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Community Resources
and Engagement

Belong! connects families and individuals in our community with the resources and essential services that help empower them and promote opportunities for their success.

Parenting Classes

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One of Belong!'s goals is to strengthen families so that their children can develop to their full potential.

 

We partner with organizations/individuals specialized in childhood development and psychology to offer parenting classes that engage parents in dialogue and strengthen parent-child communications and nourish understanding of their children.

Classes we have helped sponsor include Loving Solutions; The Effects of Childhood Trauma; Basic Computers; and How to Use Schoology.

Connecting our Community
with Resources

Belong! is well positioned to respond to the needs in our community by making quick and efficient connections with resources available in our town and county.

We have created a Spanish informational flyer that we share with families to keep them abreast of current resources and events in our area.  

ESOL Classes

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One of the many ways we support the large immigrant community in Vienna is by connecting them to ESOL classes. Classes are offered locally by Vienna Presbyterian Church ("VPC"). At times, Belong! has found volunteers to work on Zoom with adults when local classes have been full. 

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Service Projects

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Belong! invites families to engage in the community by offering service project opportunities. Serving together is a great way to build genuine relationships and show people that they can be active members of our community. 

These are some of the services projects Belong! has sponsored:

  • Town of Vienna Flower Planting event - brought people together to plant flowers and beautify part of our town

  • Raking for Relief -  kids and families raked yards for donations to support families in Central America devastated by two back-to-back hurricanes. We worked hard over two weekends to raise over $2,000 from donations!

  • A morning to clean up the neighborhood where kids got a chance to walk around Vienna picking up trash

  • Town of Vienna Earth Care Day - a family event to help spruce and clean up Vienna Parks

Nutrition Education

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Through our partnership with INOVA Healthy Plate Club,  we offer children and their families nutrition education and healthy snacks.

This summer INOVA Healthy Plate Club participated in our camp to teach children all about healthy eating habits. Children had a great time learning about healthy foods, how to read labels, and how to make yummy and healthy snacks.  It was a wonderful way to empower our children to make healthier food choices.