News

Sharing the Celebration: Christmas Parties!
November 15, 2017

Every year, SMGW invites Santa and his merry band of helpers to three Christmas parties for Next Step Participants and their families. We anticipate hosting nearly 350 children (from infants to teenagers) and their parents.

Gala & Auction, Fun and Fundraising for Next Steps
November 10, 2017
 
 
On Saturday, October 28, more than 190 persons gathered at the Washington Episcopal School to celebrate our 31st Annual Gala & Auction "We're All in this Together".
 
Mid Summer's Eve Concert to Benefit Samaritan Ministy
June 22, 2017

On June 22 St. Columba's Episcopal Church hosted a Mid Summer's Eve Concert with Sonya Subbayya Sutton and Sophia Subbayya Vastek on piano, and vocalist Joan Phalen. Attending were 125 guests who contributed over $3,600 to support the work of Samaritan Ministry.

The evening's program was:

Winter Warm-Up
January 27, 2017

woman with blanketOur annual winter warmup was held January 27, 2017, and more than 30 volunteers, staff, participants and their families participated!

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, staff and participants, were were able to provide a warm ethnic meal for all, which included curry chicken, vegetarian maqluba and friend rice.

The House Is Open!
September 15, 2016

What a party! We had a fun evening celebrating the integration of Samartian Ministry and STRIVE DC at the September 14, 2016 Open House at the Perry School (the newest Samaritian Ministry location).

With 70 participants, donors, volunteers, partners and staff we rejoiced in the good work of beining Samaritan Ministry and STRIVE DC together, and look forward to the great things we can do together through the Next Step Program and STRIVE.

We appreciate everyone who attended and helped make the evening a success! 

SMGW + STRIVE = A Match Made in Heaven
August 16, 2016

SMGW Executive Director Rev. David B. Wolf (left) and Leon A. Samuels Jr., Deputy Director for Program (right)

Great news! In August STRIVE became a component part of the Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington’s innovative Next Step approach to positive life-change. Together we share in enabling participants, women and men from across the metropolitan area, opportunities to be part of an effective and proven workforce development program as well as the Next Step Program's process of setting and reaching life-changing

Students learn math skills from teacher Carl Kaiser during the Spring 2017 session.
Pre-GED Class: Getting Prepared
July 21, 2016

While for many people, education is difficult to access, through Samaritan Ministry's Pre-GED classes participants take a big step in reaching their educational goals.

Community Conversation: "Policing and the Criminal Justice System"
November 21, 2017

On Tuesday, November 14th, Reverend Gayle Fisher-Stewart, a retired Washington DC police officer and a partner representative of Calvary Episcopal Church DC, joined Samaritan Ministry at our bi-monthly Partner Council meeting for a community conversation on policing and the criminal justice system.

More Service @ Skyland!
November 15, 2017

To be more accessible to new Next Step Participants, especially those taking the STRIVE job readiness training, we've expanded our Next Step Program services at the Skyland Workforce Center (SWC) and consolidated STRIVE trainings to this location by closing our office at the Perry School Center.

Change Agents recognized at SMGW Annual Meeting
January 24, 2017

On January 24, Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington held its Annual Partners Meeting: a time to recognize and reflect on our accomplishments during the past year; solidify our leadership team; and provide an overview of new programs. More importantly, this was the first Annual Partners Meeting since our merger with STRIVE in August 2016!

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