Join The Capitol Hill BID in Celebration of their IDA Achievement Award and

Dine Out for the Ready, Willing & Working Program!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Trattoria Alberto (506 8th Street, SE)
5:00PM – 9:00PM

Join The Capitol Hill BID at Trattoria Alberto in Celebration of their IDA Achievement Award for the Ready, Willing & Working Program!  Stop by for a piece of cake and a hand shake – Stay for dinner, and a portion of your tab will go directly to support Ready, Willing & Working!

Your tax-deductible donations (cash, check or credit card) are also appreciated. Donations will go directly to support the “Men in Blue” who receive services through RWW that help them to remain clean, sober and housed; become responsible citizens, and fathers to their children.

If you’re planning to dine, please call Trattoria Alberto and make a reservation. Let them know you’re supporting RWW! 202-544-2007

We hope to see you there!

AmazonSmileRWWThese days, nearly everyone shops on, so why not help support Ready, Willing & Working at the same time?

Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) is a 501(c)3 non profit organization started by the Capitol Hill BID in 2008 to empower men to break the cycles of homelessness, welfare dependency and criminal recidivism through a paid-work rehabilitation program offering holistic programs and supportive services that allow individuals to achieve permanent self-sufficiency. The “men in blue” you see on Capitol Hill everyday are all participants in the RWW program.

By clicking the button above, 0.5% of the purchases you make from will help support support RWW. Every little bit helps! Every .5% makes a difference in the work we do to end homelessness here in Washington, DC.

Norbert Taylor_photo by Christina Scheltema

12th Street Clean Team Member Norbert Taylor – Photo by Christina Scheltema

Ward 5’s neighborhood blog, Heartbeat, published a story about the RWW program and how it has helped formerly homeless and incarcerated men like Norbert get back on their feet through meaningful employment and supportive services. Please click the link below to read the story.

Click here to find out how you can contribute to the Ready, Willing & Working program by providing a hand up, not a hand out.

Posted by: RWW | 02/06/2014

Re-post: RWW Scam Alert


We’ve received several calls over the last few weeks regarding a homeless individual in Downtown Washington, DC who has been asking people for money to enter our Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) program. The young man is claiming he had spent some time in local federal prisons and was now trying to get into the RWW program.  He said it required him to raise around $185.00 and is asking people for the money to help him out. According to witnesses, he was well spoken, polite and a good communicator.

RWW does not require homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals to pay money to get into our program. If you come across this individual, please do not give him any money and contact RWW President Patty Brosmer at 202-842-3333 ext. 11 or


Above: 12th Street Clean Team Supervisor Antoine Walker stays warm and dry while cleaning the business corridor. 

The Capitol Hill BID was recently awarded two new maintenance service contracts through the District’s Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD). This allowed for the expansion of the Ready, Willing & Working program into the 12th Street business corridor as well as North Capitol Main Street.

The 12th Street business corridor is located in the Brookland neighborhood of northeast Washington. RWW was featured in their neighborhood blog, The Brookland Bridge. Below is a link to the article about the new 12th Street Clean Team.

Thank you Brookland/12th Street for supporting your new Ready, Willing & Working clean team! It’s our pleasure to serve you!

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