Join Us in Building a Brighter Future for Alexandria’s Children. You too can play a historic part.

Children living in poverty who don’t attend a high- quality preschool are:

  • 70%*

    more likely to be arrested
    for a violent crime.

  • 40%*

    more likely to become a teen parent.

  • 25%*

    more likely to dropout of school.

  • 60%*

    more likely to never attend college.

  • 50%*

    more likely to be placed in
    special education.

*Source: Center for American Progress

CFNC ensures Alexandria’s children don’t meet similar fates shown above.

  • 32 YEARS OF
    BRIGHTER FUTURES

    CFNC delivers quality education to Alexandria’s at-risk kids. We support the working poor – a critical audience who would otherwise be overlooked.

    SUPPORTING THE ENTIRE FAMILY is CFNC’s holistic approach to creating opportunities for families to progress out of poverty and change the trajectory for current and future generations.

  • 3700

    YOUNG CHILDREN RECEIVED A HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL EDUCATION, AND THEIR FAMILIES RECEIVED SERVICES THAT ENABLED THEM TO IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH AND FIND BETTER HOUSING AND JOBS.

    CFNC SERVED FAMILIES SPEAKING

    33 LANGUAGES

    WHO CAME TO THE UNITED STATES FROM

    82 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
  • 9

    CLASSEROOMS ARE BEING OPERATED at five sites throughout Alexandria. The need OF MORE CLASSROOMS in our community continues to grow.

    1,272

    CHILDREN’S BOOKS WERE PROVIDED TO 159 FAMILIES (8 BOOKS PER FAMILY).

Your generous contribution will make a difference.

  • $250

    funds a week of preschool for one child.

  • $500

    covers the cost of one class’s field trip.

  • $1,000

    helps equip a classroom with school supplies and books.

  • $2,000

    pays for six children’s annual health services

You’ll help people like:

  • Lupita

    In 2004, Lupita came to CFNC with no English skills. Today, the T.C. Williams High School senior is play- ing a tremendous role in bettering the lives of others. As a member of a local Hispanic careers program, Lupita works tirelessly to facilitate monthly conversations between community professionals and Hispanic youth, in the hopes of demonstrating to peers that college is an achievable goal.

  • Erika

    Erika first joined our staff as a teaching assistant in 2005. Her connection with CFNC began when she attended our classes as a preschooler 25 years ago. After graduating high school and receiving her Child Development Associate credentials, Erika earned an early education degree at North- ern Virginia Community College and will continue her studies at George Mason University.

You can also make checks payable to:

The Child & Family Network Centers
3700 Wheeler Ave. Alexandria, VA 22304

“Our lives are enriched through our involvement with CFNC, witnessing how it fosters a love of learning for the children and families it serves. We believe in the mission and we support the work CFNC does in our community, making more opportunities for even the youngest Alexandrians to have a path to success. Now is our time to help shape the destiny of Alexandria's children for years to come."

-Craig & Kari Shapero, CFNC supporters

Volunteer

There are many ways to get involved with the work we do to support the children – and their families – who need us most in Alexandria. Volunteer in a classroom, participate in a monthly employee engagement opportunity, host a fundraising drive or a supply drive or volunteer in our offices or at one of our events.

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Young Professionals Council

The Young Professionals Council (YPC) is a dynamic group of individuals united by a desire to increase the visibility, understanding and community support of The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) in the Metro DC area.

The group aims to increase visibility through fundraising and awareness events. All proceeds from YPC events will be donated to CFNC to support our free, high-quality preschool program and wraparound services for the children of the working poor. Committee members are also encouraged to act as leaders and ambassadors for CFNC by providing volunteer and community outreach support and are integral points of contact for CFNC Staff and Board of Directors. For more information or to join YPC contact Maggie Klefstad at mklefstad@cfnc-online.org

Sponsor A Child!

 

You are making education happen with a monthly gift of $19. Your gift gives a low-income preschooler a great education and builds brighter futures!

Sponsor A Child Today!