Education

Partnership Update – October 2021

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They Signed on the Dotted Line

Food Necessary Food

Because food insecurity and hunger are deterrents to learning, our friends at Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) have thoughtfully established a Needs-Based Donations Ignite Partnership with Chantilly High School.woman sitting at desk signing papers

Thanks to WFCM, 100+ students will be provided free supplemental food each week. As a part of this partnership, WFCM funded an electrical outlet conversion at the school to suit a loaned industrial size refrigerator. As many as ten WFCM employees will share the weekly duties of stocking the fridge with perishable foods supplementing Chantilly High School’s existing food pantry.

According to WFCM Executive Director Harmonie Taddeo, “When they reached out to partner, the Chantilly High School team made clear their focus on mitigating food insecurity amongst their students. We look forward to reducing hunger at Chantilly HS and working with additional schools in western Fairfax County.” WFCM serves individuals and families of all ages, religions, and nationalities all over central and western Fairfax County. Thank you.

A Superior Partnership

student standing in auto repair shopThanks to a new partnership with Superior Auto Care, students participating in several of our high school Automotive Technology and Automotive Collision courses will take part in career exploration programs.

Four of Superior Auto Care’s locations are in Fairfax County and in coordination with our Career and Technical Education team and the auto teachers at Annandale, Falls Church, and South Lakes High Schools; and Chantilly, and Edison Academies, we’ve established five new workforce development Ignite Partnerships.

The partnership extends beyond the auto shop’s nuts-n-bolts garages, and into the front and back offices of Superior Auto Care – management, bookkeeping, marketing, etc. At least 20 students, likely many more, will be served by this partnership. Thank you.

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