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Washington Post: N Street Village empowers women

“N Street Village, a social service agency in Northwest Washington that celebrates and empowers homeless and low-income women, raised more than $1.5 million Tuesday night during its star-studded annual gala at the Marriott Marquis ballroom.

“We are here tonight to celebrate many milestones reached and countless obstacles overcome,” N Street Village Executive Director Schroeder Stribling told a sold-out crowd. “We celebrate the opening this year of Pat Handy Place and the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA, which combine to make five locations of our Village providing safe and dignified housing for 500 individuals, and support services for 2,000 each year.” –

Washington Post, March 15, 2017. Read the full article at the Washington Post online, or view the pdf [WP_Annual_Gala_2017].

Show Your SHE-RO Stripes – 10 More Days!

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You did it SHE-ROES!  Together we met our $20,000 goal! AND, now we have been challenged to soar even higher….

An anonymous donor has offered $5,000 if we can raise $10,000 in the last 10 days of the campaign.  We know this will require a power-boost of superpowers from every SHE-RO!

If we meet this new challenge, we can fill the gap left by of the closing of the Fannie Mae Walkathon funding.

Just like Cheryl who came to N Street Village with an initial goal of finding a meal and a shower, she was challenged to do more. We asked her to look inside to find the greatest SHE-RO in herself, to think about where she wanted to be and how we could work together to help meet her new goals. Through Cheryl’s hard work and determination she met this challenge.

Today, Cheryl has her own apartment and is a leader in our community. Like, Cheryl, we are asking you to consider doing just a little more – for each woman who comes to N Street Village seeking the opportunity to be her own SHE-RO.

We’re in the homestretch SHE-ROES and we need your help!  Increase the impact of your gift today!

It’s Working!

SHERO WEBSITE HEADERSince we launched our SHE-RO Virtual Walk campaign to raise $20,000 for N Street Village’s life-saving services, Village SHE-ROES have stepped up, raising $10,440 in support of our city’s most vulnerable women. Amazingly, 61% of the dollars raised so far have been raised through personal fundraisers! Now we are just $9,560 away from our goal.

Please give $35 or whatever you can to help ensure each woman who arrives at our door is provided the resources she needs to walk on and find her inner SHE-RO despite the loss of Fannie Mae’s Help the Homeless Walk.

AND — to make things even more fun — Robin Halsband and Jeremy Spector have offered to donate $100 to N Street Village for every SHE-RO Virtual Walk personal fundraising page created between now and next Thursday, October 16. Start creating your page today using the Village “Quick Start Guide“.

Thank YOU for your support!


WHY CREATE A PERSONAL FUNDRAISING PAGE?
a personal fundraising page allows you to:

  • Talk about your personal connection to N Street Village
  • Set your own personal goal in support of our campaign’s goal (you can even offer a match!)
  • Invite your friends to give and communicate directly with them
  • Track how much you and your friends have contributed and see how your efforts stack up on the Village SHE-RO Leaderboard.
  • Set your page up before October 16 and N Street Village will receive an additional $100.

Need support setting up your page?
Please contact Megan McKinley at mmckinley@nstreetvillage.org
& consider downloading the Village’s personal fundraising “Quick Start Guide“.

Calling All Our Village SHE-ROES

SHERO WEBSITE HEADERFor more than 20 years, N Street Village received critical funding from the Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walk. Every year around this time, you received emails asking you to walk, recruit walkers, sponsor walkers, “virtually” walk, and spread the word to help N Street Village receive substantial funds from Fannie Mae. And every year, YOU responded with inspiring generosity and enthusiasm. Last year alone, you helped us raise more than $200,000 through this walk.

This year, Fannie Mae is no longer funding the Help the Homeless Walk, leaving N Street Village with a significant financial gap. We must, and we will, walk on.

N Street Village is declaring October the month of the SHE-RO and launching our own online virtual walk campaign during the entire month. We need YOU — our Village SHE-RO — to help reach our goal of $20,000 to ensure that every woman who arrives at our door is provided the resources she needs to walk on and find her inner SHE-RO.

Here are three ways to get involved today:
1. Make a donation today on N Street Village’s general page
2. Join the N Street Village SHE-RO team and create your own personal fundraising page. Get started using the Village “Quick Start Guide.”
3. Use your social media platforms to invite all of the SHE-ROES in YOUR life to join the cause.

Your support will provide much needed hope, healing, and opportunity to our city’s most vulnerable women. Thank you for being a part of our Village.

Schroeder Stribling
Executive Director
N Street Village

SHE-RO [sheer-oh] a man or woman who stands up specifically for women’s rights.

This Saturday…Your Reservation is Waiting

Skip the usual wait at delicious 14th Street restaurants and join TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and N Street Village THIS Saturday, September 20 as we  CELEBRATE LOGAN!

Eventbrite banner logos 9.15Purchase your tickets today and your reservation will be made for a self-guided tour featuring exclusive tastings with our Logan Circle and 14th Street restaurant partners. Don’t miss your chance to taste them all…B Too, Tico, The Pig, Pearl Dive, Barcelona Wine Bar, Gibellina…and many more! 100% of the proceeds will support the nearly 1,400 homeless and low-income women N Street Village serves every year.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Date: Saturday, September 20
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!

