By recognizing companies that have developed innovative benefits and policies, NVFS
aims to increase family-friendly policies within the Northern Virginia business community.
works to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of life and to promote community cooperation and support in responding to family needs.
Today, Anna's mom could not be prouder, as Anna is starting pre-school on a scholarship at a private school due to help from NVFS.
These are the neediest of the needy," says Jennifer Rose, community giving specialist at NVFS.
SERVE - a program of NVFS
, THEARC, Town of Herndon Parks & Recreation, The Washington Home & Community Hospices, YMCA Capital View and YMCA Fairfax County Reston;
enlisted the support of the business community, and the CARE Awards were developed as a mechanism for effecting a positive work-life balance in the workplace.
praised CEA as a leader in Northern Virginia for its family-friendly benefits, which include: CEA's $25,000 forgivable three-year loan to assist with the down payment toward the purchase of a home close to its Arlington headquarters; investment in employees' health by offering an on-site 24/7 gym with a wide range of fitness activities including boot camp, strength training and yoga; the "Shout Out for CEA" recognition program designed, initiated, and run by staff; and flexible hours and the option to telework.
During the award ceremony, special tribute was paid by NVFS
to Datatel's late Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Russ Griffith, who was instrumental in shaping Datatel's positive culture and family-friendly employee policies during his 34 year tenure at the company.
Given the approach of the new millennium and the myriad challenges it will bring, it is remarkable that the CARE Award recipients have been able to stay focused on the important things in life -- their people -- and invest heavily in making the workplace better for their employees and the greater society at large," said Mary Agee, executive director at NVFS
For American workers who have begun to bridge the digital divide through workforce development programs like NVFS
Training Futures, continued professional development through MindLeaders can help them advance toward their dreams of a bright future for themselves and their families," said Mr.
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Community outreach services that let our employees give back to our communities, such as Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, Teach for America, the Salvation Army, United Way, NVFS
2002 Adopt-a-Family Program and many other local and global organizations.