Calvary News
Partner Spotlight: Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective
Today we’re featuring one of our longest-standing partners, the Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective, which has been a dedicated supporter of Calvary Women’s Services since 1989, not long after Calvary was founded. Through three decades of sup…
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Dressing the Part: Lessons in How to Best Present Yourself as a Job-Seeker
Last week, volunteers from Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) DC came to Calvary to lead a workshop for women in our job placement program. Entitled “Dressing the Part”, the workshop provided practical advice to job-seeking women at Cal…
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Learning to Not Settle for Less
Linda had a traumatic year. After leaving an unstable relationship, she was robbed and all her identifying documents were stolen, causing her to lose her apartment. She spent time living with various family members, but knew that she needed to find…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Kendra Klossner
Kendra has volunteered at Calvary for two years. After attending the Hope Awards Dinner in 2015, Kendra decided to get involved with Calvary’s mission by volunteering. She serves as an overnight volunteer at least once per month, and is always…
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You’re Invited: Rosé Soirée
Join Calvary Women’s Services for a Rosé Soirée! We’ll gather together for an evening celebrating women empowering women, and enjoy a tasting of rosé and delicious hors d’oeuvres. We’ll also hear directly from women who ha…
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Labor Day Wish List for Job-Seeking Women at Calvary
Labor Day at Calvary is a chance to celebrate the achievements of women who are working to transform their lives and build stronger futures for themselves. Women at Calvary are working to heal from past trauma, gain skills they need to overcome their…
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Hunting for a Job in the Summer
Even though it’s the summer, women in Calvary’s job placement program, Step Up DC, are as busy as ever. In late July, Step Up DC was honored to host a table at the Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School’s Career Fair, and later on, we join…
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Echoes in These Streets: A Poetry Reading Series for Women Overcoming Homelessness
This post was originally published on the Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops Blog. “Poetry is people conveying their dreams through words,” mused Sonja Berry, who attended all three of the Echoes in These Streets poetry readings…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Engmann
Michelle Engmann wears many hats – a local on both coasts, she is a non-profit professional turned culinary expert who, in her free time, facilitates classes through our Life Skills, Education and Arts program (LEAP) and organizes karaoke night…
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Angelica’s Pursuit of Happiness
Angelica has been there for others her entire life. Her humble and meek personality made her the peacemaker during difficult family situations, but at the same time, she was used to people taking advantage of her. She would always calm down everybody…
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