We Are Expanding & Growing!!

WE HAVE BEEN BUSY preparing for 2016 – a year of expected growth

Support comes in many forms for BroadFutures: money, time, advice, counsel, professional services and expressions of encouragement. All forms of support are critical for our success.  As we begin a new year and our first year of programming outside of our pilot phase, we are delighted to announce some exciting developments.


We are thrilled and humbled by an anonymous $200,000 grant from a family foundation focused on the health and development of children and young adults. This significant grant will allow us to bring our innovative programming to many more promising young people of diverse abilities and help us to develop new partnerships.

GETTING READY FOR OUR WINTER PROGRAM: We are busy preparing for our winter programming.  We had a very competitive pool of applicants and will be welcoming eight talented, inspiring and fabulous BroadFutures interns on February 1. 

Returning Employer Partners:

We are grateful to be welcoming back 

Employer Partners: Association of University Centers on Disabilities “AUCD” (http://www.aucd.org); Griffin & Co. (http://griffinco.com); The Smithsonian (http://www.si.edu); 

and The Universal Service Administration Company “USAC” (http://www.usac.org).

New Employer Partners: 

We are equally excited to be partnering with

three new committed and inspired employers:

The American Association of People with Disabilities (www.aapd.com); District Offices of Congressman Chris Van Hollen, (www.vanhollen.house.gov) and Ralph W. Alman, Jr., DDS, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

  BroadFutures will also be joining as an employer partner, given our additional staffing needs and our desire and commitment to practice what we preach!!!


Ralph W. Alman Jr. DDS
Drama: We feel incredibly fortunate to have Raymond Caldwell joining us in 2016 to deliver the drama portion of our curriculum.  Raymond is the resident-director and a full-time Acting/Performance lecturer in the Department of Theatre Arts at Howard University, with a specific expertise in Community Engagement. Raymond is also a part of the Arena Stage staff. He holds a MFA in acting with a focus on community outreach from Ohio State University and a BFA in acting from the University of Florida. 

Meditation/Mindfulness: Shira Oz-Sinai will be bringing meditation and mindfulness to our program.  Shira is certified in both iRest® Yoga Nidra and Soul Lightening Acupressure®.  She has extensive experience working with young adults and has worked across the Washington, DC region at various schools and organizations, including The Seed School, E. L. Haynes Public Charter School, The Next Step Public Charter School, The Latin American Youth Center, and the Maryland Multicultural Youth Center. Shira lives and has a private practice in Silver Spring, MD.


Yoga: Emily Gelber is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. She is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor with experience in studio, hospital, community, and educational program settings. Gelber has worked with a variety of non-profit organizations, enhancing education and youth development programs. She holds a B.A from Claremont McKenna College and intends to return to graduate school to earn her MSW and continue her work with adolescent and young adult populations. 

We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer Swindell to our Advisory Board.  Jennifer  brings incredible passion and talent to help advise us as we embark on the exciting work of taking our model to scale.

Jennifer Swindell

Jennifer is a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, leading the Firm’s Navy and Marine Corps Headquarters & Operations subaccount. Her team supports clients around the world, with concentrations in the Pentagon, Quantico, and Norfolk; and across the Pacific including San Diego, Hawaii, and Okinawa. Jennifer also drives significant change through the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion initiatives as senior advisor for the DiverseABILITY Forum and Disability Agenda. Jennifer joined Booz Allen in 2000 as an Associate in the Honolulu office and was recognized as a “Booz Allen Woman of Distinction” in 2003, Prior to entering the private sector, Jennifer served as a Special Operations Officer in the United States Navy. She is a qualified Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer, Diving Officer, Naval Parachutist, and Surface Warfare Officer. Jennifer Graduated “With Distinction” from Naval Surface Warfare Officer School and was a Distinguished Naval Graduate from Naval Officer Candidate School. 
A National Merit Scholar, Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wesleyan University. She earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, completing her studies at the Sasin Business School at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.  
February 16 from 7-9 pm 
(light supper served) 
at the home of Diana Eisenstat, 9904 Woodford Road, Potomac, MD 

February 23 from 12:00-1:30
(lunch served) 
at our offices at 2013 H Street, NW, Washington, DC

rsvp to cjeppsen@broadfutures.org; or call (202) 521-4304 

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