Intelligence Careers – Seek Internships, Scholarships, and Jobs!

For years I worked within the Intelligence Community and wondered why so few people looked like me. Part of the reason was awareness. African-American Youth are not often informed about the opportunities to work within the Intelligence Community and that needs to change. I’ve asked recruiters to proactively target schools in underserved communities and HBCUs to recruit and hire students of color. There’s many scholarships, internships, fellowships and careers in the Intelligence Community to include HR, Accounting/Budget, Law, Medical, and Cyber/IT. Let’s change the narrative and diversify the Intelligence Community.

For those seeking jobs within the government consider searching: http://www.IntelligenceCareers.gov

Here’s a list of Scholarships and Internships from the Intelligence Community: https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html

Feel free to personally contact me if you have questions: Ebony Johnson, ebony@simplyebony.com

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Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship Program

The Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to United States armed forces personnel who served in the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts, and their sons, daughters, or spouses who are current high school seniors, and full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants for the scholarship must submit the Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship application, by March 1, 2019, online at

https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us, with all required supporting documentation, which includes:

A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed by March 1 each year;

If a son or daughter of a veteran, a birth certificate showing the names of both parents;

If a spouse of a veteran, a marriage certificate;

Documentation of Chapter 33/Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Documentation of military orders: United States Armed Forces – Active Duty: copy of current official military orders: documentation of service in Afghanistan/Iraq

United States Armed Forces – Veteran: copy of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)

United States Armed Forces – Reserve Component: copy of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214) Maryland National Guard: copy of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)

Hiring Our Heroes Hiring Expo

What’s your career goal? Make your next move!

Join Hiring Our Heroes and event co-host Paralyzed Veterans of America at the Washington Hiring Expo with the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, January 9. Register here: http://events.hiringourheroes.org/m-events/Info/Summary?e=95067e51-c4bd-43f8-8082-9043c4b6761

Washington Hiring Expo

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Capital One Arena

601 F Street NW, Washington,

District of Columbia 20004, USA

Spend the day connecting directly with recruiters and hiring managers from 100+ local and national companies of all sizes.

Prior to the hiring expo, join us for a free Career Connections employment workshop from (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) focused on:

• Mock interviews, skills translation and resume review

• Resources for connecting with veteran-ready employers

• Best practices for digital networking and job search techniques

All registered veteran and military spouse job seekers who attend the hiring expo are eligible to receive

• Raffle tickets at the employment workshop for a chance to win signed Washington Wizard memorabilia

• One-on-one resume review and career coaching from our experts at Leidos

• Up to two free tickets to attend the evening’s game between the Washington Wizards and the Philadelphia 76ers

A Black Woman’s Fear of the Police #SayHerName

Yesterday, I was stopped by the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) and I was petrified. 😳 Every since Sandra Bland was killed I’m afraid to be stopped by police for any reason.

I am a law abiding citizen. I didn’t knowingly violate any traffic laws. I quietly provided my license and registration frozen in fear. I felt some relief as I recently got a new license with my veteran status on the front. It seems to make officers less abrasive and more relaxed when I’m stopped. I didn’t ask any questions or make any sudden movements. I cut my music off, turned my inside light on, kept my hands visible on the steering wheel, and silently prayed.

The white female officer approached my vehicle and she was friendly. I have to give credit that MCP Chief Tom Manger and the MCPD are always very professional and follow protocol. Chief Manger often talks at community forums and I do feel safe knowing he is leading the police force. The Officer approached and asked the routine question “do you know why I stopped you?” Of course my answer was “no.” She told me my left headlight was out. 🤦🏾‍♀️

The Officer gave me a warning with a vehicle maintenance citation to get the headlight fixed within 30 days. This would be the second time I’ve been stopped due to lights. (Note to self: Turn my car on and do a walk around before I drive at night.)

The first time I was stopped it was right after Sandra Bland was killed you can imagine the fear I felt in my heart. My lights usually stay on automatically and I had recently maintanenced my vehicle. The mechanic switched my lights to manual versus automatic. I drove from the Metro parking lot which is fully lit and exited the parking garage. The cop stopped me literally as I exited the parking garage.

I was scared to death that night getting stopped by the police officer. I was in tears. I called a friend to put him on speaker phone to witness the stop just in case I was killed.

I hate that I am now afraid of police officers. Public servants meant to protect us. The fear is real. I’m scared that a simple traffic stop will lead to my death. It causes high anxiety. How do I get past these feelings? #sayhername #sandrabland

United Way of the National Capital Area – Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for ways to volunteer during this Holiday Season?

United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community and offers volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups to make a tangible difference.

We hope you will join us for an upcoming volunteer opportunity!

Want to get involved?

