On Tuesday, April 30, Everyone Home DC celebrated its Annual Spring Social at the historic Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital. Gathering with around 100 friends—old and new—those in attendance reflected on and shared stories of the organization’s vibrant history, celebrated this exciting moment in time, AND recommitted themselves to the work that must done every day to achieve Everyone Home DC’s vision of the District of Columbia as a thriving and diverse community where ALL people can obtain and remain in safe affordable, and comfortable homes.
The evening also went on to honor Nicky Cymrot with the Ruth Rappaport Wisdom Award. The annual award recognizes an individual who has displayed remarkable warmth, wisdom, and service to Everyone Home DC and the Capitol Hill neighborhood and who inspires us with their leadership and spirited joy of life and community. As Councilmember Charles Allen so perfectly said in his introductory remarks for the award ceremony, “Nicky is the best of us and an inspiration to all.”
It is the responsibility of each of us to end homelessness is Washington, D.C. and to build the welcoming and inclusive community our founders believed is possible. Executive Director Karen Cunningham shared, “Under our new name, we promise to communicate with you more regularly so you know what we are doing to end homelessness and create a more equitable city, how you can get involved, and the difference we make together. Thank you again for your support as we step into our future as Everyone Home DC!”
View photos from the evening on Everyone Home DC’s Facebook page. If you have any questions or want to discuss was to grow your partnership with Everyone Home DC, contact Kate Akalonu at firstname.lastname@example.org.