Anne Raffaelli: “We all deserve dignity.”

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.

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Anne Raffaelli, 2016

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

Come In Out Of The Cold – Join Us At Beau Thai

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It’s like we have great timing or something. Here it is, well into spring, with cherry blossoms come and gone, and lo and behold—a cold snap, complete with a frost advisory. Just in time for our next fundraising happy hour tonight!

Join us at either Beau Thai location, 5 – 10 pm, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Read more

Happy Hour at Beau Thai on June 17

Beau ThaiJoin New Endeavors on Wednesday, June 17 at Beau Thai (SHAW) for happy hour benefitting NEW. Beau Thai has created a refreshing NEW drink to quench your thirst and help the homeless. Order the NEW drink during Happy Hour and all day and night on Wednesday, June 17 and all proceeds go to New Endeavors By Women to support housing and programs for homeless women and families. Hope to see you there.

 

Spark Career Strategy Fundraiser for NEW

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In January, Spark Career Strategy/Exchange Network, LLC selected NEW as a community partner. The company generously donates career empowerment services to our residents. Company founder and CEO, Stephanie Goetsch, committed to help us even more by organizing the “Clean Up & Give Back” consignment shopping event. Gently used clothing and accessories were sold at the event, held April 19 in Bethesda, and the proceeds benefited NEW. We thank Stephanie, all of the event volunteers, donors and shoppers who made the fantastic fundraiser possible! To learn more about Exchange Network’s partnership with NEW to advance the career goals of our residents, visit www.sparkcareerstrategy.com Read more