As one of the coordinators of the White House Mentorship Program I was moved by HandsOn Greater DC Cares' new initiative to encourage for-profit corporations to provide mentoring opportunities for under-served youth in the Greater D.C. Community. The organization demonstrates the importance of bringing public and private sectors to together to better serve our communities.
In the words of Billy Fettweis the Director of Volunteer Services for HandsOn Greater DC Cares:
Over the past several years, the economic downturn has challenged DC area families, including thousands of veterans returning from combat. Leveraging the self-less work of 43,000 community volunteers HGDCC has created meal distribution and preparation, job search consultation, the emergency housing facilities programs. Among these initiatives there are:
To learn more about this program or any of our services, please visit www.greaterdccares.orgor follow us on twitter @greaterdccares.
Paul Monteiro is an Associate Director at the Office of Public Engagement.