Tag: volunteer 

Being Bilingual: A Volunteer Interview

Emma Pazos is a bilingual CASA volunteer in SCAN’s Alexandria/Arlington CASA Program. Originally from Peru, Emma is an internal auditor at a firm in D.C. She is currently on her first assigned case as a volunteer, and thus far has proven to be a dedicated, intelligent and caring CASA. We decided to sit down with her […]

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New Workshops with SCAN!

It’s a new school year and we’re excited to launch a new menu of workshops for the community! We encourage ALL groups of people to consider a workshop — from nonprofits, schools and government agencies to parenting groups, employers and faith groups. Our workshops are based on SCAN’s existing child abuse prevention and advocacy programs as well as the […]

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SCAN to Benefit from “Rock at the Row”

July 14, 2015 SCAN has been selected to benefit  from Pentagon Row’s outdoor summer concert series “Rock at the Row.” Returning for its 13th year,  the live music event will take place Thursdays, July 16th thru August 20th from 7-9pm. Guests can enter the VIP section for $10 a person, taste local brews (with our […]

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Guest Post: A New Volunteer’s (Beautiful) Perspective

We were thrilled to hear about Lainie Morgan’s experiences during her first volunteer experience with SCAN. Enjoy her story — we hope it inspires you to volunteer, too! As someone who used to teach children and families in Baltimore but now supports educators from a national office and misses being in the classroom, I sought […]

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SNEAK PEEK @ SCAN’s Croquet Day

Wondering what our new Croquet Day on May 18th will be all about? We have to keep some of the fun a surprise, but we can share a few photos of the preparations in full swing for this family-friendly event. Enjoy this sneak peek of the FUN, then contact us to VOLUNTEER (info@scanva.org) or REGISTER TODAY (it’s the final day to register!)…Family Teams […]

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April: It’s time to get personal

Today’s guest blogger is Kim Fiske, a longtime supporter and current Board Member of SCAN. Kim’s perspective on SCAN’s change and growth over the years is valuable, but it’s her personal connections and networking that we find especially uplifting. She is an individual who has put her heart into her commitment to SCAN on many levels, […]

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CYP Kicks off April! Book and Toy Drive for Children in CASA Program

Today’s guest blog post comes from SCAN’s Council of Young Professionals, an energetic group of 20- and 30-something-year-old volunteers getting ready to make a big impact in April for National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Thanks to Meghan Tuttle and Angela Walter for contributing to this special post! April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and, it goes without saying, […]

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Do CASA volunteers make a difference?

This is the second post in a series of three from SCAN’s CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program, written by Lindsay Warner Ferrer. Lindsay is a CASA Case Supervisor and was previously a trained volunteer with the program. The Alexandria/Arlington Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program provides trained volunteers appointed by the Court to serve as […]

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What happens when you believe?

The theme of SCAN’s year-end report this year touches on the essence of our work… Believing in children as the hope for tomorrow; Believing in the family as an essential fiber in the fabric of our community; Believing that we each have a role and responsibility in supporting parents around us in order to ensure […]

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CYP: Three little letters gearing up to make a big difference for SCAN in 2013.

Today’s guest blog comes from SCAN’s Council of Young Professionals (CYP), a group of volunteers working together to support SCAN’s mission and engage new members of the community in SCAN’s work.  To learn more about the CYP and how you can get involved, email SCAN’s Development Director Karen Price at kprice@scanva.org. There’s no underestimating the power […]

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One decade. One volunteer. One amazing impact.

One Decade. One Volunteer. One Amazing Impact. Ten years ago, Tyra Hunt was sworn-in as a CASA volunteer with SCAN’s Alexandria/Arlington CASA Program. Today she stops by the blog to reflect on the challenges of being a CASA, her favorite memories and why she remains committed to advocating for abused and neglected children in our local […]

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SCANStar: One Year, One Perspective

Just a year ago, Kiesha Boney stepped into her very first volunteer opportunity with SCAN’s Parent Education Program. Since then she’s volunteered 40+ hours, working alongside SCAN’s Children’s Program Coordinator and helping children learn and grow in a structured children’s program while their parents participate in weekly educational support group sessions. We asked Kiesha to share […]

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This is what hope looks like.

“How wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to improve the world.” – Anne Frank Kaylyn Pennock is certainly not waiting. You know those people you can always count on to do a good job? The people who make everyone’s eyes light up? Now let me ask – are they teenagers? In the eyes […]

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SCANSnapshot: Volunteers are a beautiful thing

Last night we kicked off our new session of ABCs of Parenting classes, and we can’t think of a more beautiful picture to post this morning. This is a group of Parent Education Program volunteers who supported our last round of English and Spanish parenting classes, which resulted in 24 parents (12 from each class) […]

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A SCANStar Farewell to Susan Britton

This month we bid adieu to Susan Britton, a member of SCAN’s volunteer family for more than half a decade. Every week, Susan served as the Children’s Program Coordinator for SCAN’s Monday night Parent Support Group. This month she’ll oversee her last evening of children’s activites to allow time for other personal and professional opportunities. “I’ll […]

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SCANStar: CASA Volunteer Vicki Strimel

Eleven years and more than 20 CASA children later, Vicki Strimel is a volunteer who continues to be an incredible advocate for children in our community. Since being sworn in as a CASA volunteer in the fall of 2000, Vicki has helped those 20+ children have safe, stable homes where they’ve been able to thrive. Her calm […]

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SCANSnapshot: Cooking up fun for families (PART 2!)

In our blog post last week we promised to let you know how we’d manage without our amazing volunteer Beth Donnelly (owner of The Regal Fig Food Co. and weekly creator of healthy meals for our Parenting Class families) while she’s out of the country for a couple of weeks. Well, we think this picture is worth a […]

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SCANStar: Meaghan Morris

It’s volunteers like Meaghan Morris who make our ABCs of Parenting Class a special experience for the whole family. While parents are engaged in lessons with class facilitators, their children spend time with Meaghan and other volunteers who teach lessons on correlating topics, engage in meaningful conversations, have fun and provide a supportive, energetic ear to both […]

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Adventures in CASAland…+ Fancy Free Tuesday!

Navigating the ins and outs of the court system, families, teachers, doctors and all the people involved in a child’s life can be daunting, but we recently had the opportunity to celebrate someone who makes it look easy – Ann Caulkins, one of our CASA Program staff members.  Ann volunteered with SCAN’s CASA Program for 5 […]

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