Jennifer Tuma-Young will be a keynote speaker on Thursday, May 5th at the York Street Project 22nd Annual Spring Event held at The Liberty House Restaurant. She will speak about “the journey” of life, how she encountered York Street Project, the retreat weekend they had together with Enchanted Makeovers, and the infinite power of the human connection.
About the Event
The Spring Event is York Street Project’s oldest and largest fund raising event. Our cocktail reception which occurs the first Thursday of May between 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, welcomes more than 250 guests each year.
Through the years we have been graced with Honorary Speakers including Bill Moyers, Anna Quindlen, Robin Roberts, Brenda Blackmon, Sara Moulton, and Sister Helen Prejean.
About York Street Project
In order to support herself and her children, a woman needs a decent job. In order to get a decent job, she needs a decent education. In order to get a decent education, she needs a decent place to live and someone with whom to entrust the care of her children while she is at work or school.
The cycle grinds on, swallowing families, swallowing generations. The only way to break this cycle is to take it all on.
York Street Project breaks the cycle of poverty by simultaneously providing housing, education, and childhood development with counseling and life-skills training to more than 300 economically-disadvantaged women and children each year.