Calvary Women’s Services is honored to have been recognized with the 2021 Nannie Helen Burroughs Humanitarian Award at the DC Courts’ Second Annual African American Impact Awards.
Calvary’s Chief Executive Officer, Kris Thompson, and Director of Programs, Fatima Bah, accepted the award on behalf of Calvary during a virtual awards ceremony on Friday, February 26, 2021.
During the awards ceremony Kris Thompson highlighted how Calvary has remained committed to maintaining programs and services throughout the pandemic, and Fatima Bah commented that “the pandemic forced us to provide services in a new way, but that also opened additional opportunities for empowerment for the women at Calvary. Calvary is focused on empowering women to know that they have the strength and knowledge to move forward.”
According to Serena Agaba Rwejuna, President of the Calvary Board of Directors, “The hard work and commitment that Calvary and its staff devote to empowering women – and the ultimate impact that has on the African American community in DC – is truly a feat to be honored and celebrated!”, Board Member Shingai Mavengere added “I am so proud to be a part of an organization that is making such a meaningful and remarkable impact in our local community.”