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Aug
6
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Announcing the Class of 2020
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PRESS RELEASE

August 6, 2019

Contact: Andrea Money, Leadership Prince William

Phone: 571-765-7568

Email: andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org

Web: leadershipprincewilliam.org

 

Leadership Prince William Announces Class of 2020

Leadership Prince William is pleased to announce the members of their Signature Program Class of 2020. The class members will kick off their year with an Opening Retreat at Skyland Resort September 19 and 20. From there the class will meet one business day per month through June; viewing Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park through a new lense during each session. Session topics range from History and Government to Health and Human Services, providing a comprehensive look at the community while participants discover more about their own leadership styles and how to better engage those in their sphere of influence.

The members of the Leadership Prince William Signature Program Class of 2020 are:

  • Ryan Allday, Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue
  • Amanda Baity, Semper K9 Assistance Dogs
  • Uma Alexandra Beepat, Lotus Wellness Center
  • Julie Billingsley, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
  • Kaytera Caison, Apple Federal Credit Union
  • Jacqueline Connor, George Mason University
  • Jennifer Coppola. FirstLight Home Care of Woodbridge
  • Bernard Davis, Manassas City Public Schools
  • Erin Flynn, B&W Associates
  • Reginald Garland, Ride-Rite Mobile Oil Change, LLC
  • Lazaro Gonzalez, Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Eveie Green, Genuine Gamechanger Consulting
  • Amanda Hamm, City of Manassas
  • Stuart Jackson, ACTS of Prince William, Inc.
  • Justin Jordan, Novant Health UVA Health System
  • Erika Lytle, Lake Manassas Health & Rehabilitation
  • Kristen Marbury, Manassas Park City Schools
  • Paige Meade, P Meade Consulting
  • Jinnae Monroe, Professionals by Design, LLC
  • Holly Morello, Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission
  • John Nguyen, NOVEC
  • Tony Overstreet, Prince William County Sheriff’s Office
  • Steve Rakoff, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Tiara Reddick, Youth for Tomorrow
  • Lucrecia Reyes, Lucrecia Designs, LLC
  • John Rodriguez, Matthew’s Center for Visual Learning
  • Jessica Root, House of Mercy
  • Steve Schrank, City of Manassas Department of Public Works
  • Lawrence Schuster, Youth for Tomorrow
  • Donna Shipman, The Arc of Greater Prince William/INSIGHT, Inc.
  • Brian Sipes, Prince William County Service Authority
  • Melanie Trabosh, City of Manassas Department of Social Services
  • Scott Vago, Prince William County Police Department
  • Andrea Van Wambeke, Sweeney Barn
  • Leigh-Anne Vaughn, Avery Hess Realtors
  • Brittany Watson, Prince William County Public Schools
  • Ariel Zelada, BAE Systems

 Sponsors of the Signature Program include: Youth for Tomorrow; Whitlock Wealth Management; Micron Technology, Inc.; Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center; Compton & Duling, LC; Impacto Youth; Prince William Living; and Imagine.

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Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area.  Past graduates of the Leadership Prince William program have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs, serving  Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is to make the community a better place through collaborative leadership. They offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org or call 571-765-7568.

Jul
30
Leadership PW
Middle School Students Raise Thousands of Dollars for Local Charities
LPW Outreach, Summer Youth Academy
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For Immediate Release

July 30, 2019

 

Middle School Students Raise Thousands of Dollars for Local Charities

Manassas, VA— On Friday, July 26 Leadership Prince William held a Commencement Ceremony for the 28 middle school students and 8 counselors (high school students) graduating from their Summer Youth Academy.

During the program, the students learned which of their two teams won the competition and fundraiser known as  Leadership Lemonade. The Red Team pulled in the most money, raising $1,427.85 for Bright Care Center (https://brightcarecenter.org/). The Blue Team came in second having raised $1,064.25 in support of CASA Child Intervention Services (http://casacis.org/).

Representatives from both organizations were presented with checks during the graduation ceremony.

The Red Team presented a check to several of the young women served by Bright Care Center during the Summer Youth Academy commencement ceremony on July 26 at Youth for Tomorrow. Leadership Prince William Board Chair Jacqueline Krick is front left in orange and white.

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Blue Team are shown serving lemonade, slushies and treats to raise money for CASA-CIS on July 24. The teams also took online donations from those who couldn’t make it out on event day.

