Archive for June 29th, 2011

29th June
written by Catherine An

In Awards Ceremony news, we have a great program for you. Not only are all our honorees lined up (check this blogpost in case you missed it), we’ll be welcoming back the esteemed Judy Woodruff as the night’s emcee. The Ceremony will also include a performance by the Dance Place Step Team, a local youth organization that teaches young people to express themselves creatively through performing arts. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a great night – make sure you get your tickets now.

And we’ve secured a keynote speaker for the National Conference on Ending Homelessness! Sam Tsemberis is the founder and CEO of Pathways to Housing and he is widely credited as the originator of the Housing First model which encourages providing people experiencing homelessness with housing first – and then introducing social services as necessary. We are excited to have such a well-respected and much-admired leader in the field serve as keynote speaker for this year’s conference.

And that’s not all! This year, by popular demand, we’ll also have an internet cafe in Meeting Room 19 of the hotel so you’ll be able to get online between workshops and during down time. Bring your laptop, have a seat, and catch up on all those emails that will be pouring in during your absence! And if that weren’t enough, the Alliance will also be selling brand new T-shirts so you can sport your support for ending homelessness. Our summer interns modeled them so you can take a look!

As a reminder, online registration for the conference closes in one week – on Wednesday, July 6. So hurry over to the conference website and register if you haven’t already.

Can’t wait to see you all!

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