Accessibility Resource FairThe SkillSource Center in Annandale is hosting an Accessibility Resource Fair May 18 11:00a-1:30p to help people with disabilities navigate their way to employment. Attendees will learn about: available accessibility options; assistance programs; find out about employment and support programs; and meet service providers from agencies that serve people with all types of disabilities.
Bike to Work Day May 18
Join thousands of others on May 18 for the annual Bike to Work Day. Join the growing movement hosted by Commuter Connections and the Washington Areal Bicyclist Association. There are more than 100 pit stops in D.C., MD, and VA. Be one of the first 20K registrants and receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a new bicycle.
Apply for the NVFS Care Awards
For more than 25 years, the CARE Awards have recognized family friendly policies and progressive companies moving the needle to make Northern Virginia a better place for everyone to work, live and play. Applications are due May 31. And, new this year, Northern Virginia Family Service Kicks off its CARE Awards Process with its First Virtual Week of Service to Promote Corporate Social Responsibility.
The 37th annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival comes to the Government Center June 8 – 10. Check out concerts, carnival rides, VIP experiences, crafts brew and local wines, family programming and nightly fireworks! Over 120 performances, including Good Charlotte, Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray, and Cracker.
This year Celebrate Fairfax! is partnering with OP3 , the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, and the American Heart Association to save lives. New CPR and AED techniques will be highlighted by special promotions including flash mobs, exhibits and demonstrations.
Taste of Reston June 16 & 17
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Reston, Northern Virginia's largest outdoor food festival features 2 days of samplings from the region's eateries, live music, beer and wine gardens, and much more. Taste of Reston is the largest outdoor food festival in the area and has been voted “Northern Virginia's Best Food Festival” by Virginia Living magazine.
In Fairfax County, Dominion Energy’s presence is felt, not only in the homes that they serve, but in the communities where so many of their employees live and work. Dominion Energy volunteers work alongside Assistance League of Northern Virginia (ALNV) volunteers to pack, load, and distribute over 15,000 bags of non-perishable food items annually to food insecure families at area schools as part of a “Weekend Food for Kids” (WFFK) program. In 2015, Dominion Energy was presented with the National Operation School Bell® Award of this. At neighboring Oak Hill Elementary School, regional Dominion Energy employees have participated in a lunch buddy mentoring program since 2011 referred to as “Oakie Pals.”
Another collaboration between Dominion Energy and the educational community is their support of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington’s Finance Park. As the home to the utilities “storefront” at Finance Park, Dominion Energy helps reach over 14,000 8th grade students who learn what it takes to power a home and how those costs play a role in their ability to be financially successfully in the future. Dominion employees also volunteer at J.A. leading students through interactive budgeting exercises in Finance Park.
Dominion Energy sponsored environmental education initiatives like Project Plant It! , a collaborative effort with The National Arbor Day Foundation to teach students about the importance of trees; builds outdoor classrooms like those Graham Road and Franklin Sherman Elementary; and supports Envirothon, a competitive environmental stewardship event involving student teams throughout Fairfax County and across the region; provides grants to install an array of photovoltaic solar panels on Rachel Carson Middle School.
Finally, Dominion Energy is proud to partner with both George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Community College to help further their reach to post-high school/adult learners with partnerships like GMU’s SURE (STEAM Undergraduates for Renewable Energy), and Northern Virginia Community College’s Engineering and Technician Pipeline initiative.
Dominion Energy knows that investing in top-quality educational programs creates tomorrow’s great leaders.
Check out our calendar for more trainings, resources and ways to get involved.
Corporate and Community Leaders Employment Summit: Expanding the Talent Pipeline for People with Disabilities
The ARC of Northern Virginia
Lockheed Martin, Arlington
Innovation Breakfast Series – Changing the Frame on Green Energy
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
8 am - 10:30 am
Board Leadership Training: Making Good Decisions for Your Organization
Tysons Chamber of Commerce
Understanding and Dealing with Trauma to Build Community Resilience
Northern Virginia Health Foundation
Business Education Series: Transforming Office IT in 2018 - Necessary Infrastructure and Budget to Help You, Not Burn You
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards
Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Ritz Carlton - Tysons
Looking for an Intern this Summer?
The Northern Virginia Educating Youth through Employment (EYE) program is a summer initiative that recruits, screens and matches youth ages 18-24. The EYE program will do the recruitment, pre-screening, and job readiness training for you, at minimal cost to your company. Find out how you can save both time and money by hiring a young worker through the EYE program here.