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Community ONE, Inc.

Alexandria, VA | http://www.CommunityONE.org
Joined in September 2014

About Us

Mission

Community One, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization that give both the available and busy professional the opportunity to empower at-risk children by becoming career role models. We believe children who are aware of better options make better decisions. Working together with parents and the community we inspire hearts one child, one professional, one community at a time.

Vision

Children can't reach for the stars if they live where stars aren't visible and don't know exist. Our vision is that every at-risk child become exposed to better options, more opportunities and "stars" which lead to better decisions.

Programs

Speaker Series The Speaker Series puts a spin on the traditional ‘Career Day,’ attempting to spark the curiosity of children and encourage them to reach for the stars. The school will have 3-4 workshops to host a Star in a classroom. Students will be given a worksheet prior to each session for notes. Students are required to return the worksheet signed by their parent or guardian. After the final session students are required to give a presentation showcasing either their favorite speaker or what they want to be when they grow up (Parents & Stars are encouraged to attend.)

Lunch with a Star Once a student is interested in a career, our staff will connect he or she with a Star in that industry. Stars will meet with students on campus during lunch. Prior to the meeting, educators are expected to work with students to help prepare questions. Students will receive a worksheet to take notes that are expected to be returned with his or her parent/guardian signature. Student also completes a detailed road map project on the steps to work in that industry and presents it to other members of the group (Parent's are encouraged to attend.)

In Action We’ve added a twist to traditional one on one job shadowing. With ‘In Action’ a large group or class take a trip to a local business and witness them in action! Students are split into smaller groups across the organization and learn specific duties in various departments. Shortly after students come together and share their experiences with each other and hear from the organization’s executives.

Mission

Community One, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization that give both the available and busy professional the opportunity to empower at-risk children by becoming career role models. We believe children who are aware of better options make…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Urban Areas
  • Volunteering

Location

  • 6040 Richmond Highway ste 501
    Alexandria, VA 22303

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