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Prince William Resident Trains Community Members to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Provided by SCAN of Northern Virginia Tracy Leonard is a nonprofit professional, a mother and—since 2015—a child sexual abuse prevention trainer. Since joining the staff at SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) of Northern Virginia, based in Alexandria, she has trained more than 500 individuals in a curriculum known as Stewards of Children. The training, developed by national organization Darkness to …

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Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

Provided by Volunteer Prince William Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William is looking for volunteers to tutor adults who wish to improve their lives through literacy. Previous tutoring experience is not needed as their training series will give you all the skills needed to be successful. The next Tutor Training Workshop is Saturday, March 18th (8:45 a. m. -4:00 p. m.) with …

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Prince William County Bar Association increases Pro bono Legal Services

Provided by Prince William County Bar Association The PWC Bar Association launched an initiative in 2016 to encourage greater participation by its members in pro bono programs. The initiative was inspired by the Virginia Access to Justice Commission’s concern about the decline in funding for legal services across the state. Members of the PWC Bar were encouraged to increase their …

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Beth Schomp: Keeping It in the Family

By Olivia Overman In 2012, Prince William Living introduced readers to Beth Schomp, a Woodbridge resident and “master juggler of motherhood and business.” A woman with business in her blood, Schomp’s entrepreneurial nature and her passion for helping people, continues to see her thrive. Today, Schomp continues to work out of her home as a national director for a company she describes …

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Cook in Tuscany of Haymarket Donates Two Tuscan Trips; Supports Comfort Cases’ Foster Kids

Provided by ASHA Public Relations, LLC Cook in Tuscany of Haymarket donated two Tuscan culinary tours for the Comfort Cases, based in Silver Spring, Md. The live and silent auctions offered several trips and luxury packages. For more information about the tour, go to cookintuscany.com.     The winners of the Cook in Tuscany culinary tours will be able treat themselves …

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Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

Provided by Volunteer Prince William How would you like to take a two-hour lunch and do super stuff in that time?  Being a Meals on Wheels volunteer driver to deliver a noon meal to homebound seniors is just the answer!  Come be part of this wonderful team of volunteers who go out five days a week to share a warm …

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Westminster Ingleside Foundation: Ensuring the Senior Years Remain Golden

By Emma Young Westminster Ingleside Foundation Executive Director Robert Lancelotta has seen the personal difference the organization makes. It provides financial assistance for residents of Westminster senior living communities, who have outlived their own income and assets at any Westminster site: Lake Ridge, Virginia; King Farm, Maryland; or Rock Creek, Washington, DC. At one site, a resident told Lancelotta she …

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Agnes L. Colgan Legacy Lives on With Community Service Award

By Helena Tavares Kennedy No doubt you have heard of Senator Charles J. Colgan, for whom the new high school in Prince William is named, but have you heard of Agnes Colgan, his late wife of more than 52 years She’s quite an important figure for the Prince William region and there is an award given out to local not-for-profit …

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Call to action: Volunteer opportunities in Greater Prince William

Provided by Volunteer Prince William Spring must be right around the corner, so mark your calendars for the Powell’s Creek Cleanup on Saturday February 25th at 9:00 a. m. Please dress for the weather that day.  Cleanup supplies are provided.  You’ll want to register for this event at pwtsc.org/event/powells-creek-cleanup-Saturday-february-25-2017.  You can call Neil at Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition …

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