AmazonSmileRWWThese days, nearly everyone shops on Amazon.com, 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 smile.amazon.com 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.

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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. http://www.ward5heartbeat.org/news/ready-willing-working-teams-keep-ward-5-clean/

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

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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 pbrosmer@rwwdc.org.

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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.

http://brooklandbridge.com/8603/12th-street-clean-team-begins-work-thanks-to-ready-willing-working-and-cm-mcduffie/

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

The 6th Annual Magic & Miracles Benefit for Ready, Willing & Working (RWW) was held on Thursday, December 5th at The Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street, NE. It was an inspiring evening filled with fabulous food, dozens of silent auction items, as well as friends and supporters of RWW. The event honored Phil Truluck and The Heritage Foundation for their support of the program since its inception in 2008. Below is a video honoring Phil and The Heritage Foundation. Produced by Matthew McClain and Pete Couste.

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