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Leadership Greater Washington was honored to host its most recent Community Service Day in partnership with A Wider Circle, a local non-profit committed to ending poverty by offering critical, homelessness-transition resources and professional development assistance to the people in the region who need the most help.
In January, Leadership Greater Washington and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) continued their discussion about housing affordability in the region at the second session of the 18-month Thought Leadership Series. LGW members were joined by the following panel of experts to explore connections between housing, transportation and employee recruitment/retention:  
Earlier this month, LGW’s Signature Class of 2016 spent their Personal and Socio-economic Inclusiveness Program Days exploring the barriers that prevent inclusive understanding and promoting access to society by the multiplicity of ethnic, economic, social, cultural and religious groups.
“The footprint of what LGW members do in the region is one that creates the opportunity for you to make a positive difference in the local community.” - Joe Budzynski ('06) LGW Board Chair, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Volunteers of America
On December 17, the LGW Signature Class of 2016 headed back to class at Educare DC in Anacostia for a full-day of lessons and discussions focused on the region’s educational environment. Class members explored factors limiting educational achievement and learned what local leaders are doing to ensure public education continues to be an vital part of our children's success. 
Last Friday, Leadership Greater Washington members and guests gathered for a fascinating, and at times light-hearted, conversation about leadership with the head of Children’s National Health System, Dr. Kurt Newman. Special thanks to our host PNC Financial Services and moderator, Michael Harreld, PNC’s Regional President for Greater Washington.
The Leadership Greater Washington Signature Class of 2016 met at the Newseum’s Knight Studio to hear from the region’s top arts and entertainment leaders about what their work does for, and to, the larger community. In the simplest possible terms, art, entertainment and hospitality both reflect the lives of those who live here and also contribute to shaping how the region grows into the future.  
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, November 12, Leadership Greater Washington gave active members a first taste of the Thought Leadership Series on affordable housing – a new, multi-session LGW program designed to go in-depth into one of the region’s most critical issues.
Purcellville, VA – On Saturday, November 14, Leadership Greater Washington embarked on a tour of the nearby Virginia wine country in Loudoun County, VA.
Last week, the Washington Business Journal released the complete list of the 2015 ‘Power 100’ – the most influential business, non-profit, government and community leaders in the Washington region. We are proud to report that LGW members made up 17% of the 2015 ‘Power 100’, and that the LGW member-share of the list has grown over the last few years.