Thursday, July 2, 2015

July 6, 2015. Brown Bag Lunch. G'town Univ. MS in Emergency and Disaster Management

Please join me for a brown bag lunch session with Nancy Suski, the Executive Director of Georgetown University’s Master’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM). 

When: Monday 6 July from 12:00 to 1:00
Where: FEMA Conference Center, room 114 B (outside of the security turnstiles)
What: Informational briefing, Q&A period with the Executive Director and a current student/FEMA Logistics employee.
Details: Come as you are, please feel free to bring your lunch. 

RSVP: Please RSVP to Adam Burpee at so we can have an idea of the head count in case we need a larger venue.
 POC:  Adam Burpee, 202-802-2700

This one year program is an incredible opportunity to earn a Master’s Degree from one of the most respected schools in the world.  I am in my last few weeks of the program and I have been extremely impressed with the quality of instruction, the opportunity to collaborate with emergency managers from all levels of government and the private sector, and the incredible experiences during the intensive sessions. 

Here is the Georgetown EDM website:

The yearlong cohort program immerses students in the high-intensity field of emergency management, priming them with the strategic and critical thinking skills they need to confidently make decisions, take action, and provide assistance when disaster strikes. Students learn from seasoned emergency management experts through a blend of online courses and on-site intensives, which take them around the world to explore various hazards and understand emerging challenges across diverse environments.

Yearlong Cohort. Five contiguous program modules provide students with rigorous online study and hands-on experiences to impart depth and breadth of knowledge in the emergency and disaster management field.
·        Module 2: Natural Disasters
·        Module 3: Terrorism & WMD
·        Module 5: Capstone

Real-World Experience. Students participate in five, one-week intensives in Shrivenham and London, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C., where they gain experience tackling diverse challenges and develop the competencies needed to manage and lead response efforts.

Unrivaled Access. Through a partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Cranfield University, the program offers access to some of the field’s top resources, experts, and facilities, providing students with the cutting-edge industry knowledge and training they need to become leaders in emergency management.

Hunger doesn’t take a summer break. Meals program for our future leaders.

A book and a sandwich can go a long way.  BEMA

  -What programs are available in your community?
  -Meals program for youth is not just prevalent in the U.S. but throughout the world.
  -Let's get our future leaders started in leading.

DC Free Summer Meals Program


DC Free Summer Meals Program
The program runs June through August with most sites opening June 22 and closing August 22. Meal times and dates vary by location. 

Program Details:

Hunger doesn’t take a summer break.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), known in Washington, DC as the DC Free Summer Meals Program (FSMP), provides reimbursement for free nutritious meals and snacks served to children 18 and younger. These meals help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school.
When school is out, the meals served as a part of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program are not available, and due to families' limited budgets, or other circumstances, children will often miss wholesome meals. The FSMP fills this gap and parents benefit from some help in stretching their food dollars and by knowing that their children are receiving healthy meals in a supportive environment.
The Free Summer Meals Program has served over 1 million meals to children and youth in the District of Columbia in the past three summers. Sponsoring organizations included:
  • Public or private local education agencies;
  • Entities of state, local, or municipal government;
  • Residential camps; and
  • Private non-profit organizations with 501 (c) (3) status.

2015 Summer Food Service Program Rates of Reimbursement

For meals served at rural or self-preparation sites:


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