You’re Invited to CELEBRATE LOGAN

Eventbrite bannerYOU’RE INVITED TO CELEBRATE LOGAN
with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty & N Street Village

Join N Street Village for three hours of exclusive tasting with our incredible Logan Circle restaurant partners. There is no better way to taste and tour the neighborhood. And, most importantly, every dollar raised will directly support N Street Village and the nearly 1,400 homeless and extremely low-income women we serve

CELEBRATE LOGAN is the best way to experience all of the amazing and diverse Logan Circle restaurants. Last year, we hopped from one restaurant to the next, enjoying exclusive tastings along the way. What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon–all while supporting N Street Village.” — Mirjam Krull, 2013 CELEBRATE LOGAN participant

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY

Date: Saturday, September 20
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!
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For questions about sponsorship, please contact
Stuart Allen at 202.939.2085 or sallen@nstreetvillage.org.

Enjoy photos from last year’s CELEBRATE LOGAN.

9 Days to Go. Walk with Carlita.

Carlita wants YOU to walk with her October 19 at N Street Village Strong: A Community Walk!

Register to walk between now and Sunday and you will be eligible to win a twelve visit pass ($150 value)  to Vida Fitness Metropole. Every walker counts. Join our team today!

This time last year, Carlita was recovering from a leg surgery and was unable to participate in the Village Walk.  This year, Carlita will serve as one of our 2013 Village Walk Captains and she couldn’t be more excited. “I can’t wait for this walk. The walk makes me strong and empowers others. The walk offers encouragement, strength, and hope.”  Together, we are strong.  Join our team today!

CARLITAWith only 9 days until N Street Village’s Community Walk. We need YOU to reach our goal of 2,000 walkers to receive $20,000 from Fannie Mae. If you haven’t already – please join our team and invite your friends to walk with us too.

Every person who joins our team, even if you cannot attend the Walk on October 19, will count towards our walker goal.  Adult walkers can register for $30 and youth walkers (25 and younger) can register for $20. If we reach our goal, the additional $20,000 N Street Village receives will allow us to provide housing and supportive services for women just like Carlita. Learn more about Carlita on our team page and show your support by joining our team today!

Photo of the Week

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To the audience’s applause, Emily Miller (N Street Village alumna and Seventh Annual Luncheon featured speaker) shared that after years of addiction and living in an abandoned car, she is now enrolled in the social work program at Trinity University.  Hosted at the National Press Club, this year’s Annual Luncheon welcomed over 200 guests and raised nearly $10,000 for N Street Village programs.  View more Annual Luncheon photos.

Photo of the Week

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Arrested Development with N Street Village’s Young Professionals Committee celebrate the success of their event, Night Sessions: Arrested Development Live for N Street Village.  The event was held at Malmaison on Thursday, May 16, welcoming nearly 200 friends and raising more than $25,000 for N Street Village’s programs.

Staff Spotlight – Shane Yost

910_10151239651758095_1571912476_nThis month, we would like to introduce you to N Street Village staff member Shane Yost.  Shane joined N Street Village as the Manager of Individual Giving in October 2012.  Part of Shane’s responsibilities include overseeing mailings and sharing the good work of N Street Village with supporters.  Shane is originally from Rochester, N.Y.; he spent time living and working in Texas before moving to the District in 2000. Let’s get to know Shane:

NSV: What is your role at N Street Village and how do you spend your days?
SY: I share with our supporters how their donations positively impact the lives of our clients. One way that I am able to do this is by interviewing a client about her story and N Street Village experience. It is a great privilege to hear about the struggles that a woman has encountered and how she is striving to make her life better. I then use that interview to write a piece to share with our donors.

NSV: What inspired you to work at N Street Village?
SY: N Street Village is a place that truly values women and provides them with opportunities to better their lives. This is apparent as soon as you visit. I knew that this was a place I wanted to be a part of – a place in which every person is valued no matter what their background.

NSV: In the last year, what has been your greatest accomplishment working at N Street Village?
SY: I started the Village View, our print newsletter, which shares our clients’ stories with our supporters. I am honored to share the stories of women who have experienced so much hardship, yet remain strong and positive.

NSV: What is one of your favorite N Street Village memories?
The Valentine’s Day Tea Time hosted by the N Street Village Mentors. It was such a joyful occasion to see the clients laughing, singing, and dancing. N Street Village strives to be a place where clients can experience happiness and hope—this event demonstrated what we are all about.

NSV: What is one of your favorite places to visit in the DMV?
SY: I love running along the Anacostia River Walk trail in Southeast Washington. It’s peaceful and beautiful along the water and much less crowded than other trails in the area.

NSV: If you could go to a music concert tomorrow, what artist/group would you want to see?
SY: Led Zeppelin 1973

NSV: What is something that people reading this may not know about you?
SY: If I were not working at N Street Village, I would be a rock god just like Robert Plant.

NSV: Describe N Street Village in 3 words.
Vibrant. Life-affirming. Community.