I interned at SOME in the fall as the Development Intern and it has been my best internship experience of my undergraduate career. From the beginning, I noticed how close-knit and warm the other staff members were. Everyone made me feel very welcomed, being that I was studying far away from home last semester, they don't know how comforting that was to me. I often bragged about how much SOME did not only annually with events but on a day to day business with client services. I definitely fell in love with the company and the staff. They also didn't make me feel like an intern. They gave me as much of a hand in everything as regular staff members and that I will always cherish because it increased my confidence in my skills and abilities. If I never return to DC to work, I will always be a supporter of SOME and will definitely be a future donor as well!
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I am a volunteer in the fundraising department of SOME. SOME works to address holistically a full spectrum of needs of DC's poor and homeless. It meets their immediate daily needs by providing food, clothing, and health care. It helps change lives by providing affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling. I have been volunteering here 2-3 days a week for about 4 months. I have assisted in fundraising administration and participated in several fundraising events. I have worked with SOME staff, board members and other volunteers. I also donate what I can.
I have been truly impressed by the scale of SOME's work in the DC community and the continuing dedication of its staff, board members and other volunteers. It is an exceptional resource for DC's poor and homeless.
I know my work, though little enough, helps make a life-changing difference to those it serves. If only SOME had more resources, it could change the entire community.
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After 35 years, I retired from the practice of law and looked for a place to volunteer my services for people in need. I contacted SOME and was told that they were in need of a basic math tutor for their C.E.T. program. I told them I would be happy to give it a try. Four years later I am still tutoring two days a week, approximately 3 hours per session. I primarily tutor the trainees in the building maintenance program. For me this has been a particularly rewarding experience and based upon feedback from the trainees, I believe it has been equally rewarding for them. I have seen trainees learn or re-learn basic math skills which has permitted them to obtain rewarding employement and to become responsible citizens in the Washington, D. C. area.
I was unemployed and looking for a school I walked into the salvation army with a relative and saw the flyer posted and on the flyer it said paid tuition and help with transportation now I thought to myself it sounds good but said how many other schools have said those exact same things and didn't deliver( they really did come through as they said they would). I really wanted to attend school so I call to find out what was needed of me to come in and apply, I got there and was very impressed I've heard of SOME but had no idea they had a training school. The only thing that made me nervous about the whole process was waiting for the phone call to tell me if I was accepted or not but it was definitely worth the wait. The support from your peers and the staff was phenomenal I had never been around that many positive people in my life they make you want succeed and grow I graduated in April 2008 and I continue to grow I've been employed going on 2 years with a great company and continue to push forward. Thanks CET and staff for everything!!!
Three years ago I was desperate looking for someone to help me with my addiction, I heard about a place called SOME, I called and was told to come in and have an intake done. I came in, had an intake done and did what was suggested of me. I went to their program in West Virginia, came back to DC and stayed in one of there Transitional Houses and learned about their Center for Employment Training School. I attended the school and right now as I'm writing this I have been a SOME employee going on two years now. I love this organization, they did everything to make me a productive member of society again, I will be forever indebted to SOME
I've been a volunteer at several SOME fundraisers and have worked with the advocacy department on several city political issues. It's always been a good experience. I particularly like working with an organization that serves so many parts of the community in so many ways. SOME provides great direct service while working to address the underlying problems that lead to the need for those services.
SOME is an organization that works hard to address the needs of our city's poor. Their outreach touches and betters many people's lives and offers hope to those who otherwise might not have any.
SOME is a wonderful organization in Wahsington, DC. They do great work for the city's underprivleged. The staff serves with humility and compassion.
Wonderful organization. They do an amazing amount of good serving those with the greatest need with limited resources. Wish I had more time and money to give.
Great organization focusing on local needs - offering many creative ways to get involved, through Soup Bowl sales, Trot for Hunger, and serving at soup kitchens. SOME is always getting words out to ask people to look out for those in need of shelters and how to contact help. A great, great organization for the city!