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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.

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.

This year our Silver Spring office, housed at the Church of Our Saviour, will join the Northwest DC celebration at Christ Lutheran Church. Our Skyland participants will join our other SE participants at St. Philip's Episcopal Church. Our Northern Virginia participants will be hosted for the second year at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Annandale.

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!

SMGW Joins in Responding to Hate with Love
November 14, 2016

As many of you already know from news accounts, on Saturday night one of SMGW’s partner parishes and satellite sites – Church of Our Saviour, Silver Spring – was desecrated by an act of hate. Scrawled on a sign for the church’s Sunday service in Spanish and on a wall of the church’s memorial garden were the words: “Trump Nation. Whites Only.” As a result, our faith community, led by our Bishop Marianne Edgar Budde, and several other clergy leaders including the Rev. David B. Wolf, our Samaritan Ministry's executeive director – stood in solidarity with our Latino brothers and sisters at Our Saviour at their Sunday afternoon mass. Inspired by words from Fr. Francesco Valle and Bishop Marianne Budde that, as Christians, our response to hate is love – we g

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