Calvary Voices on International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day today, volunteers and staff reflected on how they see women’s empowerment, equality and opportunity in their work at Calvary. Join our International Women’s Day conversations on Twitter and Facebook2016 3 8 IWD staff photo!

Colleen, LEAP Volunteer who teaches math classes: “Finishing a math problem that seemed impossible at the start, finally understanding something that was confusing, or learning something that enables you to help your grandchildren with their homework – in those moments, math is incredibly empowering.”

Catherine, Operations Director: “My work at Calvary allows me to connect with residents every day – to share in their successes and provide support and guidance when they need it.”

Amanda, Communications Associate: “Every day I get to share powerful stories of women confronting their biggest fears and doing incredible things.”

Robinson, Workforce Development Specialist, Step Up DC: “I am humbled by residents’ ability to maintain hope despite all of the barriers and obstacles that they face!”

Florence, LEAP Volunteer who teaches budgeting classes: “I see women at Calvary understanding how money works and using their knowledge to great advantage. They learn how to be smart with the money they earn.”

Heather, Development Director: “In my work at Calvary I create opportunities for women to invest in other women who are building stronger futures for themselves and their families.”

Stephanie, Case Manager: “My role for women at Calvary is to support, encourage and provide safety.”

Michelle, Program Manager: “My work at Calvary allows me to give support to women in need of housing and jobs. It also gives me a chance to work with women of diverse backgrounds.”

Aarthi, Step Up DC Volunteer: “The women at Calvary inspire me so much! They consistently have encouraging words for each other, share information, resources, and tips, and are a source of support to each other.”

Olivia, Program Manager: “Working here and helping women feel good about themselves is amazing.”

Catherine, Donor Relations Associate: “My work at Calvary allows me to connect women to support one another through giving and volunteering.”

Lauren, Case Manager: “The work we do at Calvary is rooted in the stimulation and reinforcement of self-love, self-growth and self-respect. The women we serve are hands-down some of the strongest and most humble women I’ve ever known.”

Robin, Program Director: “Calvary’s mission is to work with residents with respect. We empower residents to blossom.”

Sheryl, Case Manager: “My work at Calvary provides the opportunity to uplift and encourage women as they strive for a better life.”

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