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February 2017

stuff the Bus 2017

Fairfax County's commitment to feeding Fairfax families enters its 6th year. The Stuff the Bus successful partnership between local nonprofits and grocery stores has delivered more than 160,000 meals to-date. Get involved by donating, volunteering or holding a food drive in your office!

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OP3 Supports Regional Nonprofit Forum

Join OP3, Greater McLean Chamber, United Way NCA and GMU Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy and Policy for a power-packed regional nonprofit forum on Leveraging Collective Capacity.

The next generation of leaders want to use their skills for profit and good. More than 50% of millennials say they would take a pay cut to find work that matches their values and 90% want to use their skills for social change. We can harness that energy to build our communities. A distinguished panel of leaders will provice you with practical tips you will be able to implement right away. Learn more and register.







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What does it take to be SMART? Well, for 8 local nonprofits partnering with 3 Fairfax County agencies, including OP3, it’s a workforce development plan to help employment-ready individuals master the skills needed to land a better position.

 “Shared Motivational Achievement and Readiness Training” or SMART is a curriculum-based program that is joint effort by 8 local nonprofits that develops and enhances job seekers skills.

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Training & Resources

Express Lanes Community Grant Programs – 
Transurban is accepting grant applications for the next quarter for their 495 and 95 Express Lanes Grant Program, and their 395 Express Lanes Grant Program. Deadline is March 31.  For more information visit the 495 and 95 Express Lanes Community Grant Program site or the 395 Express Lanes Community Grant Program site

Shelter House Changing Lives Breakfast
The Changing Lives Annual Benefit Breakfast to be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:30 am at the Westwood Country Club brings businesses and individuals in the community together to raise awareness about family homelessness and domestic violence.

Scholarships from the Community Foundation
The Community Foundation
for Northern Virginia is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 scholarships.  The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia manages ten scholarships and administers the funds for fifteen other scholarships that support Northern Virginia students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Each year, the Community Foundation awards over $200,000 to help nearly 80 Northern Virginia students attend the college of their choice. 

2017 marks the 275th anniversary of the founding of Fairfax County!
Throughout the year, a host of history-related events, lectures, and special exhibits are planned to commemorate and share the unique and dynamic history of the County.

Be a "History Maker" and take part in this year's 275th Commemoration by becoming an event sponsor or volunteer.  More information can be found at www.Fairfax275.org and on Facebook/Fairfax275.




Frank and Company

Frank & Company

Frank & Company, a local profession services firm, doesn’t let its size keep it from being mighty.

Their commitment to the community is as big as their commitment to their clients. They have been strong proponents of Fairfax County’s Stuff the Bus since its inception in 2011. This year their office collected and donated more than 445lbs of food and nonperishable items to support SHARE, Inc. And they have offered expertise for free to Fairfax County’s Financial Fitness for Employees Partnership by leading the workshop on tax preparation.

Thanks to Frank & Company for being Fairfax County community builders!




February 10
Leaders Accelerate!
Leadership Fairfax
Sheraton Tysons

February 16
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Volunteer Leadership:  The Art of Managing Up AND Down
Volunteer Fairfax

March 16
8:00 – 10:00a
Grow Your Business with Community Engagement Series – Keeping & Attracting Good People

March 19
Maker Faire NOVA
South Lakes HS and Hughes MS

March 21
8:30a - 1:30p
10th Annual Regional Non-Profit Forum
George Mason University
Arlington Campus






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