More about this program:

Leadership Lemonade is an entrepreneurial competition that encourages philanthropy and community awareness among the students. The exercise culminated on Wednesday, July 24 with two competing lemonade stands on the grounds of Youth for Tomorrow—home base for the two-week youth academy.  As part of their experience, the students had the opportunity to meet with representatives from seven Prince William/Greater Manassas area not-for-profit organizations. Using the information gathered during their meetings, the students were divided into two teams and asked to choose which organizations they would be raising money for. They chose the Bright Care Center and CASA.

Throughout the Leadership Prince William Summer Youth Academy participants had opportunities to enhance their team building, communication and leadership skills, beginning with a personalized Emergenetics behavioral assessment (similar to a DISC profile) and culminating in the planning and execution of Leadership Lemonade.

For more information, call or email Leadership Prince William’s Executive Director Andrea Money at 703-853-0323 or andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org.

 

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Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area. Our graduates have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs. We serve Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is simple but powerful—to make our community a better place through collaborative leadership. We offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org.

Jul
18
Leadership PW
Leadership Lemonade to Raise Funds for Bright Care Center and CASA
LPW Outreach, Summer Youth Academy
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For Immediate Release

July 19, 2019

 

Leadership Lemonade to Raise Funds for Bright Care Center and CASA Child Intervention Services

Young Leaders to Engage in Philanthropic “Competition”

 

Manassas, VA— Now through July 25, local middle and high school students are participating in the Leadership Prince William Summer Youth Academy’s annual Leadership Lemonade fundraiser. The Red Team will be raising funds for Bright Care Center (https://brightcarecenter.org/); the Blue Team will be raising funds in support of CASA Child Intervention Services (http://casacis.org/).

Leadership Lemonade is an entrepreneurial competition that encourages philanthropy and community awareness among the students. The exercise culminates on Wednesday, July 24 with two competing lemonade stands on the grounds of Youth for Tomorrow—home base for the two-week summer camp.  As part of their experience, this week the students had the opportunity to meet with representatives from seven Prince William/Greater Manassas area not-for-profit organizations. Using the information gathered during their meetings, the students were divided into two teams and asked to choose which organizations they would be raising money for. They chose the Bright Care Center and CASA.

Throughout the Summer Youth Academy participants have opportunities to enhance their team building, communication and leadership skills, beginning with a personalized Emergenetics behavioral assessment (similar to a DISC profile) and culminating in the planning and execution of Leadership Lemonade.

Those interested in supporting the students’ Leadership Lemonade efforts may give online via https://leadershipprincewilliam.org/leadership-lemonade-support-your-team/. The Leadership Lemonade stand will be set up at 11835 Hazel Circle Drive in Bristow Virginia on Wednesday, July 24 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

For more information, call or email Leadership Prince William’s Executive Director Andrea Money at 703-853-0323 or andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org.

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Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area. Our graduates have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs. We serve Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is simple but powerful—to make our community a better place through collaborative leadership. We offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org.

Jun
3
Leadership PW
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Sean Porter, Class of 2017
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Sean Porter, LPW Class of 2017

Owner, Loveless Porter Architects

Sean Porter, Owner, Loveless Porter Architects

 

Tell us a little about your job:

I am an Architect lacking love, hence the name…but not only that, I am an owner, provider of inspiration, and your village architect. We have been in Historic Manassas for years and will be for many more.

 

What’s new since you graduated from LPW? 

Time flies by, I now have a son in college who is turning 21 and one turning 18 this year. Also, we have finally relocated to our new offices, designed by Loveless Porter Architects!

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What is your favorite LPW memory?

The first night at the retreat…I can’t say anything more than that.  But also getting to see my classmates every month to learn and then hang out.

 

How has Leadership Prince William helped you get to where you are today?

In Architecture school, they should have said “if you plan on owning a firm, you should take personnel management classes”, but they did not.  So until I graduated LPW, I was winging it with my employees.  Although not easy, I am trying to apply my quad emergenetics to the management structure.  This allows me to react appropriately to my employee attributes.  Still a work in progress…

 

What does leadership mean to you?

“It may be hard, but not impossible” is a motto I have in my office foyer.  To lead is to make mistakes and grow from them in hard situations.  No person or project is perfect; it is how you lead your team through the difficult situations and arrive at a positive outcome.

