Day to Serve & 9/11 Events

Day to Serve & 9/11 Events

This past weekend marked the beginning of, not only the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, but also the Day to Serve multi-state initiative (Sept. 9-Oct. 10). Organizations, including Virginia’s AmeriCorps programs, kicked off the month-long service event by hosting and participating in projects from food pantry collections to park cleanups. In Arlin ...

Update on Hurricane Assistance

Update on Hurricane Assistance

Now that the flood waters are beginning to recede, ways in which you and your organization can help out are coming to light. Is your organization already collecting donations or money? Here are some important tips for how and where to send them so that these donations get to those who need them. Tips on Donations The overwhelming generosity of the ...

Innovation in Education Awards

Innovation in Education Awards

Governor McAuliffe is seeking nominations for the inaugural Governor’s Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Education.  These awards recognize outstanding education professionals, teams of professionals, community partnerships, schools and divisions for excellence and achievement in a variety of categories. Nominations are open to individuals, ...

Careers Expo for Youth

Careers Expo for Youth

There's a gap between learning and work for our students. In an effort to make strides in bridging that gap, the United Way of Southwest Virginia, Ignite, and United Way Volunteer Center will present this exciting event! The Careers Expo for Youth, September 26-27, will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Abingdon. The event is an extension ...

Helping Texas Hurricane Victims

Helping Texas Hurricane Victims

The Corporation for National and Community Service understands that many of us want to help the residents of Texas experiencing Hurricane Harvey right now. They've provided some reminders about what to do when disaster strikes that they encourage you to take to heart and share with friends and relatives. Do not self-deploy as a volunteer to a dis ...

Be a School of Service!

Be a School of Service!

Every student deserves the opportunity to acquire the skills they need to be successful in life - skills like empathy, creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Unfortunately, there is a gap - especially in underserved communities - between what youth are learning and what skills are needed to thrive. That's why this school year, ...

Fairfax Churches Join for Service

Fairfax Churches Join for Service

Attention individuals and organizations in Northern Virginia! Multiple service opportunities are available in the Fairfax County area for Day to Serve, September 9-October 10. Thanks to the partnership between the Fairfax County Clergy and Leadership Council and Day to Serve, various houses of worship are joining together in unified service. If your ...

Plan Now for Day to Serve

Plan Now for Day to Serve

Last year, there were more than 1,500 service events hosted across Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC, as part of Day to Serve, September 9-October 10. More than 64,000 individuals spent time serving their communities by collecting food, cleaning parks, and more! Please commit now to being a part of this incredible service event whic ...

9/11 Day of Service

9/11 Day of Service

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups, who worked to establish the charitable service day as a forward-looking way to honor the sacrifice of those who were lost and who united in response to 9/11. In 2009, Congress design ...

Volunteers Needed for Galax Event

Volunteers Needed for Galax Event

Volunteers Needed! Volunteers are needed for set up/clean up for Rooftopof Virginia's Back to School Fashion Fundraiser, August 5, in Galax, Virginia. Volunteers are needed before and after the event (between 12-3pm). Anyone interested can email Camille Garcia at cgarcia@rooftopofvirginia.com. ...

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