Shelters to Shutters Launches City Advisory Board to Lift More Individuals Out of Homelessness
DC-Area Business Leaders Offer Expertise to Increase Impact and Solidify Innovative Approach
VIENNA, Va. – June 25, 2019–Shelters to Shutters (S2S), a national non-profit that transitions individuals and families from homelessness to economic self-sufficiency, is pleased to announce its first City Advisory Board (CAB), in the Washington, D.C. area. The CAB will bring a local focus to building partnerships and capacity in the DMV area to further expand S2S’s innovative approach to lifting individuals out of homelessness and into employment and housing.
“We’re thrilled to have this impressive group of accomplished business leaders who are passionate about making a difference in their community be a part of this critical next step of growth and impact for our organization,” said Andy Helmer, CEO of S2S. “Our goal is to increase support and awareness about Shelters to Shutters’ program and in doing so accelerate our ability to change the lives of more individuals and families in the DC metro area at risk of or experiencing homelessness.”
Comprising esteemed leaders from the real estate, telecommunications, legal, media, nonprofit and other industries, the newly-formed City Advisory Board will oversee S2S planning and operations in the DMV area. “Shelters to Shutters has done a phenomenal job mobilizing the real estate community to help break the cycle of homelessness for so many deserving individuals, “ said Bobby Moran, Chief Revenue Officer, EVERFI. “I am honored to join the DC City Advisory Board to help raise awareness and increase S2S’ impact across the region. S2S plans to launch additional City Advisory Boards in Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC later this year.
DMV City Advisory Board members are: Tim Allison, Colliers International; AJ Caputo, Middleburg; Dave Flessas, Forsys Consulting; Jessie Henry, Charger Ventures; Richard Louis, The Arches Group; Erik McLaughlin, CBRE; Bobby Moran, EVERFI; Pamela Rothenberg, Womble Bond Dickinson; Chris Soucie, SP Global, Inc.; Baihly Underhill, Avison Young; Karen Whitt, Colliers International; Liza Wright, Lochlin Partners
About Shelters to Shutters
Shelters to Shutters is a national 501(c)(3) organization that transitions individuals and families from homelessness to economic self-sufficiency by educating and engaging the real estate industry to provide employment and housing opportunities. Across the country, Shelters to Shutters pairs leading property management professionals with individuals experiencing homelessness who are ready to work. The result is an innovative program that provides mentorships for careers in property management, along with full-time employment and housing opportunities for individuals facing homelessness and a pipeline of high quality, motivated employees for the multifamily housing industry. S2S was recently featured in The Washington Post. More information can be found at www.shelterstoshutters.org or by following the organization on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
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