Visit the UWNCA website and click “Get Connected” to create an account, access information and/or to sign up to volunteer for a United Way NCA-organized project or for one of our partner organizations. UWNCA website: http://volunteer.unitedwaynca.org/user/register/

LOGIN IN or SIGN UP to create account

Select “NEEDS” in left navigation bar

Review options

Click “VIEW DETAILS” to learn more

Choose “RESPOND” to reserve your slot

SHOW UP on time to honor your commitment

Current Needs:

Thursday, November 15, 2018 -Monthly Food Distribution in Prince George’s County (Riverdale, MD) Volunteers needed to help with logistics, registration, packaging and distributing food, and cleanup for monthly food bank.

Friday, November 16, 2018 – Linkages to Learning Need For Thanksgiving Baskets (Silver Spring, MD) Mario Loiederman Middle School seeks 12 thanksgiving baskets for students and their families. Bags are requested to be dropped off at Loiederman Middle School by Friday, November 16, 2018. Contact Natalia Seo, Community School Coordinator at, nseo@every-mind.org for additional information.

Friday, November 23, 2018 – SOME (SO Others Might Eat) Lunch Servers Volunteers are needed to serve lunch to hungry men, and women in an uplifting environment with music, seasonal decorations.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 – Brookland Middle School High School Fair Night Volunteers are needed to proof essays and conduct mock interviews.

Thursday, December 20, 2018 – Monthly Food Distribution in Prince George’s County (Riverdale, MD) Volunteers needed to help with logistics, registration, packaging and distributing food, and cleanup for monthly food bank.

Ongoing – Hyattsville Middle School Beautification Project: Muralist and Supplies (Hyattsville, MD) Volunteer muralists are needed at Hyattsville Middle School to finish mural located at school entrance, paint and other supplies for beautification project are also needed. Ends on Monday, January 28, 2019. Contact Dahiana Edwards, Community School Coordinator at, dahiana@layc-dc.org for additional information.

Ongoing – Bread for the City (Washington, DC) Volunteers are needed to assist in fulfilling daily tasks at food pantries, orchards, clothing rooms, rooftop gardens, events, and centers for Bread for the City.

Ongoing – Friendship Place Donation Delivery Champion (Washington, DC) Volunteers needed to help distribute important basic needs items, such as toiletry kits and household items, to our participants. Volunteers will transport donations in their personal vehicles from our administrative offices in NW DC to program sites around the city.

Upcoming Event:

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – United Way NCA La Soirée A Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration (Washington, DC) (TICKETS REQUIRED) Gather your friends and family and join United Way at the Embassy of Canada as we kick-off the holiday season with warm, spiked drinks and lighting of the Embassy Holiday Tree all the way from Nova Scotia. The celebration continues inside the embassy with music, dancing, food and drinks. Don’t miss out on this enchanting evening! Contact Georgina Salguero, Philanthropic Engagement Manager, at gsalguero@uwnca.org for additional information.

Thank you, we invite you to join the journey with us to address community needs.

Remember we win when we LIVE UNITED!

Contact Torrance Hucks, Volunteer Engagement Manager, at thucks@uwnca.org for additional information.

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Non-Profit Fundraising Tips

#ThursdayTips My Sisters and Brothers of #BJM44 and #ATH142 planned the BEST parties!!! We held an annual Halloween Party in Germany. We were overseas and the military and civilian communities became family. Our Masonic PHAMily was strong. We raised money for philanthropic efforts (minus operational/admin expenses) to include: donations to support the USO Warrior Unit, Fisher House, Boys and Girls Club, Special Olympics, and other local charities. We partied with a purpose. We helped to raise thousands for our local chapter, our district and our sister/brother organizations. No matter what we worked together.

Many think about how to raise funds for their organizations. First: YOU NEED A TEAM! Consistency is key. Showing up. Being ACCOUNTABLE.

Here’s a proven formula that works: You plan an event around major holidays and/or with a hot theme: Halloween/Black Party/White Party/Masquerade Ball/Mardi Gras Party/Super Bowl Rep Your Team Party/etc. You book a venue. Consider Military Enlisted/Officer Clubs, Local VFW Halls, Hotel Banquet Halls, or Club Venues. Don’t forget your DJ, Lighting, Caterer, Bar/Drinks, Security, Tickets, and Marketing (Flyers/Social Media). Challenge your TEAM to each sale a certain amount of tickets. Charge enough to cover venue costs and other expenses. Calculate in your desired revenue to make profit. For example: Charge $35 per person . Your goal is to sell 300 tickets. You earn $10,500 for your event. Deduct expenses. I’ve found the venue and the bar/caterers to be the most expensive overhead cost. It helps to build relationships and to know where to get the best bang for your buck. CONSISTENT annual events generate a pretty substantial income for a non-profit organization.

To those newly in elected seats in non-profit organizations and those that sit on boards a little advice: ASK THOSE THAT HAVE COME BEFORE YOU. As the secretary and the head of multiple organizations I kept records of the planning documents, income/expenses, budget, and after actions reports. I now serve with the United Way National Capital Area and gained insight on grants and building non-profit boards. I served with multiple military organizations and we raised thousands volunteering at the Preakness and NFL Games.

Nothing is new. All of these organizations have been planning and organizing events for years. You don’t have to struggle reinventing the wheel. Ask those who have done it before you how to be successful.