2nd Annual YWCA Luncheon

 In its first year, the Washington Area Women in the Trades (WAWIT) program empowered 69 low-income women to change their lives forever.  WAWIT is a non-traditional job training/job placement program for low-income women that prepares them to enter the higher-wage earning construction trades or work at companies such as Pepco or Amtrak.  Over 65% of WAWIT graduates are either employed or enrolled in union apprenticeship programs.


 If you are a person committed to improving the lives of women in our community, then you will want to attend the Groundbreaking Event of 2009!  We are anticipating 400-600 attendees at the 2nd Annual YWCA Luncheon to benfit the Washington Area Women in the Trades (WAWIT).  We are pleased to announce that we will also be honoring the following groundbreaking women at the Luncheon: DC Councilmember Mary Cheh, Congresswoman Donna Edwards, and Dr. Dorothy Height.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Noon - 1:30pm

Capital Hilton (16th & K Street, NW)

The YWCA of the National Capital believes that until the region's low-income women are paid a living wage - that accurately reflects the cost of living in their communities - they and their children will be consigned to a life of poverty.  Besides moving these families out of poverty, the WAWIT program will also ensure that "shovel-ready" projects have a pool of skilled women to rebuild and repair the Washington, DC metro area.

Show your commitment to empowering local women and join us at the 2nd Annual YWCA Luncheon.  Please contact Renee Smith, Outreach & Events Manager, at (202) 626-0700 x 28 or at rsmith@ywcanca.org for any additional information.


Name Sales End Price Fee
Young Professional Individual Ticket   Ended $75 $1.88
2nd Annual YWCA Luncheon Individual Ticket Ended $150 $3.75
Bronze Sponsorship   Ended $1500 $9.95
Silver Sponsorship   Ended $2500 $9.95
Gold Sponsorship   Ended $5000 $9.95
Ground Breaking Platinum Sponsorship   Ended $10000 $9.95
Ground Breaking Partner Sponsorship   Ended $25000 $9.95

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