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Support Our Charity Training Futures!

Every December we provide a donation in support of our local workforce development program Training Futures.  We'll present our donation to Training Futures representatives in January.

This year, donate $25, $50, $75, or $100 by picking a donation ticket which is located via our holiday social's registration page.  The opportunity to donate will remain open for the rest of the year.  Thank you for your gift!

About Training Futures

Training Futures prepares high-potential, underemployed individuals for more stable, professional office careers, via a 25-week career-training program, focusing on office and computer skills. The program is part of the Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) – a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Students are trained in medical terminology, health care insurance, billing and coding, MS Office Suite, Windows Internet/e-mail, keyboarding, business math/English, customer service, reception duties, filing, 10-key calculators, and professional development workshops. As part of their training, they learn core records management skills.


Since its inception in 1996, Training Futures has trained more than 1,000 people – with 90% of its graduates obtaining permanent positions, earning significantly more money than what they could have earned without the training. Part of this success stems from the program’s focus on teaching problem-solving and communication skills, in a simulated office environment. Trainees must arrive on time, dress professionally, complete assigned office projects, and receive periodic performance reviews.