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Students Honored for Outstanding Achievements

Pat Foltz, Esq., President of the PWC Bar Foundation, Jasmine, who received the Jazz4Justice Beat the Odds Scholarship, and her nominator, Jamie Lechner with New Directions

The Prince William County Bar Association recently honored nine outstanding youth at the annual Beat the Odds (BTO) Banquet and Award Ceremony.  These children and young adults came in contact with the local juvenile justice system due to abuse, neglect, or otherwise difficult living environments that made it impossible for them to develop and thrive.  And yet they excelled, socially …

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Stonewall Middle School Students Selling Socks and Changing Lives

Stonewall Middle School students at SERVE

Buying a pair of socks may seem trivial, but for students at Stonewall Middle School, it meant making a difference. A group of dedicated middle schoolers sold 300 pairs of socks, enough to purchase a prosthetic leg for an amputee and provide 100 pairs of socks to a local homeless shelter. Each year, eighth grade students in Roberta Bosak’s gifted education …

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Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Celebrates 40 Years of Impact

Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

  The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has announced plans to celebrate and honor its  40th anniversary at the 2018 Raise the Region Gala on Friday, October 5. The gala will be held at the McLean Hilton. “Since our inception in 1978, we have directed more than $50 million charitable dollars to people in need across our region and beyond,” said …

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Motorcycle Clubs Unite to Help Veterans and Rescue Dogs

June 16, 2018, Dale City, VA- Dozens of people gather quietly in a circle to pray dressed in leather vests and riding chaps, and then climb on their motorcycles and ride to support a cause. Semper K9 Assistance Dogs held their first annual poker run this weekend which was hosted by the Dale City Moose Lodge. A total of 57 …

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Manassas City Public Schools Honors PWC Bar Association

Manassas City School Board 2018

The Manassas City School Board honored the PWC Bar Association at a recent school board meeting for the many programs sponsored in partnership with school administrative officials during the 2017-2018 school year.  Of note are the Character Counts! Essay Contest, the Court Tours/Mock Trial Program and the Rule of Law Project for middle school students, and the “So You’re 18” …

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Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

Volunteer Prince William weekly list of volunteer opportunities

CASA Children’s Intervention Services needs volunteer advocates to help protect abused and neglected children in our community. You’ll receive training to give you all the skills needed to help these kids.  Please email Suzanne at [email protected] to learn more about the program and register for the next orientation session. Astar Education Institute in Manassas invites recent college graduates to check …

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Potomac Health Foundation Awards Grants

Potomac Health Foundation awarded $1,791,865 in Howard L. Greenhouse Large Grants to address mental and behavioral health in the eastern Prince William County, Lorton, and North Stafford communities. Mental health is a focus area of the Foundation 2017-2020 strategic plan, along with access to health care and capacity building. The Foundation’s mission to improve the health of the community by …

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Prince William Conservation Alliance Named ‘One of the Best’ Nonprofits

  Provided by Prince William Conservation Alliance After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected Prince William Conservation Alliance (PWCA) to be part of the Class of 2018-2019. Prince William Conservation Alliance has undergone a rigorous review process conducted by a team of more than 120 experts in the local philanthropic field, and has met  the Catalogue’s high standards. …

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VA STAR Donation to Family of 10

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Virginia STAR (VA STAR) recently awarded 10 computers to a Prince William County family with 10 children, providing needed tools for successful students. VA STAR is a state-wide student training and refurbishment program administered by SPARK Education Foundation and Prince William County Public Schools. “To me this is such a blessing,” said the …

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Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

Volunteer Prince William weekly list of volunteer opportunities

ACTS in Dumfries invites you to the next NAMI Family to Family Education Program, beginning June 19.  This is a free 12-session education program for family, partners, and friends of adults living with mental illness. This course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. Thousands of …

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