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INMED’s Vision

INMED’s vision is to transform the future for generations of children by building a continuity of support from infancy to adulthood. We engage families and communities to build a foundation for healthy development from the start to prevent the loss of children’s potential—whether through disease, neglect or lack of education or opportunity—and empowering today’s youth to create hope and opportunity for themselves and for generations to come.

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CyrusOne and HITT Team Up to Spruce Up INMED’s Opportunity Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Nancy Baker, Communications Director, 540-533-7490, nbaker@inmed.org

STERLING, VA (January 4, 2018): Children and families returning to INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center after winter break were treated to a bright, freshly painted interior, some new furnishings and a much-needed storage closet for donated supplies. The spruced-up center is a New Year’s gift from a group of industrious volunteers led by CyrusOne, a leading global data center REIT, and HITT Contracting, who arrived before dawn on December 19 for an annual employee volunteer day of service. The Opportunity Center serves low-income children and families in Loudoun County, Virginia through a variety of support and empowerment programs.

“At a time when most organizations are winding down for the holidays, these volunteers renovated and improved our functionality in ways that we could not readily afford,” noted INMED Opportunity Center Executive Director Cecilia Capece. “They sanded, stained, painted, steamed, waxed, wired, caulked, plumbed, created tables and installed a storage closet. When our staff, students and program participants returned to the Opportunity Center, they were amazed by this heartfelt gesture.”

“It was a privilege for the CyrusOne team to assist the children and families at the INMED Opportunity Center,” said Chris Napier, director-data center operations, CyrusOne. “Since our expansion into Northern Virginia in 2014, the company’s focus on supporting the communities we serve with both our time and resources has led to numerous volunteer and philanthropic opportunities. We’re thrilled to partner with our friends at HITT to work on behalf of the Opportunity Center and look forward to continuing our support of this important organization.”

HITT, which constructs many of CyrusOne’s data centers, enlisted the giving spirit of its vast subcontractor community, including Critical Project Services, Rock Spring Contracting, Sparkle Painting Co., Rosendin Electric, W.E. Bowers and N. J. Sullivan Co., to complete this fast-track renovation in record time.

“Many businesses have the desire to perform community service, but finding the right match with an organization that will evolve into a long-term relationship isn’t that easy,” noted HITT Vice President Coleby D. Cyrtmus. “We’re looking to make a meaningful impact in the community and were fortunate to discover INMED’s Opportunity Center, which fits nicely into HITT’s corporate responsibility program.”

The Opportunity Center project was especially meaningful to Suzanna Diebes, a new CyrusOne Project Manager. “I believe strongly in the value of education, so having the chance to use my
skills to help an organization that is preparing disadvantaged children for a brighter future is very rewarding,” she said. “I feel proud and blessed to be part of a company that encourages giving
back to the community in this way.”

About the INMED Family & Youth Opportunity Center:
INMED has been serving low-income communities in Loudoun since 1994. INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center in Sterling  provides a continuum of care and support from prenatal through adulthood through child development and family education, after-school academic enrichment, skills development and job readiness services, homelessness intervention programs and intensive case management for families in crisis. Learn more at https://opportunitycenter.us.

About CyrusOne:
CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE) is a high-growth real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for nearly 1,000 customers, including 195 Fortune 1000 companies and nine of the top 10 cloud providers.

With a track record of meeting and surpassing the aggressive speed-to-market demands of hyperscale cloud providers, as well as the expanding IT infrastructure requirements of the enterprise, CyrusOne provides the flexibility, reliability, security, and connectivity that foster business growth. CyrusOne offers a tailored, customer service-focused platform and is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 44 data centers worldwide. Learn more at https://cyrusone.com/.

About HITT Contracting, Inc.:
One of the top 100 largest general contractors in the nation, HITT Contracting Inc. was founded in 1937 outside of Washington, DC by husband-and-wife team Warren and Myrtle Hitt. In the 80 years since, the company has expanded to eight offices across the United States and in 2017 earned revenues of more than $1.5B. Our client-focused teams fulfill any program need from core and shell buildings and complete tenant/owner fit-outs, to doorknob replacements and
service work. HITT has 1,000 employees, including a skilled in-house field force available 24/7 to support clients long after initial occupancy. The HITT Way for quality and excellence defines
the core of our mission and structure. Teams are organized into expert market sectors, specializing in corporate base building and interiors, government, healthcare, hospitality, law firms, industrial, technology, and commercial services. Complementing these market sector teams are the preconstruction, sustainable construction, virtual, and subcontractor relationships divisions. See how we’re celebrating our 80 years in business at HITT.COM/80Stories.

Photo Captions:

Photo 1: INMED Opportunity Center Executive Director Cecilia Capece thanks CyrusOne volunteer workday organizers Stuart Dyer (left) and Chris Napier (right) for choosing the center as the beneficiary of the company’s annual volunteer workday service project.

 

Photo 2: CyrusOne Project Manager Suzanna Diebes preps a bench for refinishing during the company’s annual volunteer workday at INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center in Sterling, VA.