 

Any final thoughts?

Our class motto was going to be “It took 10 years to Get it Right” but ultimately “Lead by X-ample” was selected.

“If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.”

May
17
Leadership PW
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Bennie Herron, Class of 2016
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Bennie Herron, LPW Class of 2016 

Fairfax County Department of Family Service
(+ Poet)

Bennie Herron, Father Engagement Specialist,

Fairfax County Dept. of Social Services

 

Tell us a little about your job:

I am a Father Engagement Specialist III. I organize and teach Dads Parenting Groups for fathers. I assist practitioners and community partners on best practices around engaging men and fathers.

 

What’s new since you graduated from LPW? 

I recently published my third poetry collection titled, “Music Made Me (Us) Do This.” I also sit on the board of directors with Words Beats and Life, a non-profit organization that uses Hip Hop and arts to empower and strengthen the youth and communities.

 

What is your favorite LPW memory?

The team-building activities. They challenged me in a healthy way.

 

How has Leadership Prince William helped you get to where you are today?

I have a new confidence about myself. I feel like I can connect with people more effectively.

 

What does leadership mean to you?

It means that you are always willing to learn and take risk.

 

Any final thoughts?

LPW is Awesome!

May
14
Leadership PW
Leadership Prince William to Recognize Michael Vanderpool with Vision Award
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Leadership Prince William to Recognize Michael Vanderpool with Vision Award

Prince William, VA– On June 21, Leadership Prince William (LPW) will recognize Michael R. Vanderpool with their highest honor, the Vision Award. The award will be presented during the organization’s annual Evening of Excellence Gala at the Clubs at Quantico.

According to LPW Executive Director Andrea Money, “The Vision Award honors an individual who lives or works in Prince William County, the City of Manassas or the City of Manassas Park. The recognition is for innovative, strategic or bold leadership that has had a positive impact on a significant portion of our community.” She went on to note that the magnitude and scope of the impact are the primary criteria for the award, making the respected attorney, entrepreneur and community advocate an ideal choice.

Vanderpool will join past winners including: The late Senator Charles J. Colgan; Youth for Tomorrow CEO, Dr. Gary Jones; and Todos Supermarkets Founder, Carlos Castro.  The late Prince William County Supervisor John Jenkins and his wife Ernestine were the 2018 recipients of the award. 

Mary Colgan Finnigan, the Chair of LPW’s Board of Regents, added, “From the time Mike began his firm in Manassas he has been a champion for our community, taking on leadership roles in various organizations and projects. Mike is truly, a man of vision, and he has worked diligently to make our community a wonderful place to live, work, and play.”

Michael Vanderpool has been a community advocate and successful businessman since moving to Manassas in the 1970s. To date he has founded five businesses, remaining  actively involved in four; including the law firm of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C.

Aside from his professional credentials, Mr. Vanderpool  has cultivated a legacy of encouraging, fostering and educating future leaders in Prince William County. He is known as a forward thinker who often leads the charge in developing new projects that will take the Prince William County/Greater Manassas Community to the next level, most notably in the arena of “quality of life” issues. like

Within his law firm, leadership and community involvement are encouraged and modeled among the associates. Three members of his firm have served as chairmen of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, including himself.  Three have gone through Leadership Prince William. Current associates are known to Chair and actively serve in important organizations such as local not-for-profit organizations, the Virginia Women’s Attorney Association, Rotary Clubs and the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission—all of it encouraged by Vanderpool who believes in and teaches on the art of leadership.

He practices what he preaches, and has been an active participant in shaping the greater Prince William community for the common good. Mr. Vanderpool was part of the visionary group that recognized the need for the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Prince William County and brought the project to fruition; serving as the organization’s founding Chairman. He has also served as founding Chair for the Manassas Education Foundation, Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, 234 Bypass Forum, I-66 Partnership and more.

The public is invited to join with Leadership Prince William in celebrating the contributions of Michael Vanderpool. Tickets for the Evening of Excellence are available for purchase online at leadershipprincewilliam.org or by calling 571-765-7568.The Honorable Marty Nohe will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

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Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area. Our graduates have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs. We serve Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is simple but powerful—to make our community a better place through collaborative leadership. We offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org.

