Work and Life Conference
9:00am 9:00am

Work and Life Conference

Work & Life Conference

"Embrace the Challenge"

Learn how a variety of professional women meet and embrace challenge in their personal professional journeys.

Keynote Speakers:


Jane (Jenny) A. Driver is a research physician at the Boston VA Medical Center, a member of the Division of Aging, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Trained as both a geriatrician and an oncologist, her research focuses on the epidemiology, prediction, and prevention of cancer and neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Driver will share her personal journey and the experiences that led her to discover the deeper meaning of work.



Anne Kustner Haser

Anne Kustner Haser is the President and Design Principal of Anne Kustner Lighting Design (AKLD). She founded AKLD in 1994 and has since completed more than 1,000 architectural lighting and control system designs throughout the United States. Anne is originally from Wisconsin and attended Mount St. Mary's College.  She has navigated several health issues over the years and met each challenge with optimism and a sense of humor.   Through her professional work and love for lighting she strives to bring out the beauty in residential and commercial architecture.

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YumaPrep Leadership Program
2:00pm 2:00pm

YumaPrep Leadership Program

Yuma Prep Leadership Program

Explore what it means to lead with integrity and be a catalyst for positive change. YumaPrep offers leadership training and seminars, discussion forums and individual mentoring to girls who want to make a positive impact on the world.  The program offers girls the chance to make new friends from different schools and is lots of fun!


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Keep Our Girls Safe: Human Trafficking in Our Communities

Keep Our Girls Safe: Human Trafficking in Our Communities

Keep Our Girls Safe: Human Trafficking in Our Communities

Yuma Center invites representatives from law enforcement and former trafficked persons for a morning discussion on human trafficking in our area.  

Hear the story of Barbara Amaya, a sex trafficking survivor and Bill Woolf, a law enforcement officer, identify what is is, where it is happening, and what it looks like. 


October 7, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Yuma Center:

4101 Yuma Street, NW

Washington, DC 20016


Help Us Keep Teens Safe.  

Open to men and women, ages 21 and older.

FREE ADMISSION, Space is limited.





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Slow Fashion: The Social Impact of Thoughtful Consumption

Slow Fashion: The Social Impact of Thoughtful Consumption

The Social Impact of Thoughtful Consumption


Yuma Center presents in partnership with

Fashion Intelligence

An instructional workshop to benefit Yuma Center and clothing drive to benefit Success In Style.


Saturday, September 30, 2017

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

at Yuma Center

4101 Yuma St. NW  |  Washington, DC 20016

$30 per person  /  $15 per student (by September 29)

$35 (on September 29 and at the door)

Bring along gently-used men's and women's clothing as your donation to Success in Style.

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Want to Write a Winning College Essay?
9:30am 9:30am

Want to Write a Winning College Essay?

You are Invited to a half-day

College Essay Seminar

for Rising High School Seniors

Taught by Brittany Baldwin, Speechwriter



9:30-10:15 AM - introductory talk and tips

10:15-11:00 AM - working session

11:00-12:00 AM - one-on-one coaching

12:00-12:30 PM- concluding take-away message

*Participants should bring drafts of their college essays if they have them, or essay ideas!  They should also bring a laptop or a work pad.



Sign Up HERE

Limited to 15 spots.

Cost: $50 - materials included

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Culture in the Courtyard: Networking Event for Professionals
7:00pm 7:00pm

Culture in the Courtyard: Networking Event for Professionals

Professional women are invited to join us for appetizers, drinks and an evening of great conversation!

featuring comments by

Rebecca Shah

"The Unique Contribution of Women on the  International Stage"

Rebecca Samuel Shah is a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. Shah is also a senior fellow and associate director of the South and Southeast Asia Action Team at the Religious Freedom Institute and a research fellow at the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, where she is the principal investigator for the Religion and Economic Empowerment Project (REEP) funded by the Templeton Religion Trust. She is the project leader of a research initiative on religion, entrepreneurship, and economic development in the modern world, entitled “Holy Avarice: Religion and the Re-enchantment of Modern Capitalism,” which is funded by the Religion and Innovation in Human Affairs program of the Historical Society in Boston. In addition, Shah is the principal investigator for a research project on the effects of tithing and thrift on the enterprising poor in Bangalore, India, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Shah was an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project, as well as a part of its Christianity and Freedom Project.  (Source:


$15 on-line or at the door

Please RSVP below if you plan to come!


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Yuma Mother's Club Potluck Lunch

Yuma Mother's Club Potluck Lunch

Year-end Potluck Lunch!

June 10, 2016

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Help us close the year and bring a dish to share! See you in September!

Calling all mothers who wish they had a place to go, hang out, talk to other adults, learn something interesting... AND have their kids taken care of.

Our new mother's club at Yuma Study Center meets monthly on the third Tuesday (excluding July and August). You'll enjoy coffee and treats while listening to a presenter and socializing.


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