Telos Commits $25K to Expand Community Schools Initiative

Telos Corporation in Ashburn has donated $25,000 to help expand the Community School Initiative to all six Loudoun County Title 1 schools. The CSI program is spearheaded by 100WomenStrong in partnership with the Loudoun Education Foundation.

The expansion of the CSI program includes hiring an additional Loudoun County Public Schools social worker to support the Title 1 school CSI parent liaisons as they work with area nonprofits, private companies and government agencies for the benefit of school children, their parents and the surrounding community. The program began in 2015 at Sterling Elementary and has expanded to include Forest Grove, Sugarland, Guilford, Sully, and Rolling Ridge elementary schools beginning in Fall 2019.

“Telos is one of the most involved and philanthropic companies in Loudoun County, and it has long been a supporter of innovative educational initiatives here,” said Karen G. Schaufeld, founder and president of 100WomenStrong, a group of philanthropists seeking to strategically invest in organizations and programs that enrich the lives of Loudoun County residents. “We are honored that Telos chose to help us raise the $400,000 it will take to support the expansion of the CSI for the next three years. The investment in these schools will have a long-term effect on the overall health and well-being of our entire county, and we are hoping others will follow Telos’ lead in supporting the CSI.”

The community school approach provides vulnerable children and their families with a range of services addressing health issues, language barriers, food insecurity, school readiness, and more. By providing these programs at the school, working parents do not have to worry about how to ensure their children can participate in activities and enrichment programs. The initiative also includes programs that are designed to increase parental involvement and help children improve both attendance and grades. Most of the CSI activities are offered free of charge or at reduced cost because of donations of time and services from numerous community organizations.

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100WomenStrong is a proud fund of Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties