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Summer 2018

OP3 honored by the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia. Pictured: Roopal Mehta Saran, Literacy Council; Patricia Stevens, OP3; Wendy Lemieux, OP3; Jim Taylor, OP3; Anne Spear, Literacy Council Board.

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OP3 News

OP3 hasn't slowed down this summer.

We were recently honored to receive the Public Sector of the Year Award from the Literacy Council for our work facilitating the Destination Workforce partnership with the Doubletree. The graduates talk about how learning English changed their lives, which was very inspiring. Learn more about their work.

OP3 also assisted in the outreach and promotion of the Communities of Trust "School Safety in the Commonwealth" which featured statewide speakers talking about campus safety, threat assessments and the opioid crisis. See a recap.


Hands Only CPR Partnership

This spring Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships (OP3) facilitated a partnership between Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department, the American Heart Association, and Celebrate Fairfax to promote hands only CPR during National CPR and AED Awareness Week in June. The goal is to advocate for CPR and AED training to reduce death and disability from cardiac arrest by highlighting how easy it is to save a life. Working together on traditional and non-traditional promotion, the partnership encourages at least one person in every household to become CPR and AED trained so that they can act until help arrives.

Did you know that the CPR rules have changed from ABC (Airway, Breathing, and Chest Compressions) to CAB (Chest Compressions, Airway, and Breathing)?

Give & Get Involved

Companies that Care

Training & Resources

Beach Out-Support ARC of NOVA
Come to Clare and Don's Beach Shack Thursday, July 19th for a rousing good time, featuring music by the popular band Big Tow to support the work of ARC of NOVA. Be sure to buy your raffle tickets for some pretty spectacular gift baskets.

3rd Annual Workhouse Brewfest August 4
Spotlighting craft brews, artisan spirits, and fine wine along with great music, and artisan crafts! Get your tickets today. (Or volunteer and get reduced rates!)

First Responders Day on the Tysons Plaza
Come August 4 from 11a-3:00p to meet Fairfax County's finest First Responders and see fire trucks, police cars, Fairfax bomb dogs,  and even a helicopter landing. Partake in free family friendly activities such as face painting, balloons, music as you learn more about our fabulous First Responders and how to prepare you family for emergencies.

Arts in the Park
Come to this FREE family fun day that through live entertainment will forge a connection between kids and parks. Runs Wednesdays and Saturdays through August.

Volunteer for Adapted Aquatics
Fairfax County Park Authority needs volunteers to help students with disabilities learn basic water safety and swimming. Volunteers provide encouragement and assistance a few hours a week. Classes offered throughout the County.

George Mason University's Honors College: Challenge Some of Mason's Most Motivated Students

The Honors College seeks opportunities for its undergraduate students to work individually and in teams to address challenges faced by nonprofits and businesses.

Project timelines are September through April 2019. Program proposals are due August 17th. Questions?

Contact Kevin Stoy, the Honors Colleges' Director of External Partnerships, at kstoy@gmu.edu.

collect for kids

Helping 55,000 kids get backpacks and school supplies is a challenging, but rewarding task for local nonprofits.

Many companies in our area are helping to fill the needs. Here is only a partial listing... Can we add your name to this
Wall of Fame?

Thanks to these organizations who are partnering with Collect for Kids to provide backpacks and school supplies!

Apple Federal Credit Union
Campus Survival Kits
Fairfax Hospital Pediatrics
FOCUS North America
Keller Williams – Fairfax
Maximus Foundation
NTT Data
Rotary Clubs of Northern Virginia


Check out our calendar for more trainings, resources and ways to get involved.

July 24
United Way of the National Capital Area Annual Community Meeting: Focus on Census 2020
George Mason Arlington
Tickets $40

August 8
Nonprofit Summer Learning Series: Philanthropy's Interest in Racial Equity and What it Means for the Nonprofit Community
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
Booz Allen Hamilton
Tickets $45

August 9
The Accidental Volunteer Manager
Noon–1:30 PM
Volunteer Fairfax
Cost: $39 - $69

The Community Foundation for Norther Virginia's Business Women's Giving Circle is accepting grant applicatons applications starting July 23rd to support nonprofit organizations and schools that provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs to girls and young women, preschool through college age in Northern Virginia, with an emphasis on innovative program components such as entrepreneurship, leadership or mentorship.

Center for Nonprofit Advancement's EXCEL Award: July 13 deadline to nominate an Outstanding Nonprofit Executive Leader
For more than 35 years, the Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership (EXCEL) Award has recognized for than 35 outstanding chief executives among nonprofits in our region.

Deadline for the 2018 award is July 13. Download the nomination packet and get started!

Leadership Fairfax is accepting applications for its Emerging Leaders Program on a competitive basis until all slots are filled. Find out more at Leadership Fairfax's website.




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