Volunteer Spotlight: Lonnie Davis

This month, get to know N Street Village volunteer Lonnie Davis.  Lonnie began serving in our Education and Employment Center in 2008 as a Job Keeper mentor to assist clients with employment retention.  Let’s get to know Lonnie:

I work for the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. I was born in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia, finished my Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development from Bowie State, and I am retired from the Virginia Air National Guard after 25 years as a Personnel and Logistics Officer (retiring at the rank of Major.)  I am married with two boys, one is studying in Manila and the other is a Sophomore at Gonzaga (D.C.). I became involved at N Street Village through a good friend and former N Street Village employee, Juliet Orzal.  I previously volunteered at Martha’s Table, when Juliet “retired” and came over to N Street Village she recruited me over too.

What is your favorite thing about living in D.C.?  I love everything about this area…the variety of restaurants, the museums, the diversity of the people, and the proximity to other great cities.

What is your favorite D.C. museum? The National Geographic Museum

What is your favorite place to explore on a Saturday afternoon? My backyard

When I have free time I most enjoy…spending time with my family, listening to music, playing video games, and reading.

Who is your favorite movie? Forrest Gump

What has been one of your favorite moments as a volunteer at N Street Village?  Every month that I  get to participate with the Job Keepers meeting and draw strength and inspiration from the women with whom I get to interact is a favorite moment

Why it is important to support N Street Village? N Street Village is a vital part of our city, our community in that it helps “rejuvenate” women and allows them to understand that people do care about their struggles and are willing to help them get back on their feet to once contribute and become productive members of our society.