Community Gives Back

Ernst & Young Connect Day

September 2010 — EY Connect Day brought 50 Ernst & Young employees to volunteer at PHILLIPS this year. This is the 4th year PHILLIPS has participated in this company wide day of service. The volunteers complete many projects throughout the day. They guided our adolescent population in mock job interviews and gave career advice; planted bushes and built an outdoor classroom for students; and painted a new mural for the building. In addition, 75 volunteers at Ernst & Young’s McLean office created scrapbooks for each classroom to capture memories throughout the school year.

BB&T Lighthouse Project

September 2010 — BB&T volunteers held a special Health & Wellness Day at PHILLIPS School ~ Annandale. Volunteers worked with over 50 students to learn about healthy lifestyles. Students and volunteers worked together to prepare healthy snacks for the classrooms, while other volunteers led the students through a series of fitness activities including agility drills, yoga, and basketball. BB&T donated $4,000 to support the activities and our “Food for Thought” lunch program. The event was part of the BB&T Lighthouse Project, a company-wide community service initiative.

Datatel Helping Hands

April 2010 – Volunteers from Datatel pitched in to help PHILLIPS prepare for its annual fundraising gala. The volunteers helped this year’s theme, Superhero Spectacular, come alive by painting posters with Superhero catchphrases, painting the landscape for PHILLIPS’ own Gotham City, and assembling the centerpieces. This is the second year PHILLIPS has participated in Datatel’s annual day of service. We greatly appreciate Datatel’s support and they are truly PHILLIPS’ Superheroes!

New Partnership: Booz Allen Hamilton

PHILLIPS is delighted to begin a partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton. PHILLIPS Programs recently received a grant from the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities to pilot a program that explores how 21st century technology can support people with disabilities to be successful at work. One project goal is to pair students with a Career Coach. Four employees from Booz Allen Hamilton will serve as the Career Coach for students from PHILLIPS School ~ Annandale. They will provide career advice and resources for the students that will help them prepare for life after PHILLIPS. One relationship can have a long lasting positive impact!