NEWH/DC Community Give Back – Howard University Interior Design Program

Howard University is a historically black university located in Washington, DC, known for its prestigious programs and rich cultural heritage. Among its offerings, Howard houses the only interior design program at a historically black college or university (HBCU) in DC.

Unfortunately, due to being underfunded, the program lacks sufficient resources for students to thrive, impacting their ability to excel and develop their skills fully. In response, NEWH (Network for Executive Women in Hospitality | The Hospitality Network) Washington, DC’s Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (EID) committee has undertaken a mission to support the program by revamping its space to inspire students and enhance their design projects.

As part of this effort, we are seeking vendors willing to donate new material binders and FF&E to furnish two classrooms. This effort would be to refresh the materials library and better represent the interior product offerings available to students. In addition, students would be able to have a more inspiring workspace.

If you are interested in contributing to these efforts or other sponsoring opportunities, please contact Jessica Casiano (NEWH EID Director) and Nicole Lashae Ben (NEWH Membership Director) at [email protected]. Thank you!

Sign up below for the day you’d like to volunteer:

  • Day One (June 14)Clean and DisposalRemove old furniture and out of dates materials/finishes
  • Day Two (June 28)PaintRefresh existing paint, we would also like to have a mural painted or mural wallcovering installed in the library to make it an inviting, creative space
  • Day Three (July 12)Product Delivery Day Unbox/organize donations received, and manufacturers drop off up-to-date finishes/materials
  • Day Four (July 19)Install and Set up Build furniture/casegoods, arrange furniture placement

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