Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC) held its annual fundraiser on Oct. 18 at the Barcroft Community House. Funds raised will be used to support the new Immigrant Women Empowerment Project to assist immigrant women who often face the challenges of transportation, a language barrier and day care for children. Above are Andres Tobar, SEEC executive director with Andrew Schneider, Thrive executive director, and Sally Diaz-Wells, Our Lady Queen of Peace minister. They were this year’s recipients of the annual Emily diCicco Humanitarian award for their assistance to the immigrant community. Others pictured are the board of SEEC as well as the project director of the new Immigrant Women Empowerment Project, Rosalia Fajardo, second from right.