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Resident Staff Positions Open Now!

Want to join a Quaker community dedicated to supporting peace and justice activism through hospitality and education?  If so, we would love to have you join our team! We are currently seeking team-oriented individuals to serve as Associate Resident Manager, as a volunteer Friend in Residence, and as a part-time Resident Hospitality Volunteer.  Residential staff and volunteer…

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Voices from the Holy Land film series at William Penn House!

William Penn House is co-hosting the Friends DC film series by Voices from the Holy Land along with Friend’s Committee on National Legislation and Friends Meeting of Washington. Check out the flyer below to see more information about the film series and check out the Voices from the Holy Land website to read descriptions about…

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Witnessing the power of youth activism at the March for our Lives

What an inspiring weekend as we witnessed and supported the March for our Lives on March 24!  We opened our doors all day as a comfort station, providing beverages, bathrooms, and a place to rest for weary marchers – plus brownies and fruit donated by generous neighbors!  We even had supplies for poster-making in the…

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Starting from the Margins: The Ethics of Relational Service

Starting from the Margins: The Ethics of Relational Service Reflections on the recent service-learning program with youth from Guilford Park Presbyterian Church Naomi Madaras, Program Coordinator Much of service learning is about relationship. Often, students and group leaders come to DC expecting to form an instant relationship with marginalized community members, right off the bat…

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William Penn House 50th Anniversary Slideshow

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My Experience Learning About Racial and Environmental Justice In New Orleans

From March 28th to April 1st I went with 10 students from the Sidwell Friends School as a chaperone to New Orleans to learn with them more about the topic of “racial and environmental justice”. Our program was divided in direct service work with organizations like “Greenlight New Orleans” and the work with the “Isle…

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