We are thrilled to announce that Evelyn Green, manager of our Bethany Women’s Center, has won a Linowes Leadership Award for unsung community heroes. Once a client at N Street Village, Evelyn now manages our drop-in day center, provides moral support to her co-workers, and offers hope to women trying to reclaim their lives from addiction.
Evelyn accepted her award on December 9, 2010 at The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region’s Celebration of Civic Spirit event at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown. She was one of four community heroes honored at the celebration. Each community hero received $2,000 from the foundation and a $3,000 contribution to the nonprofit group of his or her choosing. Evelyn asked that the $3,000 be donated to N Street Village.
Evelyn said about her award, “My leadership style has always been that I don’t walk behind someone or in front of them; I always try to walk beside them. I believe this a job that we must do together.”
Evelyn’s story was featured on Fox 5 news. It’s a story of renewal and hope. Watch here.