D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in studio.
Founded under former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams and funded by taxpayers, the DC Trust oversaw grants for local youth programs for 17 years. But despite its altruistic intentions, the nonprofit organization has been no stranger to scandal. In 2012, D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. was convicted of embezzling the organization’s funds for a youth baseball program. Now the trust has declared bankruptcy leaving more than 70 groups that relied on its funding with questions about what went wrong and what happens next. We talk with those affected about the implications of the move.
- Aaron Davis Reporter, The Washington Post
- Brenda Donald Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, District of Columbia
- Andria Tobin Executive Director, Kid Power Inc.; Member, DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA) Board of Directors
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