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July 2014

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Sarah Newman, Cornerstones; Samantha Lawrence, Airbus and Janet Hubbell, Fairfax County NCS pose with Airbus' first year partner placque!

"In less than 4 months I have had 3 very different interactions with OP3 - in all meetings the staff was top notch, the tools invaluable, and the insights I gathered, significant. Thank you for such a wonderful resource."

Christine Peterson
President, Friends of Richard Byrd Library



Partnership Success!

Congrats to OP3 staff for recent recognition of some successful partnerships.

The Fairfax County team who planned the "50+ Employment Expo" will be honored July 25th with an OPA Award for the successful fair, which brought in more than 1200 job seekers and 30 employers. The Washington Post sponsored keynote speaker career coach Joyce Hubbell was a big hit!

Additionally, several OP3 staff were honored by the Neighborhood and Community Services Department for their partnering work on Stuff the Bus and VEX Robotics.


Cox & Connect2Compete

Connect2Compete (C2C) is an initiative that aims to bring low income students and families online by providing discounted high-speed Internet, low-cost computers and free digital literacy training to families. It's a national program run by the nonprofit Everyone's On in partnership with leading cable companies. Locally, it's offered in by Cox Communications, which launched the "Connect" program in Virginia in the spring of 2013.

Fairfax County is an enthusiastic supporter of Cox's program

Give & Get Involved

Companies that Care!

Training & Resources

Collect for Kids

School may have just ended, but the collection of school supplies for this fall is in full swing. More than 47,000 FCPS students qualify for free and reduced lunch and purchasing new school supplies is simply not in many family's budgets! That's where Collect for Kids comes in. Collect for Kids donates new supplies to kids that need them so they can fit in and start the year right. Help by donating today:

  • Visit the website to donate directly
  • Check out our partners and give directly to their individual drives
  • Go to any Apple Federal Credit Union to donate.
  • Visit select Starbucks and leave your donation in their lobby.
  • Tweet or post about your donation using #Collect4Kids.

There's nothing like the feeling of a new backpack to make learning fun! Help make that happen!


Airbus Partners with Cornerstones

Airbus Americas headquarters located in Herndon is more than just the US headquarters for Airbus and its Americas Customer Service hub. It's also a terrific community partner whose generous donation of time and capital has helped Cornerstones operate a great summer program.

The Airbus' cash donation of $7000 and 30 volunteers has helped Cornerstones run two camps highlighting reading; photography and mixed media; and telescope and website building. Additionally, their generous donation helped the PEARLS group operate a three week summer chef camp. PEARLS is an all girls, 5th – 8th grade, group who meet weekly to participate in various activities including STEM oriented projects, art challenges and service learning.   The program supports positive self-image, leadership and friendship.

Kudos to Airbus for their great community partnership work! Their contributions make a difference in children's lives and also create the STEM workforce needed for our future.

July 24
8:00a-noon United Way Annual Members Conference
George Mason Arlington Campus, Founders Hall

July 30
Engaging For Impact 2014 - Best Practices for Volunteer Management Professionals
First Baptist Church Alexandria

August 12
RSVP Orientation
(Senior volunteering)
Central Library - Arlington

August 13
Lifetime Leadership Program Orientation
Leadership Fairfax
Vienna, VA





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