Duncan Sees Combined Federal Campaign in Action

Official Department of Education Photo by Leslie Williams

As the National Honorary Chair of the federal government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), Secretary Duncan stopped by N Street Village in D.C., this week to meet with staff and volunteers and to learn how the organization is helping the local community. N Street Village is a local community aimed at helping homeless and low-income women both in the short and long term. It is also one organization that federal employees can donate to through the CFC. The CFC is a federal charity campaign organized by the federal government to support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.

Evelyn Green said she was “helpless, homeless and hopeless,” before coming to N Street Village over 20 years ago. Green has used multiple services offered by N Street Village, including therapy, housing, addiction recovery, and job training programs. She has been clean and sober for 20 years now, and works for N Street Village as the manager of the day center, where she welcomes new clients and provides counseling to working to overcome addiction. In 2010, Evelyn was awarded a Linowes Leadership Award for unsung community heroes by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.

CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity program, and without the donations from federal employees, programs such as N Street Village won’t be as successful in helping people like Evelyn Green. If you are a federal employee, click here to learn more about how you can donate through the CFC.

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  1. So what is Mr. Duncan doing there? How does he plan to provide educational services more effectively by being there…. just a thought.

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