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Each year, Miriam’s Kitchen’s Case Management team welcomes a new group of volunteer corps members. And each year, they knock us out with their tireless passion, energy and commitment to our guests! This week, we’re getting to know a particularly energetic new addition at MK, Jesuit Volunteer Corps member, EJ de Lara.
Where are you from, and how did you come to Washington, D.C.?
Thirty-one years ago this week, Miriam’s Kitchen served its first meal -- a simple breakfast of eggs, grits and toast, served to 45 homeless individuals.
Even though he hasn’t been here for all thirty-one years, Chef Steve has been here for an awful lot of them. Today, we’re asking him to tell us the secret history of Miriam’s Kitchen’s breakfast program.
Tell us something about this program that we wouldn’t believe.
Supportive Housing Case Manager
Reports to: Director of Housing
Mission and Values of Miriam’s Kitchen:
Miriam’s Kitchen works to end chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C. We advocate for permanent supportive housing as a long-term solution, while meeting short-term needs by providing healthy meals and high-quality social services to Washington's chronically homeless community.
Miriam’s Kitchen’s core values:
Miriam’s Kitchen has some new Southern flavor...and we aren’t talking about the kitchen! Our newest Senior Case Manager, Brittney Washington, comes to us from Orangeburg, SC. Here are five fast facts about Brittney!
How did you come to Washington, D.C.?
#SendHappy with a Hoppy Bouquet + Limited Edition Pint Glass for $35
(Washington, DC) - DC Brau Brewing Company and UrbanStems - DC's on-demand flower delivery startup - pay homage to the wedding origins of the first Oktoberfest celebration by launching the first-ever commercially available bouquet made with live hops. The “Brew-quet” is part of a two-week partnership launching on Monday, September 15, in conjunction with the release of DC Brau’s first Oktoberfest, a true Marzen lager.
The Way Home Campaign Invites City Leaders, Candidates to Better Understand the Experience of Living in Homelessness
“A Walk in Our Shoes” Program Takes Participants through the Unseen Pressures and Dangers Faced By Washington’s Homeless Community
This isn’t just another Director of Development job.
Miriam’s Kitchen seeks an Advocacy Communications Intern for fall 2014.
Mission of Miriam’s Kitchen:
Miriam’s Kitchen works to end chronic homelessness in Washington, DC. We advocate for permanent supportive housing as a long-term solution, while meeting short-term needs by providing healthy meals and high-quality social services to the chronically homeless.
Advocacy Program Summary:
Maybe you saw a post on our Facebook page earlier this week, about a hair stylist who gives away free haircuts to homeless individuals in New York City. Believe it or not, this was one of the most popular Facebook posts of the past year!
That’s because it reinforces one of the most important messages here at Miriam’s Kitchen: that human dignity matters. And that no one should have to simply accept that they can’t afford to feel good about themselves.
Over the past year and a half, Chef Emily Hagel has become one of the best known faces at Miriam’s Kitchen. Whether she’s serving guests, directing kitchen volunteers, or gathering fresh donations from our food partners, people all over the city know that Chef Emily makes things happen at Miriam’s Kitchen.
Think you know Chef Emily? Check out these five facts you *didn’t* know:
My first job in the food industry: Red Hook Lobster Truck DC – I still have nightmares about brunoised celery!