 

Photo 3: Employees from CyrusOne, HITT Contracting, Inc. and their subcontractor community pitched in to paint, repair and renovate INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center for low-income children and families in Loudoun County.

Photo 4: Employees from Rosendin Electric performed numerous small electrical repairs and upgrades at INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center during CyrusOne’s annual volunteer workday.

 

Photo 5: Employees from HITT subcontractor Rock Spring Contracting constructed a much-needed storage closet in the Opportunity Center’s multipurpose room during the whirlwind volunteer workday.

Photo 6: Employees from CyrusOne, HITT Contracting, Inc., Critical Project Services, Rock Spring Contracting, Sparkle Painting Co., Rosendin Electric, W.E. Bowers and N. J. Sullivan Co. joined forces to renovate INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center as an early holiday gift for its low-income program participants.

Welcome Yesenia Guevara to our Healthy Families Loudoun Team

INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center welcomes Yesenia B. Guevara to our Healthy Families Loudoun team. As a Family Support Worker, Yesenia will conduct home visits and deliver family education to help at-risk parents build vital skills for raising healthy, safe and nurtured  children. Learn more about our family support services at https://opportunitycenter.us/programs

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Robert McAleer New Board of Trustee

INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center welcomes Robert McAleer to our Board of Trustees. Robert is a long-time entrepreneur and President of Sterling, VA-based Wolftrap Automotive Consultants, which specializes in helping individuals through the process of buying/selling/trading their cars to ensure a fair and enjoyable experience. He also has a heart for helping children and families in need, and we’re thankful for his support!

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Thankful Thursday

Thank you, Fairfax County Times newspaper, for featuring one of INMED’s outstanding volunteers in last week’s issue. Find out why Saarthak Maheshwari spends his spare time sharing his talents with children at INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center:  http://e-edition.fairfaxtimes.com/Olive/ODN/FairfaxCountyTimes/#

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Become a Volunteer

Start the New Year off right by volunteering at INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center in Sterling, VA. We rely on volunteers to help us facilitate our after-school academic enrichment program and skills development classes. We have a need for classroom monitors as well as tutors and homework helpers. If you’re a student who needs service hours, a retiree or a professional seeking a way to give back to the community in a meaningful way, please contact Yahaira Hanon at yhanon@inmed.org to find out how you can join our wonderful team of volunteers!

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Thank you to our Supporters

As the new year approaches, the INMED Family & Youth Opportunity Center staff would like to sincerely thank our Board of Trustees, Programs Advisory Board, volunteers, supporters, donors, sponsors and in-kind contributors for their dedication and demonstrated commitment on behalf of our program participants. The continued success of our programs is built on their tireless efforts and diligent support.

We offer our very best wishes for health and happiness in 2018 and look forward to working together on behalf of children and families in Loudoun.

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Thank you to the Women’s Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling

Thank you to the Women’s Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling, who provided gifts for the children in our Healthy Families Loudoun Program’s parent educations groups. The gifts were distributed at the Opportunity Center—and the children were so excited to learn that the gifts under the tree were just for them!

INMED’s Healthy Families Loudoun program provides in-home educational and support services for pregnant women, teens and families with young children. A family support worker guides each family one-on-one to give their children the best possible start in life and to ensure the children remain healthy, safe and nurtured. children We are grateful for the Women’s Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling and others who support Healthy Families Loudoun.

Learn more about the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling at www.uusterling.org.

Why I Support INMED

As the father of two young children, I’ve come to appreciate how important it is for kids to have access to activities, instruction and care at times when working parents just can’t be available.  I’ve also come to appreciate how very expensive and inaccessible after-school programs can be for low-income families who need affordable alternatives.

INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center fills a gap in services available to families in need and children whose parents lack the means to provide them with all the opportunities they deserve.  I’ve heard parents extol the virtues of the Opportunity Center’s programs and describe how INMED helped them overcome times of crisis. 

I joined the Opportunity Center’s Board of Trustees to be part of something that truly improves the lives of others. The more children who do not fall through the cracks, the better off everyone in our community will be—but INMED cannot accomplish this without financial support and volunteer service. Getting involved with INMED is not only beneficial to my career but is one of the most rewarding investments I’ve made with my time and resources.

Steven Tibbets
Managing Senior Counsel
CA Technologies

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Why I Volunteer for INMED

I heard about INMED through a service organization I lead called Peers and Students Taking Action (P.A.S.T.A.).  The first time I volunteered at INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center,  I saw so many wonderful opportunities to help the community and those who don’t have the resources that others do.

I started tutoring middle school students in math on Saturday mornings and have spent the past three summers giving free guitar lessons at the Center. Almost all the kids are brand new to the instrument, so it’s great to see them learn to play from scratch. The kids at INMED are awesome. I love those moments when I see the kids smile after accomplishing something or completing a difficult task. Their excitement and motivation are powerful and contagious.

Community service really instills a sense of gratitude, confidence and leadership. I’ve also found that volunteering is reciprocal. Helping others ultimately helps everyone live up to their true potential. I hope more teenagers will understand how great it feels to give back to the community.

Saarthak Maheshwari
11th grade student
Stone Bridge High School

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