NEW Alum Petrina Williams: “I Chose Joy.”

Petrina Williams, with her son Jordan Alexander Williams

The words “remarkable” and “survivor” routinely apply to NEW alumna. Even so, Petrina Williams breaks the mold. Like many NEW alumna, Williams, now a NEW board member, has been through challenges that would fell the rest of us. Yet as she talks about her experiences with matter-of-fact honesty, she radiates happiness and a joy for living. For example, her outgoing voicemail message, where you can practically hear her smile, invites you to “Have a great day—on purpose!” No doubt, it is that upbeat attitude that has carried Williams through life. And what a life it has been.  Read more

NEW Welcomes Christina Kane to the Board

KANE christinaJoin us in welcoming Christina Kane to NEW’s Board of Directors. A fourth-generation Washingtonian, Christina practices real estate law, with experience in HUD insured real estate closings. She has past restaurant experience, loves cooking and the outdoors, and lives in the District of Columbia with her boyfriend and cat, Beans.  Read more

NEW welcomes Anika Harden to the Board

Anika HardenWe are excited to welcome Anika Harden to our Board of Directors!

Anika is a native of Washington, DC. She has worked in communications and public relations for the past seven years, most recently at Graham Holdings (aka The Washington Post Company). Prior to that, she worked in development at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and as an English teacher in Kumamoto, Japan. Anika is also an actor and holds a degree in film production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has served as a volunteer English teacher at Washington English Center and as a workshop assistant at Respectful Confrontation.

Join us in welcoming Anika to the Board!