubai and Spain. Gossip Stone TV’s hit series, The Most Expensive with Debbie Wingham, is back with a brand-new episode that promises to take viewers on a wild adventure. In this fourth installment, […]
Statement from President Joe Biden on the Passing of Harry Belafonte
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Statement from President Joe Biden on the Passing of Harry Belafonte

Jill and I are saddened by the passing of a groundbreaking American who used his talent, his fame, and his voice to help redeem the soul of our Nation.  Harry Belafonte was born to Caribbean parents in Harlem, New York on March 1, 1927, when segregation was the order of American society.  To our Nation’s […]

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Memorandum on 2022 Unified Command Plan
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Memorandum on 2022 Unified Command Plan

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE SUBJECT:       2022 Unified Command Plan Pursuant to my authority as Commander in Chief, I hereby approve and direct the implementation of the 2022 Unified Command Plan. Consistent with section 161(b)(2) of title 10, United States Code, and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, you are directed […]

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Statement by Vice President Kamala Harris on the Passing of Harry Belafonte
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Statement by Vice President Kamala Harris on the Passing of Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte was one of our nation’s most powerful voices for change. As an activist, Harry Belafonte helped lead the fight for civil rights and human rights here and across the world—and inspired a generation of young leaders to fight for change. He used his voice and resources to champion the cause of racial justice, speaking […]

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Statement from President Joe Biden on the Occasion of Israel’s 75th Independence Day
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Statement from President Joe Biden on the Occasion of Israel’s 75th Independence Day

On behalf of the people of the United States, I extend our best wishes to the people of Israel as they celebrate 75 years of statehood.   When David Ben-Gurion declared Israel’s independence in 1948, he announced the birth of a state “based on freedom, justice and peace.”  Just 11 minutes later, President Truman announced that […]

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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and the Cast of “The L Word” and “The L Word: Generation Q”
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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and the Cast of “The L Word” and “The L Word: Generation Q”

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:22 P.M. EDT MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Good afternoon, everybody. Q    Good afternoon. MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  What’s going on?  (Laughs.)  All right, happy Tuesday.  So, this week is Lesbian Visibility Week.  And as the first openly queer person to hold the position of Press Secretary for the President of the United States, […]

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Remarks by Vice President Harris at a Political Event on Reproductive Rights
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Remarks by Vice President Harris at a Political Event on Reproductive Rights

Howard UniversityWashington, D.C. 6:57 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  You know!  Hey, Bison!  (Applause.)   Please have a seat.  Please have a seat.  AUDIENCE:  Four more years!  Four more years!  Four more years! THE VICE PRESIDENT:  (Laughs.)  Well, let me start where — Brittany, where are you?  Where did she go?  Brittany?  This is not on.  […]

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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Disaster Declaration for the Hoopa Valley Tribe
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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Disaster Declaration for the Hoopa Valley Tribe

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists for the Hoopa Valley Tribe and ordered federal aid to supplement the Tribal Nation’s efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms and mudslides from February 14 to March 5, 2023. Federal funding is available to the Hoopa Valley Tribe and certain […]

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The River School Receives Green Family Foundation Grant to Ensure Equity and Access for Children With Hearing Loss
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The River School Receives Green Family Foundation Grant to Ensure Equity and Access for Children With Hearing Loss

Grant will help establish Community Outreach Fund for Washington, DC's underserved communities

The River School Receives Green Family Foundation Grant to Ensure Equity and Access for Children With Hearing Loss
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The River School (River) and Potomac River Clinic (PRC) were recently awarded a $250,000 grant from the Green Family Foundation to establish a Community Outreach Fund that will provide intervention and support for children from underserved communities with hearing loss and their parents. The Fund will be used to build capacity and expand the reach of The River School and the Potomac River Clinic's services in the region, including increased clinical staff, additional space and equipment, and providing access to specialized services to children in areas of the city that have historically been in need.

In Washington, DC, more than 80% of children who did not pass their universal newborn hearing screening are lost to follow-up. Many others do not receive hearing aids and/or cochlear implants in a timely way due to long waits for diagnostic testing and intervention services. Through the Potomac River Clinic, the Community Outreach Fund will provide children from marginalized communities the same access to state-of-the-art technologies, diagnostic and intervention services and programs that have successfully helped other children overcome the developmental effects of early hearing loss and succeed socially and academically.

"We are incredibly grateful to the Green Family Foundation for their generous support," said Nancy Mellon, Head of The River School. "Intervention begins with diagnosis or confirmation of diagnosis, provision of hearing aids and referral for a cochlear implant candidacy assessment if appropriate, ongoing parent training and education, auditory-verbal and speech-language therapy, and then continued hearing aid fitting and/or cochlear implant programming across the lifespan. It's not a one-and-done. With this grant, the Community Outreach Fund will help close the language and literacy gap between underserved children and their hearing peers by providing intensive services from diagnosis through rehabilitation."

Potomac River Clinic and The River School work closely with leaders at the local and national level to advocate for children with hearing loss, specifically for wider availability of early intervention and earlier identification. In the 1990s, River was instrumental in lobbying for universal newborn screening, and PRC is one of only a few diagnostic centers in Washington, DC, that accepts Medicaid. In 2015, River and PRC successfully lobbied DC Medicaid to begin covering cochlear implant surgeries, a significant win for children with deafness in the city. 

Potomac River Clinic and The River School are two separate nonprofit entities, both committed to providing the highest quality of care to children with hearing loss and their families. 

About The River School

Founded in 1999, The River School (River) established the first fully inclusive educational program for children with hearing loss in the United States. Educating young children from 18 months through Grade 6, River provides full immersion of children with hearing loss with their typically developing peers in a unique co-teaching model that pairs a master's level educator and a speech-language pathologist in every classroom. With an emphasis on experiential and collaborative learning, the curriculum integrates literacy, math, science, drama, music, visual arts, physical education and yoga into a robust, child-centered program, adding world languages in Upper Elementary. The River School challenges each child to work collaboratively, to think critically, and to develop the confidence to take risks, embrace their curiosity, and find their voice. More information can be found at riverschool.net

About Potomac River Clinic

Potomac River Clinic (formerly known as Chattering Children) is a nonprofit organization co-located in The River School, which serves the greater Washington, DC, area. Potomac River Clinic provides children with hearing loss and their families a range of services, including auditory-verbal therapy, hearing aid and cochlear implant programming, psycho-educational assessments, educational support, speech-language therapy and other services. Through partnerships in research, professional training, and collaborative outreach programs, Potomac River Clinic promotes best practices in language learning for children with hearing loss. More information can be found at potomacriverclinic.org

About the Green Family Foundation

The Green Family Foundation was established in 2005 by Daniel B. and Florence E. Green. Daniel was the Chairman and CEO of Firsttrust Bank from 1970-2005 and Chairman Emeritus until his death in 2020. Richard J. Green, their son, serves as Trustee for the Foundation.

The Green Family Foundation is dedicated to cultivating and investing in innovative and impactful solutions that foster inclusive and interconnected communities so that individuals and communities flourish and reach their full potential. More information can be found at greenfamilyfoundation.org

Contact Information:

Tammy Sproule

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The River School Receives Green Family Foundation Grant to Ensure Equity and Access for Children With Hearing Loss

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