Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Happy Second Anniversary Casa Ruby!

Y'all know I have much love for my DC hermana Ruby Corado, the founding executive director of the Casa Ruby LGBT Community Center in the District. 

Casa Ruby is celebrating its second anniversary later tonight with an awards reception, and I couldn't be happier for her and the bilingual organization and community center that serves 160 clients each week from its Georgia Avenue location with a variety of services.

During my last Washington DC visit I got to spend some quality time there hanging out for a few hours at their Friday group meeting
“Our anniversary reception is a way to acknowledge and celebrate those individuals and organizations who have helped us service the neediest members of our community,” Corado said in a statement. “By working together, we can pull resources together and continue to provide essential services.”

The reception will take place at the PEPCO Edison Place Gallery at 702 8th St NW starting at 6:30 PM.  Six people and organizations with be awarded for their contributions or volunteer service on behalf of the local DC community.

Ted Eytan will receive the Massey Ally Award; Georgetown Law will be presented with the Community Justice Project Civic Leadership Award; Consuela Lopez and Kaprice Williams will be honored with the Distinguished Service Award; and Lakeisha Washington and Gessel Rodriguez will receive the Ruby Corado Perseverance Award.   

Hope it's a megasuccessful event.  May Casa Ruby continue to thrive and provide those much needed services to all who enter its doors.  

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