Building Bridges To The Future
The Training Source Celebrates 25 Years of Community Service
When Mitchellville resident Evelyn Kim Rhim left IBM in October 1993 to start a community-based nonprofit organization, she had no idea what the next 25 years would bring. She only knew she was called to help others primarily through job training. “It has been far more difficult than I thought it would be, but I am incredibly proud of the impact of our work on individuals, families and communities,” says Rhim, founder and executive director of the Training Source, Inc.
A quarter-century later and with a variety of programs offered, The Training Source is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with dinner and an auction. The event – “Engineers for Excellence: Building Bridges to the Future” – takes place Nov. 1 at the Metro Points Hotel in New Carrollton.
The Training Source has received numerous awards and been featured in print and broadcast media. The organization stands among a handful of Prince George’s County’s 4000-plus nonprofits that have earned the coveted Standards For Excellence® accreditation, based on operating at the highest level of ethics and accountability in the nonprofit sector. The organization is also GuideStar® Platinum rated, a distinction held by less than one percent of nonprofits nationwide. Additionally, Rhim has been honored by the NAACP, Maryland Black Mayors and the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce.
“I know our survival has been a faith-walk and the result of fantastic partners who believe in and support our work,” she says.
“The Training Source represents excellence in the nonprofit sector,” says County Executive Rushern L. Baker III. “It is an honor to salute the outstanding contributions that the organization provides to our community. I commend you for the important work you do to improve all levels of economic diversity by giving people the skills they need to obtain employment.”
Prince George’s County Council is the Honorary Host Committee and Reach Media Correspondent Ebony McMorris will be the emcee. Proceeds from the event will benefit unemployed and underemployed individuals who need training to secure employment and enable better support of themselves and their families.
For information on ticket purchase, making a donation or more, visit www.thetrainingsource.org
Or contact Kim Rhim 301-499-8872 or firstname.lastname@example.org