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Lisa Gillespie



Marriott job training program gives District residents a chance

A training program is aiming to place up to 600 District residents  in hospitality jobs. The ambitious program's goal is to fight unemployment in D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods.


DC grant will give new meaning to 'play'

A $300,000 grant from ArtPlace America will fund a competition to design the next generation of playground for D.C. spaces, where off-the-shelf slides and swings give way to art like you can't imagine.


Elevation Q&A: Entrepreneur Kat Calvin on tech, "blerds," and Star Trek

Entrepreneur Kat Calvin talks about Blerdology, the site she founded for black nerds, plus mentors, community, and life in D.C. And Star Trek.


Why they've stayed: despite barriers to success, DC's music scene is alive and well

The five musicians interviewed for this piece say that though the music scene might not be as vibrant as elsewhere, it does exist -- and it has its own unique advantages.


A chef's scheme to get D.C. to eat its veggies

MicroGreens started last year in one D.C. school, teaching 10 middle-schoolers to cook for a family of four for under $3.50 a meal. But founder Alli Sosna has big plans, and she won't stop until every student in America knows how to wield a knife, julienne carrots, and roast a chicken.
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