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  • Press Release for The Child and Family Network Centers Spring Benefit 2017

    April 25, 2017 Anna Shults
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) to Host Annual Spring Benefit Experience a night surrounded by your favorite childhood stories, and enjoy fine cuisine and live music at the gorgeous home of Ray and Shaista Mahmood to benefit Alexandria’s most deserving preschoolers. (Alexandria, VA.) - The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) will host its annual Spring Benefit:  Black, White, and Read All Over on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the beautiful home of Ray and Shaista Mahmood, presented by Craig and Kari Shapero. Each year, gracious individuals and sponsors…
  • CFNC Students Move2Learn!

    December 16, 2016 Anna Shults
      CFNC is so grateful for our partnership with RunningBrooke, as their Move2Learn focus has enhanced our efforts to bolster the physical, emotional, social and academic needs of our students. https://youtu.be/F2TN_qXDsY8 Movement is a critical part of CFNC’s curriculum and daily classroom schedule. Students aregiven many opportunities to engage in active, developmentally appropriate learning activities throughout the school day. As a result, each day is an adventure that provides English language and cognitive development through interactive cooperative play, arts and crafts, science and discovery activities, stories, and music. For example, Science and Movement/Music are taught through hands-on activities that create…
  • CFNC Names Lisa Carter as Executive Director

    December 13, 2016 Anna Shults
    Former CFNC Director of Development selected to create financial stability and deepen stakeholder relationships The Child & Family Network Centers’ Board of Directors announced that Lisa Carter has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director. Carter will officially assume the position on January 3, 2017 with a renewed focus on creating financial stability for the organization and extending its visibility in the Alexandria community and beyond. “Lisa was a natural fit for the position of executive director,” said Bill Marino, CFNC Board Chair. “Lisa brings a proven track record of partnership building and leadership, as well as a passion…
  • Give Back Without Giving a Single Dollar

    November 17, 2016 Anna Shults
      Your commitment to giving all children access to high-quality education, no matter how many odds are stacked against them, is truly inspiring. I thank you for trusting us to educate Alexandria’s most vulnerable children. Your support this Giving Tuesday will give high-quality education to 136 at-risk 4-year olds in Alexandria. And today, you can help them without any monetary donation. All you have to do is sign up for an account with one of our trusted partners, GoodWorld, with this referral link: https://gdw.io/7784f0. For every sign up through this link, GoodWorld will donate $10.00 directly to CFNC. This means…
  • Meet Laura, Director of Programs

    September 12, 2016 Anna Shults
    For some people, their direction in life is obscured like a piece of opaque glass. For Laura Greenwood, newly appointed Director of Programs at the Child and Family Network Centers, it was clear as day. “Social advocacy is something I’ve always been interested in,” says Ms. Greenwood, “There is so much suffering as a result of intercommunity tensions. I think through education, we can promote a social unity that could quell these tensions and promote an understanding.” Ms. Greenwood received her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from the Minnesota State University Moorhead, and worked in the Minnesota…
  • Remembering Barbara Fox Mason

    September 7, 2016 Anna Shults
    We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of the founder and former Executive Director of The Child and Family Network Centers (CFNC), Barbara Fox Mason on Sunday, September 4th 2016. For 26 years, Mason worked tirelessly to create programs beyond preschool services for poor and under-served communities in Alexandria and Arlington. Barbara led CFNC since its beginning in 1984. That year, she joined a group of women living in a housing project in Alexandria, and founded the Alexandria Community Network Preschool (now The Child & Family Network Centers). From that humble beginning, she was the driving force behind CFNC’s…
  • Summer Learning for CFNC Students

    August 31, 2016 Anna Shults
    Summer Learning for CFNC Students Thanks to Baroody Camp Summer learning is important especially for children from low-income families. The achievement gap between upper and lower class students widens in the summer months and has a cumulative effect. Why does this happen? It’s mainly because children have unequal access to summer learning opportunities. Children from higher-income families have more access to daily learning activities with their parents, summer camps and other summer learning opportunities (according to Leveraging Summer for Student Success. Summer Matters Partnership for Children & Youth (2014)). In addition, the cumulative effect of the achievement gap can seriously change…
  • Sponsor – a – Child

    August 25, 2016 IT Developement
            The Child and Family Network Centers, a nonprofit provider of early education for children, is proud to announce the new Sponsor-A-Child program, starting with the 2016-2017 school year. Abner and 137 other children like him are waiting for you. How sponsorship works... For less than $1 a day you will prepare a child for future success by providing a strong foundation for their formal education. You will be matched with one of CFNC’s 138 students. You may choose the gender of the child and CFNC will choose the child.  (You will be the only sponsor for…
  • Adopt – A – Class & Change the Lives of 18 Children

    August 5, 2016 IT Developement
    “Look what I got!” exclaimed The Child and Family Network Centers’ (CFNC) preschooler Yorleny, as she opened her new backpack stuffed with school supplies, a book and a toy. You can help a child or even a whole classroom of children experience this same joy. CFNC, a nonprofit provider of early education for children of the working poor, is offering eight corporate partners the opportunity to Adopt – A – Classroom for the 2016-2017 school year. Classroom sponsorships will help fund the supplies needed for each of CFNC’s classrooms to provide high-quality education and meet the needs of vulnerable children.…
  • Your Impact this Year…

    July 20, 2016 IT Developement
    We just wrapped up the 2015-2016 school year and we wanted you - our donors - to be the first to know the impact your giving has made on Alexandria children. The Child and Family Network Centers (CFNC) thanks each and every one of you for providing brighter futures for 148 vulnerable Alexandria children. CFNC's 2016 Impact Report >>