Champions of change at the White House
- By Jack Preston -
- Aug 01, 2012
The Sasha Bruce Network, which is part funded by Virgin Mobile USA and Virgin Unite, is a multi-service agency which has been working with disconnected, homeless and runaway youth and families in the Washington area since 1974.
It currently serves 1,500 youth and 5,000 family members each year, with Shore’s leadership ensuring that the agency has developed a unique approach, combining proven youth development practices with pioneering family strengthening strategies.
Her efforts have been aimed at providing a continuum of services that strengthen families, help youth develop life skills, and offer a pathway to becoming self-sufficient and contributing members of our city and world.
“It’s thrilling to be recognised as a Champion of Change at the White House for the work I have done to alleviate youth homelessness. Secretary Donovan of HUD led the ceremony and was particularly interested in the role that partnerships play in the developing plan to end youth homelessness,” explained Shore.
“Sasha Bruce and my work with Virgin Mobile and Virgin Unite on the Re-generation House in DC stands out as a stellar example of a partnership that was essential to expanding capacity to serve young people in DC. As I am honored, so too should our partnership be acknowledged. Together, we are championing the cause of helping homeless youth realize a more positive future.”
If you’d like to find out more about their work, visit the Sasha Bruce Youthwork website.