Hope Awards
“Freedom Song: For My Sisters and Me” by Freda Denis-Cooper
DC poet Freda Denis-Cooper composed the poem below for the occasion of the 14th Annual Hope Awards Dinner happening this Thursday, May 14. Freda has been featured numerous time on NPR’s “News & Notes” program with Ed Gordon. Sh…
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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
“That’s another big difference for poor families today. They might have TVs and cell phones, but researchers say they can be more disconnected than ever, from neighbors, work, family, all those social networks that help people through life.…
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Meet the 2014 Hope Awards Dinner Honorees
Thirteen years ago, Calvary Women’s Services created the Hope Awards to recognize individuals who offer hope, inspiration and empowerment to women in need. Past Hope Awards have honored women like NPR’s Diane Rehm,  entrepreneur and philanthropi…
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A Look Back at the 2013 Hope Awards Dinner
Every spring, supporters of Calvary Women’s Services join local leaders at the Hope Awards Dinner. As you may already know, the Hope Awards Dinner honors members of the community who offer hope and empowerment to women in need. Previous honoree…
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The Spirit of Hope
If you’re a friend of Calvary Women’s Services, you’ve likely come across our mission statement, part of which is emblazoned on our donor wall: to offer a safe, caring place for tonight; support, hope and change for tomorrow. The promise of…
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12th Annual Hope Awards a Great Success!
Thanks so much to everyone who made our 12th Annual Hope Awards Dinner on Tuesday such a great success! It was an awesome evening of great food and drinks, amazing silent auction items and packages, an exhilarating live auction that won’t soon…
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From the Archives: Photos From Last Year’s Hope Awards Dinner
Board member Kymber Messersmith celebrates onstage at the Hope Awards Executive Director Kris Thompson with honoree Sandra Evers-Manly, emcee Steve Rudin of ABC7/WJLA-TV, and Board President Tracy Ballard. One week from today we’ll be heading d…
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From the Archives: Katie Couric as the 2012 Hope Awards Honoree
Last spring at the Hope Awards Dinner, we were proud to honor Katie Couric with the Hope Award. As a nationally recognized leader in television journalism, host of her own talk show “Katie!”, and ABC News special correspondent, her words of encou…
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Meet the Hope Awards Honorees
Eleven years ago, Calvary Women’s Services celebrated our first Hope Awards Dinner. The event supported the work of Calvary Women’s Services and brought people who offer hope and empowerment to women in need to the forefront of the community. Pas…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Former Hope Awards honoree, Michelle Singletary,  on the federal budget — HUD faces millions in cuts to vital housing counseling programs that prevent homelessness: http://wapo.st/knqM5X Yet another brutal attack on a homeless individual: htt…
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