Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a nonprofit that changes live by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. Our nation’s schools are full of students who possess a desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard, but many of them do not truly have the opportunity to be college-ready. These are often the students who will be the first in their families to attend college and are from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. AVID's mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
Bonner leaders support middle or high school students in an academic elective class called AVID. They lead collaborative groups, using higher-order questioning strategies to help students develop a variety of college preparatory skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving.
Britepaths is a dedicated leader in developing sustainable solutions that stabilize low-income working families, build resilience through financial literacy and workforce development, and provide support for children. Britepaths' mission is to provide our Fairfax County area neighbors in need with short-term safety-net services and empower them to work toward long-term self-sufficiency.
Bonner Leaders support Fundraising and Development as well as Data and Reporting/Assessment
Friends of Guest House
Friends of Guest House helps women successfully reenter the community from incarceration. Since our founding in 1974, Guest House has helped more than 4,000 women break the vicious cycle of incarceration, reunite with their families, and reintegrate into their communities. Guest House serves our clients through our core programs: the Residential-to-Aftercare program continuum, Workforce & Life Development Program, or the non-residential Outreach Program.
Bonner Leaders support our teams across all areas of program service delivery.
Just Neighbors provides high-quality immigration legal services to low-income immigrants, asylees, and refugees in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia; and builds community among clients, staff, volunteers, and the larger society through education, advocacy, and volunteerism.
Bonner leaders support our fundraising, development, and advocacy efforts.
Northern Virginia Science Center (Children’s Science Center)
The Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation, the Children’s Science Center Lab, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and interactive museum where children, families, and school groups can explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts through fun, engaging hands-on exhibits, activities, and programs. We serve guests at the Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall and through our community programs delivered to schools, libraries, and STEM festivals across Northern Virginia. The Foundation is also developing the Northern Virginia Science Center in Dulles, VA, a world-class, interactive regional science center for families, students, and learners of all ages made possible through a pivotal public-private partnership. Learn more about their mission today at childsci.org and their vision for the future at novasci.org.
Bonner Leaders serve as STEM Educators leading STEM-focused lessons and workshops at the Lab and in the community, as youth development team members interviewing high school student applicants for internships, and as researchers for community outreach.
Shelter House, Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention, safe housing, and supportive services to families experiencing homelessness and victims of domestic violence in our community. All of our shelters use a rapid re-housing approach, which is the provision of housing location support, rental assistance, and intensive case management services to help those experiencing homelessness return to housing as quickly as possible. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing life-changing solutions to the housing challenges many faces by empowering those we serve to become self-sufficient and safe.
The Bonner Leaders help Shelter House with organizing our program space, providing youth activities, and administrative tasks ranging from front desk assistance, managing phone lines, and more!
Second Story assists our local youth and their families by offering both short- and long-term support across four main program areas. Second Story for Teens in Crisis provides safe havens, around-the-clock support, individual therapy, and family counseling for youth ages 13 to 17. Second Story for Young Mothers provides housing and support for pregnant and/or parenting young women experiencing homelessness. Second Story for Homeless Youth provides housing and support for youth experiencing homelessness. Second Story in the Community offers after-school support to children and teens and drop-in services, food, and other resources for families in the community.
Bonner Leaders support our young people across all areas of program service delivery.
Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District
Founded in 1945 by citizens concerned about conserving natural resources, the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District is now one of 47 conservation districts in Virginia and approximately 3,000 nationwide. NVSWCD is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia, governed by a five-member Board of Directors. Its boundaries are the same as those of Fairfax County, home to over 1.2 million people. NVSWCD is a locally-led conservation agency with a long history of responding to Fairfax County’s changing rural to the urban landscape, transitioning programs based on identified needs. NVSWCD is valued for its leadership in using new and emerging techniques to address traditional issues and modern challenges.
NVSWCD collaborates with Fairfax County and other partners to provide conservation information, technical services, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities to residents on many aspects of water quality, non-point source pollution, and stream health.
Bonner Leaders with NVSWCD assist with technical programs including site visits to address drainage and erosion concerns, rain barrel workshops, and invasive plant removal programs. Bonner Leaders support volunteer programs like storm drain labeling and biological stream monitoring and participate in educational programs ranging from tabling at outreach events and leading webinars to assisting with school field trips and outreach to Fairfax County’s many diverse communities.