Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

“’It’s OK to have a voice,’ she said. ‘Your voice has been silenced for years. You can remain anonymous, but you can have a voice.’”  Domestic Violence Survivor Helps Abused Women Regain their Voice (News One)

“For me, education was my outlet, my hope. I never imagined that I would ever have the opportunity to go to a college let alone a prestigious university. Every day I remind myself how hard I’ve worked to get to where I am now. It doesn’t matter that I have to work three jobs, complete research all while being a full-time student; one day, it will all be worth it.” From Homelessness to Johns Hopkins: One Medical Student’s Journey of Overcoming Tremendous Obstacles (Rizzarr)

“Mayor Vincent Gray’s city-wide discussion  . . .  brings mental health issues out of the shadows.” District Starts Mental Health Dialogue (WTOP)

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April 9, 2021

Volunteer Spotlight: Fiby Daniel

Last week, we sat down over Zoom to chat with Fiby, who started volunteering with LEAP during the pandemic. Fiby decided she wanted to get more involved with her community. As a current Biology stude…
February 26, 2021

Calvary Women's Services Recognized with the…

Calvary Women’s Services is honored to have been recognized with the 2021 Nannie Helen Burroughs Humanitarian Award at the DC Courts’ Second Annual African American Impact Awards. Calvary’s…
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A Sweet Connection

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