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A Ruby Anniversary to Remember



A Ruby Anniversary to Remember

Our 40th Anniversary Celebration was an amazing success! SBY speakers along with numerous dignitaries dazzled the Howard Theatre and all who attended.

Raising over $900,000 and celebrating over 40 years of connecting youth to opportunities, Sasha Bruce Youthwork joined with youth, staff, and donors alike to take part in an unforgettable evening at the historic Howard Theatre in Washington D.C. With honorary chairs like D.C. Mayor Bowser and speakers like SBY participant Raynice Day and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the stage lit up with encouragement, conviction, and unrelenting hope.

From renewed calls to action from Executive Director Debby Shore, to a renewed sense of hope from Raynice who shared how, though becoming a mother at a young age, she has taken hold of the opportunities presented to her by Sasha Bruce and others, and is now a Senior at Trinity University in Washington D.C.—and a wonderful parent to her daughter, Shakayla. Committed, Season 2 Winner of NBC’s “Sing Off” entertained the crowd and received praise from Sasha Bruce youth who were excited to hear such singing talent.

With the presentation of an honorary SBY award to Ann Dibble Jordan, Clinton remarked the passion behind Ann’s dedication that “no child should ever be homeless”.

In our celebration of 40 years to make this hope a reality, we continue to press forward in order to remain dedicated to connecting youth to opportunities today, tomorrow, and for all of our futures.

To learn more about how to get involved in volunteering with Sasha Bruce Youthwork, please email Sandrine Uwera at, and to partner with us financially or make a donation to the fight against youth homelessness, please email Leslie Hall at

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