Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Alec O'Neill joined the Artisans Program as a volunteer shortly after meeting us at the Barracks Row festival on October of 2005. After serving as a volunteer with the Red Cross after hurricane Katrina, he spent two months of Mondays supporting our youth and staff. He is a great woodworker, and will be sorely missed as he transitions off into a great new position on the Hill. Alec, beware - we will be hitting you up for that tour of the Capitol soon!

Featured in the District Chronicles!

Thanks to Khadijah Ali Colemann, writer for the District Chronicles who moonlights as the Assistant Director of the CHW Peer Supported Pregnancy Prevention Program, the Artisans were featured in the District Chronicles - you can find the great article here.

Laser Cut Name Puzzles!

We were lucky enough to have a wonderful commission late in the holiday season. These great laser cut puzzles were the brainchild of Laurie Magovern, for her son, nieces and nephews for the holidays.

an unpainted finished puzzle

A painted prototype

Nolan with his puzzle!

Everybody loved their puzzles!

Laurie now is officially an angel in our shop - she has an honorary section of the machine shop, and is welcome to come and stand in it any time she likes! Yay Laurie!
You had a GREAT IDEA!

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Youth at Work! Awards

JR, EEOC Vice Chair Naomi Earp, and Sharvona (nice smile, Sharvona!) with the completed awards at the EEOC headquarters on December 20th, 2005. We were met with a beautiful reception, greeted by many staff, and the outh received well deserved praise for their work. The awards will be presented to five EEOC sites who have demonstrated a significant commitment to supporting EEOC's Youth@Work initiative - a national education and outreach campaign to promote equal employment opportunity for America's next generation of workers. This was a significant commission for our students, and we are proud of our partnership.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Artisans in the Washington Post!

The Artisans were interviewed by Marc Fisher of the Washington Post in October, after he met them at the amazingly successful Arts On Foot craft show and sale event September 17th, 2005. Print a copy of the article here!

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