• Greenfield Senior Living Renovates our 3801 Classroom!

    August 29, 2017 Lisa Carter
    “Oh my gosh, it’s so beautiful!” This was Ana Ventura’s, teacher at 3801, reaction upon walking into her newly renovated classroom. Not only does she now have brand new floors and a fresh coat of paint on the walls, but now she also has a chalkboard wall that goes all the way to the floor so the students can practice their letters. This incredible renovation is all because of the kindness and generosity of our Adopt-A-Classroom sponsor, Greenfield Senior Living. They set everything up, including finding and scheduling the company to complete the renovation! We knew it would be an…
  • Rebel Fit USA Partners with CFNC to Provide School Supplies for At-risk Preschoolers

    August 10, 2017 Lisa Carter
    We are so excited that CFNC was chosen by Rebel Fit USA to be a beneficiary at their 4th annual Rebel Fitnic! The Fitnic will benefit CFNC's School Supply Drive and we cannot thank Rebel Fit enough for allowing us to be a part of this wonderful event. Having the proper school supplies is vital to making sure our students are ready to learn. School supplies are often an expense that our families can't afford. Having the necessary school and craft supplies allows our teachers to plan thoughtful, creative lessons for our students without worrying about what supplies are available.…
  • Spring Benefit Auction Winners Have Fun at Fenway

    July 28, 2017 Lisa Carter
    Mike and Louise Kenny won our Fun at Fenway package at our Spring Benefit auction and had a great time! Here's what she had to say about her trip: "We had a great time in Boston. Hotel was beautiful, hip and well located. Dinner at Strega Waterfront was amazing. Tour of Fenway was great fun, full of Red Sox trivia. We took a Freedom Trail tour which was educational and fun. Improv club was interesting and highly creative. Thanks to CFNC for a fun time. Knowing that this trip supported CFNC was the real joy of the trip." All of the…
  • Brianna’s Story

    July 26, 2017 Lisa Carter
    Brianna came to CFNC speaking little to no English, but she is working closely with her teacher to grasp the English language and be ready for the public school system. One day in March, a volunteer came in to read a story to Brianna’s class. The volunteer sat on the rug with the students, and showed them all the illustrations. “Have you ever seen this before,” he asked Brianna, showing her an illustration of a man wearing a hat. Brianna didn’t respond, but that doesn’t mean her brain’s wheels weren’t turning. You could tell just by looking at her that…
  •  The Child & Family Network Centers Named the 2017 Honorable Mention Recipient of the Board Leadership Award

    July 26, 2017 Lisa Carter
    Alexandria, VA — The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) was recognized today by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement as the 2017 honorable mention recipient of the Board Leadership Award. CFNC was selected for this award based on the hard work it has done in the last two years to become a well-run strategic organization and board of directors. “We are proud to have been selected as a finalist for the Board Leadership Award,” said CFNC Executive Director Lisa Carter. “It is my honor to work beside 15 truly talented board members whose dynamic leadership has helped CFNC to become…
  • Kendra Scott 2017 Fall Launch

    July 17, 2017 Lisa Carter
    We are so thrilled to partner with Kendra Scott for the incredible 2017 Fall Launch event on August 9th from 6PM - 9PM at 2920 District Avenue, No. 125, Fairfax, VA 22031! Twenty percent of the proceeds will benefit the Child and Family Network and go toward providing free preschool for Alexandria's most at-risk preschoolers. Be sure to attend to get your hands on some amazing jewelry! For more information on, please contact Maggie Klefstad at mklefstad@cfnc-online.org. Thank you so much Kendra Scott for such an amazing opportunity. We are so grateful for your support!  
  • 2017 Impact Report

    July 17, 2017 Lisa Carter
    Take a look at our 2017 impact report to see the incredible impact of your gifts during the 2016-2017 school year! CFNC Impact Report newsletter FY17
  • Come Support CFNC at the Alexandria Comcast Outdoor Film Festival!

    July 11, 2017 Lisa Carter
    Looking to get out of the house and enjoy this summer weather with the family this upcoming weekend? Come join CFNC this Friday and Saturday, July 14th and 15th, at the Alexandria Comcast 8th Annual Outdoor Film Festival for a weekend of family fun while supporting Alexandria’s at-risk preschoolers. This free, two night movie screening event will take place at Waterfront Park in Old Town Alexandria at 6:30pm. Friday will screen the family-favorite Moana and Saturday will be the adventurous Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on while watching some of 2017’s…
  • The End to an Incredible School Year

    June 29, 2017 Lisa Carter
    The 2016-2017 school year is officially over, we couldn’t be prouder of what the children and their families have accomplished. Thank you to all of our supporters over the past school year for all you've done to give these children the tools they need for success in kindergarten. For most, it was their first year in a classroom setting. On top of their rigorous academic learning, 136 kids improved their social and emotional skills and developed a school routine away from their family. All of these skills allow our students to enter kindergarten on par with their peers.  When CFNC…
  • A Look Back on the Founding of CFNC

    June 7, 2017 Lisa Carter
    Today, CFNC's students see developmental gains that are two to three times the national average, and they consistently perform at the top of their classes throughout elementary school. All of this is possible because of a group of brave women who wanted better opportunities for their preschoolers. In 1982, 17 children living in Alexandria’s Cameron Valley public housing development failed kindergarten. It was a 100% failure rate. A group of the kindergartners’ mothers came together - they wanted more for their children. They decided they themselves would prepare their kids for kindergarten; they would do whatever it took. In 1983, Immanuel…