Volunteer Spotlight: Dag Gogue

This month, get to know N Street Village volunteer Dag Gogue.  Dag began volunteering in our community one year ago.  Dag regularly picks up bread from Whole Foods on P Street and delivers the donation to our kitchen and he also volunteers at Luther Place Night Shelter, serving dinner and providing overnight supervision.

I was born in Togo and moved to the U.S. to attend university. I attended Morehouse College, studying Applied Mathematics, and Georgia Tech, studying Electrical Engineering. I began volunteering as a teenager. Some of my experiences include tutoring youth from a disadvantaged neighborhood in Atlanta and tutoring refugee children and women from Eastern Africa and Eastern Europe. Today, I am a self-employed software engineer and a certified personal trainer. I love reading, traveling, swimming, and running. I’ve been married for a year and my wife and I are expecting our first child in 2012.

  • What is your favorite thing about living in D.C.? I love the multicultural aspect of the region.
  • On a Saturday evening you will find me …. At home reading.
  • Book last read….100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Most played song on iPod…Twice Inna Lifetime by Black Star
  • What do you enjoy most about volunteering at N Street Village? Meeting and interacting with N Street Village’s great staff and residents.
  • Why is it important to support N Street Village?  I believe women are the cornerstone of the family and community. By helping women in need get back on their feet N Street Village is having a profound effect on families and communities. I feel lucky to have the opportunity to participate in whatever way I can.