Speakers bureau

Recommendation form

CFLS Speakers Bureau Recommendation Form

The CFLS Speakers Bureau is a place where women who have been victimized, homeless, and incarcerated learn to speak publicly about their lived experiences thus educating the community about their needs while spreading the message about this growing issue.  The above individual has requested your support in applying for the next Speakers Bureau cohort.  We are most interested in your appraisal of the individual’s skills and potential as well as demonstrated abilities and character.  While we expect recommendations to be positive, a balanced view of the candidate is most helpful to the selection committee. Please answer the questions below in a detailed manner, noting in particular any examples that illustrate the candidate’s maturity and initiative.


Please address the following in a letter of recommendation (two page maximum) or you may simply fill out the form below.


1. How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?


2. What do you consider to be the applicant’s most outstanding qualities and abilities?

3. Describe a specific instance where you saw the applicant demonstrate those qualities/abilities.

4. One of the intentions of this program is to develop members as leaders and agents of change. Please comment on what you see as the applicant’s potential in these areas.

Click here to download the recommendation application.

Thanks for submitting!

Please email your letter or this completed form to mgsmith@cflsdc.org, no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 20th, 2019.  If you have questions please contact Miracle Golden Smith.

current, ongoing and upcoming events

Throughout the year, CFLS hosts a number of special events aimed at raising funds and educating the community about the causes and consequences of homelessness and the unique plights faced by women reintegrating back into society after a period of incarceration.




Walk & 5k To End H I V


To School


Christmas Drive Adopt-A-Family Program