May
8
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Leadership Prince William Engages 318 Volunteers for Day of Service
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Contact: Andrea Money, Leadership Prince William

Phone: 571-765-7568

Email: andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org

 

For Immediate Release
May 8, 2019

 

Leadership Prince William Engages 318 Volunteers for Day of Service

May 4 Project Benefited The Arc of Greater Prince William & John Jenkins Park

More photos available on Facebook.

The Leadership Prince William Class of 2019 (pictured here) planned and implemented the entire project.

For the fifth consecutive year, Leadership Prince William (LPW) and Comcast teamed up on a local community service project for the 18th Annual Comcast Cares Day. On Saturday, May 4, over a period of just four hours, more than 300 volunteers came together on the grounds of The Arc of Greater Prince William for a day of service. Projects included revitalization efforts at the adjacent John D. Jenkins Park (part of the Prince William County Parks System), painting the interior of the Muriel Humphrey Childcare Center for the Arc, and  extensive exterior improvements to the Arc grounds; from landscaping to painting playground equipment and over 100 yards of curb. Volunteers even built furniture for the classrooms at the Arc and sowed native wilflower seeds at John Jenkins Park, among other projects.

Andrea Money, Executive Director for Leadership Prince William, explained how The Arc was chosen for this year’s project:  “Each year the members of our Adult Signature Program work in teams to propose various projects for Comcast Cares Day,” she said. “We submit the proposals to Comcast for a final decision. The team that put together the ARC project proposal had such a passion for helping people with disabilities, and it really stood out. The entire Leadership Prince William Class of 2019 threw their weight behind the project and it came together in a huge way. I think that passion extended to the volunteer sign-ups as well. We have never had this many volunteers on any other project.  Eventually we actually had to close the registration because we had exceeded the estimated needed by over 100 people. It was clearly the right time for this project.”

According to Money, the LPW Class of 2019 managed to secure nearly $20,000 in cash and in-kind support for the projects. Comcast employees made up around 20% of the volunteer brigade which also included the Colgan High School baseball team, Leadership Prince William Alumni, a girl scout troop, a local softball team, a handful of residents from Birmingham Green and members of Potomac Valley Church. Michael Carter, a Master Plumber and the Plumbing Program teacher at Gar-Field High School even came out and replaced sinks and toilets in four of the bathrooms in the Arc’s Childcare Center in advance of the project day.

Sponsors and supporters for the day included: COMCAST; The members of the LPW Class of 2019; First Light Home Care of Woodbridge;  Dominion Energy; Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center; Workgroup Consulting, LLC; Livesay & Meyers PC;  Dale City Moose Lodge 2165; Didlake, Inc.; Freddie Mac; American Disposal;  MiBox of Northern Virginia; Cardinal Management Group; Bristle & Yi Law; Community Residences, Inc.; Micron Technology; Northern Virginia Community College-Manassas Campus; The Prince William County Police Association, The Bull Run Manassas Kiwanis Club; ImagiNation Learning Center; Mike Garcia Construction and Harris Teeter.

Leadership Prince William credits their partnership with Comcast and the Prince William County Department of Parks & Recreation with the success of this year’s project.

 

About the Arc of Greater Prince William

The Arc of Greater Prince William is committed to providing opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities to achieve their greatest potential for growth and independence. The Arc offers residential services, The Arc Muriel Humphrey Childcare Center, family support, a recreation program, vocational services and adult day support services.

What is the impact of Comcast Cares Day?

Comcast Cares Day began in 2001 to celebrate Comcast’s commitment to volunteerism. This day mobilizes employees, their families and friends to work alongside community partners and public officials to revitalize, refurbish and beautify communities and neighborhoods. Leadership Prince William partnered with Comcast Cares for the fifth consecutive year to host a day of volunteerism in the Greater Prince William Area.

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Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area. Our graduates have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs. We serve Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park.The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is simple but powerful—to make our community a better place through collaborative leadership. We offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org.

Apr
15
Leadership PW
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Cydny Neville, Class of 2013
Signature Program, Uncategorized
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Cydny A. Neville, MAEd, LPW Class of 2013 (Lean, Mean 2013)

Member, Dumfries Town Council ~ 7th Grade English Teacher ~ Entrepreneur

Cydny Neville, Member, Dumfries Town Council & English Teacher

 

Tell us a little about what you do:

As a Councilwoman, my duties include: creating policies, setting tax rates, approving the annual budget and enacting ordinances to carry out those policies. To date, I’ve championed the following policies that were approved with support of the Council:

  • Updating the Town’s nondiscrimination policy to include protections based on gender identity and sexual orientation;
  • Moving the Town’s Election Day from May to November;
  • Making the November Election Day a holiday for Town Staff;
  • Co-championing the Town’s resolution regarding Coal Ash;
  • Championing a means for Town PD to work with PWC PD, to better serve citizens with disabilities;
  • Championing a Business Resolution, to support existing Town business, and help those interested in starting a business in Town, to navigate the process!

