Worship Watch – Neighborhood Watch for Houses of Worship
Join the Fairfax County Police Department Crime Prevention Unit March 30 at 9:00a as they present a three-hour workshop about the "Worship Watch" program designed for houses of worship. This program is based on Neighborhood Watch principles of reporting suspicious activity and observation skills, and includes a presentation, “Securing the Faithful”, specifically addressing security concerns of houses of worship.
Shop for a Cause@ Whole Foods
Through March 31 support Shelter House and the environment when you shop at any Whole Foods in Northern Virginia. Every time a customer reuses a shopping bag, Whole Foods will donate a nickel to Shepherd House, which helps families experiencing homelessness and domestic violence.
Northern Virginia Positive Aging and Wellness Fair
Northern Virginia Positive Aging and Wellness Fair will be held on April 8th from 8:45a-4:00p and will offer tools and information to educate and inspire adults to achieve a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle as they age. Cohosted by Fairfax County, Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. and the Jewish Community Center of Norther Virginia, it features workshops, including a keynote address by NBC4’s Pat Collins, exhibitions, and a large tradeshow. Worthwhile for any person 50+ or anyone who cares for one.
Nonprofits! Mason Honors College Wants to Help You!Does your organization face a challenge that deserves more attention than your organization is currently able to handle? Mason Honors College wants to expand its Honors College Connects (HCC) program to provide more nonprofits access to highly-motivated Mason Honors College students who can solve the areas most pressing problems. If you have an idea for a collaborative project, fill out the application.
After 10 years, as Executive Director of the Office of Public Private Partnerships and 21 years with Fairfax County, Patti Stevens retired on March 1.
Drawing on her vast breadth of County and local knowledge added to endless enthusiasm, she gave life to literally hundreds of small and large partnerships, touching thousands of Fairfax County residents. From VEX Robotics, to Workforce Inclusion (WIN), to Economic Success, Workhouse Arts Center (and Brewfest) to Tour de Mt. Vernon, her fingerprints are ensconced in many successful Fairfax County programs.
Her next adventure will be traveling cross country, in a camper, with her husband Pat. Patti will be missed by many in our nonprofit, for profit and government families. We wish her well on the next phase of her life. And we aren't the only ones, below are a few excerpts of well wishes.
"I believe partnerships of all kinds are the future of successful delivery of public services, and Patti has been a very effective apostle."
"Our community is so much richer due to your leadership!"
"You have made a positive difference in Fairfax County!"
"Thank you for all that you did to support the work of Fairfax County Public Schools."
Check out our calendar for more trainings, resources and ways to get involved.
Innovate: what Dulles is doing to deploy SMART City concepts
Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
Reston Chamber: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
Made in Fairfax Forum
Fairfax County Office of Community Revitalization
Fairfax County Gov't Ctr
Lean Innovation for Social Good Partnership Forum
George Mason Arlington Campus
Leadership Fairfax BOS Breakfast
Fairview Park Marriott
The Women's Conference
Shelter House Changing Minds Breakfast
Westwood Country Club
Building Corporate Partnerships
Washington Area Grant Makers Association (WRAG)