Each and every day, Northern Virginia Family Service responds to the diverse needs of our region. Our needs are evolving as we respond to the impact of recent events on the families in our community. We ask for your partnership in supporting the needs of the diverse populations we serve. Click here to learn more.
20 Years of Transforming Lives at Training Futures
“At Training Futures, I gained the skills and confidence to change my life. When I first enrolled, I was a young single mom in public housing receiving Medcaid and food stamps. Fourteen years later, I’ve been promoted twice in my career with Fairfax County, bought a home and put my son through college so that he can achieve more than I did.” – Tyneca Jeffries, 2003 alumna
Tyneca is one of 2,100 Training Futures alumni over the last 20 years who has succeeded in lifting themselves out of poverty by achieving meaningful, empowering careers.
Please join us for the Training Futures 20th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at LMI in Tysons. Click here to RSVP.
What makes Training Futures stand out from other job training programs?
75 percent of graduates secure full-time, livable wage employment within six months after graduation.
Last year, 106 graduates increased their salary by 79 percent to an average of $15.01 per hour. Their income potential steadily increases over time. As a result, in the long term, graduates consistently report a decrease in reliance on public assistance and a significant increase in savings.
Check out these 20 ways that Training Futures prepares job trainees for success.
Corporate Partner Spotlight: Hogan Lovells
The sheer enthusiasm each person at Hogan Lovells brings with him or her to volunteer truly makes this company stand out from the crowd. Hogan Lovells does everything from serving as an internship site for Training Futures trainees, participating in the Strikes for Stronger Families bowl-a-thon to support our SERVE Campus, preparing and serving meals for our shelter residents, to organizing the vast array of donations at our Falls Church thrift store. Company employees have also presented on career journey panels at Training Futures, and the company has hired graduates for permanent administrative positions. Hogan Loverlls embraces its volunteer work with spirit and gusto!
In addition to the many activities that Hogan Lovells has helped us with in the past, the company continues to find new ways to give back, from sharing new ideas to improve program processes to sponsoring the upcoming Training Futures 20th Anniversary event to collecting and assembling “welcome-home kits” for homeless individuals and families who are transitioning into permanent housing.
We want to take this moment to send a special thank you to Hogan Lovells for partnering with NVFS to positively impact our clients and give back to the community, wherever help is needed!
“Make Good Cents”: In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Macy’s Bag Hunger campaign, the Macy’s Manassas Mall location will offer customers the opportunity to “Make Good Cents” by rounding up their purchase to the nearest dollar. By rounding up your purchase from March 1 – March 19, the difference will be donated to the SERVE Campus. So, if the weather has you thinking about your spring wardrobe, now is a great time to shop and support NVFS’ SERVE Campus.
April 5: #Spring@ACTion – We believe every child born into this world deserves love and to be raised in the most nurturing environment possible. And we believe that every parent or caregiver deserves to have the support and resources necessary to raise that child in a nurturing way. On April 5, join Healthy Families Alexandria as we #Spring2ACTion to raise $7,000+ to help every parent and child reach their full potential. Contact <Alyssa Lee for more details.
April 9: Gratitude Grille – Save the date for the 2nd annual Gratitude Grille volunteer community luncheon on Sunday, April 9, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Cabot Creamery will again drive its Cabot Farmers’ Gratitude Grille food truck down to Northern Virginia to make gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Stay tuned for more details!
National Volunteer Week: Save the date to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism with us during National Volunteer Week from April 23 – 29. Stay tuned for details!
BCCS Advisory Council
If you believe in the importance of fostering community support to end homelessness in the Bailey’s Crossroads community, this is your opportunity. The Bailey’s Crossroads Ccommunity Shelter (BCCS) Community Advisory Council is reconvening this spring, and we invite you — residents, businesses, civic officials, nonprofits and faith organizations — to play a central role in finding viable solutions to end homelessness and improve the safety and prosperity of our community! To learn more, please contact Meagan Perkins, Community and Volunteer Engagement Specialist, at email@example.com or 703.820.7621 x.216.
The BCCS Community Advisory Council goals:Neighbors, businesses, civic and faith partners and others join together with BCCS to build strong community relationships, provide essential and relevant feedback on BCCS programs, identify strategies and actions to address community concerns, and engage with the public on broader issues of community concern.
Volunteer Opportunities of the Month
Life Skills at Bailey’s Shelter: Click here to find out how you can help.
Help young children thrive in their learning environment. Click here to find out how you can help.
Interpreters are urgently needed, especially for Spanish, Arabic, Mongolian, French and American Sign Language (ASL). Click here to find out how you can help.
Grounds clean-up at Bailey’s Shelter: Great group or team-building opportunity! Click here to learn more.
Help us drive out hunger and stop food waste. Click here to find out how you can help.
Help hungry families access food assistance.Click here to find out how you can help.
Northern Virginia Family Service 10455 White Granite Dr, Suite 100, Oakton, VA 22124 571.748.2500
“Because of NVFS, we are able to build our family both with ‘forever’ children through adoption and ‘forever in our heart’ children through foster care. NVFS will always hold a special place in our hearts!”