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CARECEN: The gift of communications from The Women's Foundation.

Thanks to the support and collaboration of Washington Area Women’s Foundation, the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) has moved quickly ahead in the area of communications capacity over the past year. CARECEN provides direct housing counseling and legal services, as well as citizenship education and community economic development to 8,000 area Latino residents per year, […]

Sex trafficking continues to strike in our communities, as do solutions by local organizations.

Last week, New York Times columnist Nicolas Kristoff published a column on sex trafficking of young, American girls, stating, "The business model of pimping is remarkably similar whether in Atlanta or Calcutta: take vulnerable, disposable girls whom nobody cares about, use a mix of “friendship,” humiliation, beatings, narcotics and threats to break the girls and […]

Follow The Women's Foundation on Twitter!

The Women’s Foundation is now on Twitter!  We’ll be providing updates on our work, strategies, impact and success stories via @TheWomensFndtn.  If you’re on Twitter, please find us, follow and join the conversation! We’re looking forward to using Twitter as a way to share more information about our work and more often, as well as to […]

Congratulations to Polaris Project, winner of the online vote!

Last night, The Women’s Foundation hosted what is my favorite event of the year–the Leadership Awards Reception–where we presented each of our 10 amazing awardees this year with their certificates and announced the winner of this year’s online vote. This year’s vote–the second we’ve done–was incredible.  Last year, we brought in 1,187 votes total.  This […]

WJLA article highlights impact of local women's construction program.

Many of our readers and community members remember the powerful story of Laceiy and Sharan, and how their lives were changed by a construction job training program, Washington Area Women in the Trades (WAWIT), that is supported by The Women’s Foundation’s Stepping Stones Initiative. Now, you can learn even more about the program through a WJLA story, "Local […]

New Leadership Awardee, Family PASS, cited as CNN Hero!

Here at The Women’s Foundation, we consider all of our Grantee Partners heroes. But it’s still exciting to see one formally recognized for it!  Like when we learned that one of our new 2009 Leadership Awardees, Family Preservation and Strengthening Services (Family PASS), and its founder, Suezette Steinhardt, has just been named as a CNN […]

Congratulations to Vera Mayer, Public Citizen of the Year!

The Women’s Foundation is proud to congratulate Vera Mayer, senior advocate with Iona Senior Services and coalition coordinator with the DC Coalition on Long Term Care (a Grantee Partner of The Women’s Foundation), on being named Public Citizen of the Year by the DC Metro Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. An article […]

Not sure who to vote for? Third-party opinions here!

Fretting about who to vote for in our 2009 Leadership Awards online vote? Not to fear, live from the Internet I was greeted this morning by a number of third-party bloggers advocating for various organizations.  Check out the following and maybe your decision-making about the organization best supporting our region’s women and girls will be […]