In an effort to promote volunteerism, community service and involvement, mentoring and career development in our Nation’s Capital, KIPP DC was the host site for 101 Women of Hope, a one-day, public service initiative, bringing over 101 women together to support over 1,000+ DC youth.
As a highly requested follow up to last year’s 101 Women of Hope at Imagine Hope Community Charter School in NE DC, the 2011 installment gave students an opportunity to explore various careers, and volunteer participants were able to assist in various classes and sponsor individual students.
We brought along Marsha Ambrosius as a surprise to the kids, and she opened up her heart and soul and sang a song....
The specific goals set for the 101 Women of Hope program:
1. Encourage and motivate KIPP DC students by introducing them to positive role models and career exploration opportunities.
2. Encourage professional women and celebrities to mentor students, many of who are considered “at-risk”, in their community.
3. Increase public awareness of the 101 of Hope program, to lead to greater community, government and corporate support.