Educate Fairfax Launches the Innovators’ Fund

At the 2022 Leaders & Learners Breakfast, Board Chairman Cindy Anderson announced a new initiative for 2022-2023, the Innovators’ Fund. This fund will be used to enhance, support, and drive creativity and innovation at all levels in FCPS, particularly related to STEM education. Educate Fairfax will match the first $50,000 in donations to this fund!

Find out more and make your contribution at this link.

We’re excited to keep FCPS at the forefront of innovation and educational excellence!


Easterns Automotive Group Gives Collect for Kids a 7News Helping Hand

Joel Bassam with Easterns Automotive Group wanting to support that cause by providing a 7News Helping Hand.  He selected the annual Collect for Kids effort and WJLA was there to capture the magic of giving in action.

“Educate Fairfax is an amazing organization supporting both the students and teachers of Fairfax County Public Schools,” Bassam said. “We wanted to help you guys out by donating $2,000 to support 200 students to get their school year started off right by providing school supplies. Continue doing the amazing work you are doing. We can’t wait to see you again.”

Educate Fairfax Executive Director Elizabeth Murphy and Londontown Elementary School Principal Wiatte Padmore, were on hand to accept the donation.  Educate Fairfax supports the Collect for Kids effort each by providing basic supply kits , each costing about $10.  Easterns’ donation will help Educate Fairfax provide for 200 students in need this year.

Watch the video here:  https://wjla.com/features/helping-hands/7news-helping-hands-easterns-automotive-group-surprise-educate-fairfax-with-2000?video=2d26b115f91b400e90307e1cf7598a50&jwsource=cl

 

 


Inaugural Class of Inductees for the FCPS Hall of Fame

Educate Fairfax is delighted to announce the inaugural FCPS Hall of Fame, established to honor distinguished alumni of Fairfax County Public Schools.

Educate Fairfax, its staff and board, believes that our vibrant and successful school system contributes to a great quality of life here in Fairfax County. By highlighting its amazing graduates, we are drawing the connection that tomorrow’s stellar community leaders, business owners, and servant leaders are currently students in our schools right now.

Educate Fairfax is here to make sure all of them have a path to success.

This year’s class of Hall of Fame inductees include a life-long diplomat, a war hero, entrepreneurs, a lawyer and inventor, a young published author and filmmaker, an Olympic athlete, and one of FCPS’s leadership team!

The celebration will be May 4, and tickets are available. To find out more information about the winners and how to purchase tickets, please click here.


Announcing the FCPS Hall of Fame

For more than 150 years, Fairfax County Public Schools has been educating students to excel in all aspects of life. Today, thousands of FCPS alums are leaders around the world, in government and business, arts and entertainment, science and technology, education and community service. We believe our alumni are a testament to the power of public schooling.

To honor these special alumni, Educate Fairfax is launching the inaugural FCPS Hall of Fame. We want to create a community where our alumni are engaged with FCPS, our students and one another.

Nominate a Distinguished Alumni today and join us on May 4, 2022 as we recognize the contributions of our friends and neighbors.

Submit Your Nomination HERE!


Educate Fairfax Recognized by FCPS School Board

At the regular meeting on October 21, 2021, Educate Fairfax staff and board members were recognized by the School Board for ten years of service to the county’s public schools. The Board commended them on the new name and brand and for raising nearly $6,000,000 to support FCPS over the past few years.


Thank a Teacher!

This year we were reminded of the impact that teachers have on students, both in and out of the classroom.  A talented teacher can ignite a student’s passion for learning, leading or performing. A great teacher can truly transform a student’s life.  In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7), we invite you to make a donation in the name of an FCPS educator who made a difference in your life, or the life of your student.  These funds will be used to support our annual Teacher Grants, which encourage innovation and creative learning in the classroom. Visit our Thank a Teacher page to make a donation or share your story.


2021-22 Teacher Grant Cycle Opens March 22nd

The Foundation for FCPS invites teachers, counselors, and other school personnel to apply for its annual grant program for projects to be completed in the 2021-2022 school year. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the grant priorities have been modified this year. The Foundation will provide up to $1,500 for classroom initiatives that focus on one of three areas: continuity of learning, building or recovery of math and literacy skills, or social-emotional learning.

Detailed grant guidelines and a link to the application can be found here.

The application period will be March 22 through April 23, and funding will be provided in August for the 2021-22 school year. Please contact the Foundation office with questions at foundation@fcps.edu or 571-423-1031.


Project Cornucopia

The pandemic has impacted many of our students, especially those with limited access to food. During this season, the Foundation wants to be sure our neediest students can enjoy the simple pleasure of a holiday meal with family or friends. Project Cornucopia is a donation campaign that will provide gift cards that can be redeemed for groceries. This effort will run through December 31st. Click here to donate to Project Cornucopia.


Calling All Alumni

For 150 years, Fairfax County Public Schools has been educating students to excel in all aspects of life. Today, thousands of FCPS alums are leaders in many sectors across the globe, from government and business to the arts and entertainment, science and technology, education and community service.

The Foundation is committed to creating a community of FCPS Alumni to help them engage with FCPS, its schools, students and fellow alumni. To learn more, please visit the Alumni page and submit your info form.


Ensuring Every FCPS Student Can Succeed this Fall

The COVID-19 crisis has had a dramatic impact on us all, and especially on our children. Disruptions to school, food insecurity, economic downtown and social distancing have had an even greater impact on the nearly 60,000 FCPS students in need. In the midst of this uncertainty and fear, the Fairfax community has responded with overwhelming kindness and generosity.  To date, more than $500,000 has been raised through donations to our Access for All Fund, providing technology access and connectivity; as well as Collect for Kids, the annual effort to furnish school supplies for these students.  This school year may look different for our students, but thanks to this outpouring of support, we can ensure they have the tools they need to succeed.

For more information on these efforts, please visit the “Impact” tab at the top of our website.