Staff Spolight – Abrar Sheikh

ABRARMeet N Street Village Education and Employment Intern Abrar Sheikh.  Abrar began working at N Street Village over a year ago.  In her role, Abrar offers ongoing support to clients as they pursue their education and employment goals. Originally from Saudi Arabia, Abrar is a senior at Catholic University where she is studying social work. She’ll return home after she graduates this summer. Let’s get to know Abrar:

NSV: What inspired you to work at N Street Village?
AS: When I first came to N Street Village in my junior year, I saw how everyone here is eager to help. This is the reason that I chose N Street Village as my internship site during my senior year. I felt it was and is the right place for me to develop my skills.

NSV: What do you do on a daily basis at N Street Village?
AS: Through my work in the Education and Employment Center, I help women by providing resources to assist with finding employment or furthering their education. This year, I also created a curriculum and led a course on time management.

NSV: What is one of your favorite N Street Village memories?
AS:  My very first Tea Time. This is a monthly event where the entire N Street community gets together to socialize. It was a really great experience.

NSV: What inspires you to continue with the work you do every day?
AS: The staff is really inspiring.

NSV:  Describe N Street Village in 3 words.
AS: Very warm place

 

About nstreetvillage

N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. With comprehensive services addressing both emergency and long-term needs, we help women achieve personal stability and make gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery.
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