The Child and Family Network Centers
WISH LIST: $100: 2 full days of preschool for 1 child; $500: lending library books for 2 classrooms; $1000: 1 year of school supplies for a classroom of 18 children
In 1984, a group of mothers living in public housing watched 17 of their children fail kindergarten and decided to do something about it. From that modest beginning, The Child and Family Network Centers was born, and has since expanded both the reach and depth of its programs, serving nearly 200 at-risk children and their families. Most are immigrants who live well below the poverty line, are on public assistance, have a 9th grade education at most, and speak English as a second language. CFNC provides, at no cost, the high-quality education and related services that children and families need to prepare and empower themselves for success in school and life. Early education, health services, family support, language learning, and financial literacy programs are provided onsite in the neighborhoods of Northern Virginia where families are doubly disadvantaged, economically and linguistically. Recognized for outstanding service by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and former Governor and current Junior Senator Mark Warner, CFNC offers comprehensive care that really addresses the problem. You can be part of the solution.
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
3701A Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305