As a teacher, I facilitate lessons to help my students master the 7th grade Standards of Learning.  I also take great pride in shaping the minds of the leaders of tomorrow!  I whole-heartedly believe my students have the potential to be, and achieve, whatever they wish in life.  I’m blessed to have the opportunity to teach the next president, next Forbes business owner, next Oprah, the next Poet Laureate, and future <insert title here>!

 

What’s new since you graduated from LPW? 

Well, when I was participating in LPW, I was the Director of Community Services for the Town of Dumfries.  I now have been elected by the citizens of the Town, to represent them on the Town Council. I’ve also become an empty-nester, and strive daily to be the best empty-nester I can be, and find someone to bring my trashcan around on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! LOL!  I’m truly blessed!

 

What is your favorite LPW memory?

This is a difficult question, because there were many favorite LPW memories.  I developed relationships with amazing leaders in Prince William through my class – truly the “leanest, meanest of them all!” I enjoyed the human services session, and helped lead my team to victory by finding a very frugal lunch for team #FlowerPower (I think that was our name), with $5. I also enjoyed our session with Parks and Recreation, where we provided insight on a park design.  Collaborating to volunteer at SERVE after graduation was always awesome! However, the greatest impact has been the bonds that last beyond graduation.

 

How has Leadership Prince William helped you get to where you are today?

I applied to LPW, because…let’s be frank, I’m a little nosey.  I viewed the program as one that would truly help me learn and understand the inner workings or Prince William County, and how all of the moving pieces interacted in order to establish and maintain the wonderful community in which we all live, work, and play.  Leadership Prince William definitely did that and more!

 

What does leadership mean to you?

Leadership is being brave enough to act upon something that is much greater than yourself, to: guide, direct, impact, inspire, motivate, and/or create something for the greater good of others-despite adversity.  Leadership is the state of being absolutely FEARLESS in your pursuit of a purpose; a vision that a higher power has emblazened on your heart.  Leadership is selfless; its rewards have no monetary value, but  those who authentically possess it are spiritually wealthy.  Leadership is also being brave enough to “move” alone, with confidence that others will eventually follow.  #OwnYourPOWER

 

Any final thoughts?

I’d like to share that I managed to get a bill, “Jo’s Law” (HB2474) passed that will be a blessing to many in the Commonwealth. I’m eternally grateful to those who made the magic happen by contacting their representatives, and to my delegate, his team, co-patrons, and all state representatives for passing it unanimously.

Thank you, LPW, for making me the April Spotlight!

Apr
5
Leadership PW
Volunteers Sought for Comcast Cares Day 2019
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PRESS RELEASE

April 4, 2019

Volunteers Sought for Comcast Cares Day 2019

For the fifth consecutive year, Leadership Prince William and Comcast are partnering on a local community service project for the 18th Annual Comcast Cares Day. On Saturday, May 4, from 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., close to 300 volunteers are needed to carry out large-scale community beautification efforts at The Arc of Greater Prince William. Volunteer registration is available online at www.leadershipprincewilliam.org. All volunteers are provided with a commemorative t-shirt and lunch, courtesy of Comcast. This event takes place rain or shine.

The Arc of Greater Prince William is committed to providing opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities to achieve their greatest potential for growth and independence. The Arc offers residential services, The Arc Muriel Humphrey Childcare Center, family support, a recreation program, vocational services and adult day support services.

Andrea Money, Executive Director for Leadership Prince William, explained how The Arc was chosen for this year’s project.

“Each year the members of our Adult Signature Program work in teams to propose various projects for Comcast Cares Day,” she said. “Then we submit the proposals to Comcast for a final decision. The team that put together the ARC project proposal had such a passion for helping people with disabilities, and it really stood out. Volunteers will have the opportunity to make improvements in and around the Arc facility, as well as participate in beautification efforts in the adjoining John Jenkins Park. This is a great opportunity to make a difference for such an important non-profit organization in our community.”

