Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles Named as the 2015 Organizing Excellence Award Recipient

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Downtown Women’s Center receive the 2015 Organizing Excellence Awards from National Association of Professional Organizers

Sylvia Rosenberger, CEO of Downtown Women's Center

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) honored the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles as the recipient of the Organizing Excellence Award at the NAPO2015 Annual Conference. The Organizing Excellence Award recognizes an individual or group that demonstrated outstanding values and achieved measurable results through their efforts as an organization. The award was presented to Sylvia Rosenberger, CEO of Downtown Women’s Center (DWC), on April 18, 2015.

Members from the NAPO-Los Angeles Chapter has helped DWC achieve its mission to support homeless women. They help de-clutter and reorganize storage spaces which helps their employees to be more productive and efficient. Watch their video to learn more about the DWC and how they impact their community. With over 50,000 people who are homeless in Los Angeles County each night, women are the fastest growing segment in that statistic. They have over 5,000 volunteers who donated over 25,000 hours of service last year. The mission of the Downtown Women's Center is to provide permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, and to advocate ending homelessness for women. It is the only organization in Los Angeles exclusively dedicated to addressing the needs of women overcoming poverty and homelessness in Skid Row.

The Downtown Women’s Center will join the ranks of Make-A-Wish Foundation & Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies, recipients of the 2014 Organizing Excellence Award. For a list of prior recipients and 2016 Organizing Excellence Award eligibility criteria, please visit http://www.napo.net/who/awards/org_excellence.aspx
About NAPO

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) leads and advances the organizing and productivity industry. NAPO was founded in 1985 as a nonprofit professional educational association for professional organizers. Today, NAPO has approximately 4,000 members worldwide, representing the
full spectrum of the global industry: professional organizers, productivity specialists, manufacturers, retailers, service providers, trainers, authors, educators, and more.

NAPO is The Organizing Authority®. NAPO serves its members and the public by providing professional educational opportunities, industry leadership, productive partnerships and expert information and solutions to foster growth and fulfillment for all who work within the organizing and productivity industry or benefit from its services. NAPO is headquartered in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, and is on the web at http://www.NAPO.net.

ABOUT DOWNTOWN WOMEN’S CENTER

Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) was founded in 1978 by Jill Halverson. It is the only organization in Los Angeles exclusively dedicated to addressing the needs of women overcoming poverty and homelessness in Skid Row. They provide home-cooked meals, clean clothing, showers, referrals to housing and other services. They have over 5,000 volunteers who donated over 25,000 hours of service last year.

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