Tart Lumber

Super article on Sterling’s beloved Tart Lumber, a family-owned enterprise since 1951, in the summer issue of Loudouner. Current owner and CEO Elizabeth “Libby” Tart Fritsche serves on the Board of Trustees of INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center, where her leadership and generosity have made a tremendous impact on vulnerable children and families in Loudoun.

“If we can try to get families the help they need to combat homelessness and provide services to children who need after school care, that’s fantastic,” Libby says in the article. “I wish it could cure all the problems in Sterling but I hope it takes away some of the despair that children have.”

Read more about the Tart-Fritsche family and support Tart Lumber! http://www.loudountimes.com/pdf/special_sections/2017SummerLoudouner/mobile/index.html#p=44
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Full STEAM Ahead

Students in Session 3 of our Summer Camp learn about engineering, the “E” in INMED’s expanded focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) in our programs at the Family & Youth Opportunity Center in Sterling, VA. INMED uses participatory education to help low-income children, youth and families to develop and strengthen skills to be workforce competitive.

If you have a skill to share, please consider offering a workshop to our program participants at the Family & Youth Opportunity Center. More information is available by contact Maria Vasquez at mvasquez@inmed.org. If your company or organization would like to support our programs financially, please contact Cecilia Capece at ccapece@inmed.org. Learn more about our programs at https://opportunitycenter.us.

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INMED Volunteers

Congratulations to Maeve McQuillan and Vihita Kanteti, two high school students who completed the Loudoun Cares Claude Moore Community Builders (CMCB) project by volunteering with INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center after-school and summer camp programs. The CMCB program connects teens with unique volunteer experiences at respected nonprofit organizations while supporting nonprofits with much-needed volunteers. This experience helps students develop skills and qualifications that give them a competitive edge in higher education and future careers, in addition to preparing them for a lifetime of service.

Maeve and Vihita gained valuable experience in planning and executing elementary-level after-school and summer camp programs. Loudoun Cares recently presented INMED with a commemorative plaque in appreciation for supporting the CMCB program. Learn more at http://www.loudouncares.org/what-we-do/claude-moore-community-builders/.

If you or someone you know is looking for volunteer opportunities at INMED, please contact Erin Lewis at elewis@inmed.org

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