NEW Alum Finally Graduates, Inspires Own Kids To Continue Education

Belinda Whitfield holds up her diploma on graduation day - at long last!
                          Belinda on Graduation Day!

Here’s what the staff at NEW will tell you: Some homeless people may be a bit too broken to put back together. But a large number are no any different than you and me. The difference is they didn’t have someone to help them back up in time after the last hurdle. They’re fully aware of what needs to be done to resolve their situation. They just haven’t had a chance to catch their breath yet because they’re too busy surviving. And through it all, they remain determined and hard working, and value an education if they don’t have one.

In other words, they’re like Belinda Whitfield. Read more

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