Day’s Agenda:

ALL event volunteers must check in at the registration/check-in area at the ARC of Greater Prince William (13505 Hillendale Dr., Woodbridge, VA 22193). Parking will be offered nearby. Carpooling is encouraged.

8:00- 8:30 a.m.: Registration/Check In (Pick up your event shirts and lunch tickets.)

8:45 a.m.: Kick-Off Rally (Donuts and coffee will be available)

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Volunteer Projects

1:00 – 1:30p.m.: Lunch/Closing Celebration including raffle prizes and re-dedication of John Jenkins Park

What is the impact of Comcast Cares Day?

Comcast Cares Day began in 2001 to celebrate Comcast’s commitment to volunteerism. This day mobilizes employees, their families and friends to work alongside community partners and public officials to revitalize, refurbish and beautify communities and neighborhoods. Leadership Prince William is partnering with Comcast Cares Day for the fifth consecutive year to host a day of volunteerism in the Greater Prince William Area.

How can you help? 

SIGN UP AS A VOLUNTEER or make a donation of supplies or funds to purchase supplies. Contact Andrea for details: 571-765-7568 // andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org

 

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Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area. Our graduates have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs. We serve Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park.The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is simple but powerful—to make our community a better place through collaborative leadership. We offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org.

Mar
27
Leadership PW
Leadership Prince William Seeks Applicants for Class of 2020, this Year with New Scholarship Program
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Press Release

Date:  March 27, 2019

 

Contact: Andrea Money, Executive Director

Leadership Prince William

andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org 571-765-7568

 

Leadership Prince William Seeks Applicants for Class of 2020, this Year with New Scholarship Program

 

Manassas, VA-  Leadership Prince William (LPW) is pleased to announce that they have received a grant from Potomac Health Foundation which enables them to offer up to five full or ten partial scholarships for their Signature Program Class of 2020. Those eligible for these scholarships will be people of color who live or work in one of the thirteen zipcodes serviced by Potomac Health Foundation. Scholarship recipients must also apply for and be accepted to Leadership Prince William’s Signature Program.

From their first class in 2008 to today, the strength of Leadership Prince William’s adult program has been rooted in participation representing all aspects of the greater Prince William community–various professions, industries, ages, demographics, neighborhoods, experiences and skills.  Their alumni run small businesses, work in the technology sector, the arts, education, health care, government, human services, public safety and more. In order to be eligible to participate in the Class of 2020, candidates for the Leadership Prince William Signature Program must have lived or worked in Prince William County, Manassas or Manassas Park for at least one year by September 1, 2019.

The Leadership Prince William Signature Program exposes emerging and established community leaders to the many facets of Prince William County and Greater Manassas, from History and Government to Health and Human Services. It can be a life-changing experience for many; allowing participants to look behind the scenes at how their community functions. At the same time, class members are discovering their own strengths and how their leadership may be needed in their workplace and beyond.

Says Leadership Prince William Executive Director Andrea Money, “Through this new scholarship program we are enabled to more actively pursue program participants and graduates who espouse diverse perspectives; crucial to ensuring that the leadership in the local business, government and not-for-profit communities accurately reflects and celebrates the racial and ethnic diversity of the people in the greater Prince William community. We have been a majority minority community since 2010.”

 Applicants for the scholarship funds must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • You are a person of color (May include the following: mixed race, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Latin American, etc.);
  • You live or work in the Potomac Health Foundation service area (represented by the following zip codes: 22125, 22079, 22191, 22026, 22135, 22554, 22556, 22134, 22172, 22025, 22193, 22192, 20112)

Selection for these scholarships is contingent upon selection as a member of the Leadership Prince William Class of 2020. Additional scholarship opportunities are available for those who do not meet these criteria. 

Applications for both the Leadership Prince William Signature Program and the Scholarship for Persons of Color became available on January 31, 2019 and will close June 28, 2019. Applications are available online at leadershipprincewilliam.org. For more information on the program and scholarships, call Leadership Prince William at 571-765-7568.

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About Leadership Prince William:
Leadership Prince William is a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on engaging individuals, organizations and alumni to enrich the community through collaborative leadership. Our 350 plus alumni and stakeholders have been engaged in every aspect of community evolution for over 10 years!