Recently, NEW Alum and Board Member Petrina Williams graduated with a master’s degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America. Her inspiring story from homelessness to graduate school was featured by Meagan Fitzgerald of NBC4 Washington. Read more
Our Winter Newsletter, Renewal, has been mailed. In this issue, we celebrate 10 years of New Generations, highlight the successes of our residents and recap the success of our annual gala. Read more
Former NEW executive director, Mary Popit doesn’t mince words about the woman who will be honored with the award that bears her name. “Without Anne, NEW could have fallen apart.” She’s speaking, of course, about Anne Raffaelli, a longtime supporter and former board chair of NEW. She stepped down in December 2015 after more than 23 years of service, and is this year’s recipient of the Mary Popit Partner in Caring Award.
Mary says Anne brought a “stick-to-it-iveness” to NEW that has sustained the organization. “You have to have a good staff AND a good board that offers oversight, and makes sure you see the bigger picture. You can’t have one without the other. Anne was instrumental in making sure that happened.” Wanda Steptoe, NEW’s current executive director – who took over from Mary describes Anne more succinctly: “Committed, passionate, caring.”
Anne says she was simply doing her job as a board member, being an “asker in chief,” and asking the questions that needed to be asked. “Because it’s what a board should do.” Read more
Did you get the Save the Date card to our annual fundraising event? Because we’d love to see you there!
NEW will hold our annual gala, Moving Out Of Homelessness, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, October 25, 2016 at the Marriot Marquis in Washington, DC (901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001). Read more
“Where does the money go?”
It’s a fair question for donors to ask, one we’re happy to answer! The numbers are stark. Humbling, really, for those of us who do not go without. Even if we’re on a budget. Read more
Mrs. Tara McLain, our 2011 New Light Alumna Honoree, passed away on July 12, 2016. Tara leaves behind six children. She was truly a “new light” example for other NEW clients, taking on challenges and continuing to set and meet even higher goals in her journey out of homelessness. We will miss Tara. Read more
I hope you had a good Fourth. At NEW, we spent the holiday celebrating the end of a successful Spring Challenge. Because guess what? We made our goal! You helped us raise $37,401! Read more
Our Summer Newsletter, Renewal, has been mailed. In this issue, New Hope celebrates fives years, we shine a light on Petrina Williams, and we welcome new board members. Read more