Cassandra Hetherington

Cleveland Park Main Street Manager

Born in Ohio and raised in New Orleans, Cassandra Hetherington has lived in DC since 2000. She spent several years working in arts administration at Washington Performing Arts Society and The Kennedy Center while also volunteering at Community of Hope’s  (COH) Columbia Heights transitional housing program for families experiencing homelessness. In 2002 she transitioned to working full time at COH as Volunteer Manager. She left COH to have a son and enrolled in the MSW program at The Catholic University of America (CUA). As an MSW candidate she interned at Sasha Bruce Youthworks, providing in-home case management to families in Wards 7 and 8 and at So Others Might Eat (SOME) in the Advocacy Department.  

 

After graduation from CUA, Cassandra worked for three years as a Program Coordinator at Marie Reed Elementary School for Everybody WinsDC!, and since then has devoted her time to volunteer work at Thrive DC, and at her son’s elementary school, Janney, where she organized the Used Book Sale and served as the school’s liaison with Thrive DC. When her son entered Alice Deal Middle School, she focused on her own neighborhood and volunteered with Uptown Main Street while also serving as a contributing writer for Petworth News, with a focus on Kennedy Street NW and Manor Park. Recently she was Co-Vice President of Fundraising for the Alice Deal Community Association and with her partner, raised over $200,000 for the school during the pandemic.

Cassandra holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from The Catholic University in Washington, DC, a Graduate Level Certificate in Nonprofit Management from George Washington University and an Undergraduate Degree in English Literature from Louisiana State University. She and her husband parent their teen son and she owns a small greeting card business called 51St State Photography. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling, exploring D.C., and listening to almost any genre of music.   

Cassandra holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from The Catholic University in Washington, DC, a Graduate Level Certificate in Nonprofit Management from George Washington University and an Undergraduate Degree in English Literature from Louisiana State University. She and her husband parent their teen son and she owns a small greeting card business called 51St State Photography. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling, exploring D.C., and listening to almost any genre of music.