News

SMGW Receives 2018 Diana Davis Spencer Fellowship!
January 18, 2018

We are excited to share that Samaritan Ministry and our Executive Director, Rev. David B. Wolf, are recipients of a Diana Davis Spencer Fellowship for 2018. The Fellowship is a part of the Global Good Fund, an organization committed to investing in the leadership potential of social entrepreneurs in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors. The Fund supports such leaders over a 15-month period through assessment, coaching, and the crafting of a personal leadership development plan that includes addressing a significant entrepreneurial challenge. 

Remembering a Samaritan Saint: Dr. Tucker Battle (1938 – 2017)
January 17, 2018

Dr. Tucker Battle, a passionate SMGW Board leader and Partner Representative from St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, DC, died on December 28. In recent years, Tucker had been battling Parkinson’s disease, which precipitated him stepping off the SMGW Board of Directors three years ago, in January 2015. Tucker’s wife, Jane Battle, survives him as a passionate giver and SMGW leader.  

Be Our Guest!
January 24, 2018

Samaritan Ministry invites you to join us Thursday, March 15 from 7:30 to 9:00 AM at our annual Next Step Breakfast at the National Press Club.

This short event highlights who we are, what we do, and how your time, talent and treasure can help advance our shared Ministry.

Twas the Season! Christmas Joy 2017
December 25, 2017

More than 800 gifts were given to participants and their families at last year's Christmas parties! Thank you for making our three parties a resounding success! Your generous support made it possible for more than three hundred fifty participants and their family members to experience Christmas joy at the Northern Virginia, Northwest and Southeast Washington parties. Thanks to all our volunteers, and our Partner Reps who recruited more than one hundred volunteers.

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.

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".
 
More Service at Skyland
October 01, 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.

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.

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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