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June 2013


Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn, OP3 Business and Technology Manager Karen Fuentes and Cox Senior Vice President and General Manager Gary McCollum are pictured at the ceremony at Murraygate Villages Community Center CLCP for the launch of Connect2Compete, a broadband adoption program for children. 


Cox and OP3 Launch Connect2Compete

It's been said that it's not the journey but the destination. In 2010 Cox Communications and OP3 worked together to start Broadband CNCT which sought to connected an underserved local neighborhood with high-speed broadband access at a discounted service rate. Refurbished computers were provided to families with FCPS children along with education software and training on how to use school and community internet resources to strengthen family connections with school and improve academic outcomes. Now this program has become part of the national model for Connect2Compete. In the digital age computers and the computer access is required for computer success and Cox has made that a reality for many low income families who otherwise would not be able to afford computers and the internet service.

Park Hosts Amateur Golf Championship

On July 15-20th the Fairfax County Park Authority's Laurel Hill Golf Club will host the 88th meeting of the U.S. Golf Association's Amateur Public Links (APL) Championship. More than 3000 players attempted to qualify for the 156 spots in the championship field.  The competitors will be competing for the James Standish trophy and a possible invitation to the Masters Tournament.  One of only 13 championships run by the USGA, qualifiers must be amateur golfers who are bona fide public course golfers with a USGA handicap index of 4.4 or better. It is open to amateur golfers who are bona fide public-course players and who hold a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 4.4.

Laurel Hill Golf Course, located on the grounds of the former D.C. Corrections Facility at Lorton, Read More>>


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Have a Community Project?

Each year, Leadership Fairfax solicits community service projects from local non-profits for our Emerging Leaders Institute and Honors College Connects teams to work on. Interested non-profits who would like to find out more about these projects are invited to call Moniek at 703.752.7504. Proposals will be accepted in August 2013.



Dominion is one of the nation's largest electric power and natural gas companies. In Virginia, operating as Dominion Virginia Power with close to 2.5 million electric customers, it demonstrates corporate responsibility by investing in the community, supporting local diverse businesses and practicing responsible environmental stewardship. In 2012, Dominion, its charitable foundation, and employees donated more than $20 million and 165,000 volunteer hours in the areas it serves.

One example of their work is their support for the Assistance League of Northern Virginia's Weekend Food for Kids program that helps deliver food to children of low income families in the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, and Prince William County who rely on subsidized meals on school days. In 2012, Dominion Virginia Power provided a Foundation grant of $20,000 to expand the program and raise the level of coverage of eligible students to 80% at the schools currently served. Dominion also used their facilties to pack and prepare the food and their fleet to deliver it. They further worked with the Assistance League of Northern Virginia to help spread the word about the program and assisted the League in leveraging the grants from Dominion to get other corporate support throughout the region.

Hats off to Dominion for their support of this region and kids in need. You can learn more about Dominion at www.dom.com, follow them on twitter @domvapower, or like them on Facebook.

The Art of Grant Writing
July 13, 2013
Alexandria, VA
For additional information contact Gina Cocomello, Gina@ComputerCORE.org or 703 931-7346 x 102 Grant Center


Notice: The Grants Research and Training Center (GRTC) will be closed from July 8-12 while they relocate from Suite 329 to Suite 432 (the Office of Public Private Partnerships)in the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA. They will reopen in our new location on Monday, July 15, 2013.

Hours of operation will remain the same: 10 am to 4pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and 10am to 4:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

If you need to access the resources of the Foundation Center during the closed period, please visit one of the other Cooperating Collections in the area. If you have any questions please call at 703.324.8343.

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