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11/01/2022

Let's learn more about 2022 Bravo! Honoree Tanya Gonzalez! Tanya is a 1994 Midlothian High School graduate and the Executive Director of the Sacred Heart Center in Richmond, VA.

Learn a little bit about Tanya here and get your tickets to the Bravo! Awards on November 17th to learn more about all of our honorees! Tickets are on sale through the end of this week! Get your tickets here: https://cefva.networkforgood.com/events/41875-the-2022-bravo-awards

10/31/2022

Purchases your 2022 Bravo! Awards tickets by this Friday, November 4th!

In addition to celebrating our six fabulous honorees, enjoy a networking reception, a three-course meal, The Klaxton Brown Band with lead vocals by a CCPS Principal (!!!!), Comedian Micah "Bam-Bamm" White as event emcee, and an open bar!

We hope you will join on November 17th! Get your tickets here: https://cefva.networkforgood.com/events/41875-the-2022-bravo-awards?fbclid=IwAR2vvCbiQNeBWJAUKeGQ2qico4-ksjJgSPOLSH9VcTJuK0rhlwfof7gui1A

10/26/2022

Today is the last day to drop off a coat to support Pink Flamingo Week! We are still accepting donations for the next few weeks, though! You can donate using this link: www.tinyurl.com/ccpsflamingo

Or you can dropofff a coat at the locations here:
• Clover Hill High (13301 Kelly Green Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112): 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 26.
• Chester Presbyterian Church (3424 W. Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23831): 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday through Oct. 26
• Woody Funeral Home - Huguenot Chapel (1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian VA 23113): 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Oct. 26
• Resale Addict (409 E. Ellerslie Ave., Colonial Heights, VA 23834): 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 26
• The Grille at Magnolia Green Golf Club (7001 Awesome Drive, Moseley, VA 23120): 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 26

10/25/2022

The 2022 Bravo! Awards Gala is right around the corner and we are excited to honoree six incredible Chesterfield County Public Schools alums! Each week leading up to the Bravo! Awards on November 17th, we will feature a different honoree and let them tell you their story in their own words!
Hear from Javaid Siddiqi, PhD, Matoaca graduate and former CCPS School Board Member and VA Secretary of Education. Javaid is now the President and CEF of The Hunt Institute!
Celebrate with us: https://cefva.networkforgood.com/.../41875-the-2022-bravo...

10/20/2022

The Bravo! Awards are right around the corner on November 17th! It is going to be a night you won't want to miss! In addition to celebrating our six fabulous honorees, enjoy a networking reception, a three-course meal, The Klaxton Brown Band with lead vocals by a CCPS Principal (!!!!), Comedian Micah "Bam-Bamm" White as event emcee, and an open bar!

Get your tickets by November 4th! https://cefva.networkforgood.com/events/41875-the-2022-bravo-awards?fbclid=IwAR27Grk_21NnMb92ufMPBp21cOvaU7yYW9BXvQlBNyP7mwHT9G-c-ofJZhQ

"Hairspray" at Thomas Dale High 10/19/2022

"Hairspray" at Thomas Dale High

Pink Flamingo Week is your opportunity to help keep Chesterfield County students warm by donating coats at one of these sites:
• Clover Hill High (13301 Kelly Green Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112): 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 26.
• Chester Presbyterian Church (3424 W. Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23831): 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday through Oct. 26
• Woody Funeral Home - Huguenot Chapel (1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian VA 23113): 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Oct. 26
• Resale Addict (409 E. Ellerslie Ave., Colonial Heights, VA 23834): 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 26
• The Grille at Magnolia Green Golf Club (7001 Awesome Drive, Moseley, VA 23120): 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 26

You can also support this effort by donating online to the Chesterfield Education Foundation: tinyurl.com/ccpsflamingo. For each $25, a warm coat will be purchased for a student.

10/18/2022

The 2022 Bravo! Awards Gala is right around the corner and we are excited to honoree six incredible Chesterfield County Public Schools alums! Each week leading up to the Bravo! Awards on November 17th, we will feature a different honoree and let them tell you their story in their own words!

Hear from Katherine Williams, Thomas Dale graduate and the Assistant Director of Capital Projects at Georgetown University.

Celebrate with us: https://cefva.networkforgood.com/.../41875-the-2022-bravo...

10/11/2022

The 2022 Bravo! Awards Gala is right around the corner and we are excited to honoree six incredible County Public Schools alums! Each week leading up to the Bravo! Awards on November 17th, we will feature a different honoree and let them tell you their story in their own words!

Hear from Bill Bevins, Meadowbrook graduate of 1969, and a face and voice most Richmonder's are very familiar with!

Celebrate with us: https://cefva.networkforgood.com/events/41875-the-2022-bravo-awards

10/04/2022

The 2022 Bravo! Awards Gala is right around the corner and we are excited to honoree six incredible Chesterfield County Public Schools alums! Each week leading up to the Bravo! Awards on November 17th, we will feature a different honoree and let them tell you their story in their own words!

First up is Nick Patel, LC Bird Class of 1987 and the Owner and President of Kalyan Hospitality!

Celebrate with us: https://cefva.networkforgood.com/events/41875-the-2022-bravo-awards

09/29/2022

Tickets to the 2022 BRAVO! Awards are on sale now! Join us on November 17th to celebrate our outstanding honorees! Enjoy an evening hearing from our honorees, a reception, a three-course plated meal, and an open bar!

Tickets are $150 and support CEF's mission of providing equitable education opportunities and increasing innovation in classrooms for CCPS students.

Get your ticket here: https://cefva.networkforgood.com/events/41875-the-2022-bravo-awards?utm_campaign=dms_email_blast_2101756

Timeline photos 09/22/2022

Check out the latest issue of CCPS on the Go!

The latest edition of CCPS on the Go! is on its way to every Chesterfield County home. This award-winning publication is full of information about Chesterfield County Public Schools. Designed to improve the reach of communication, the publication is initially funded through federal relief funds. Digital versions of each edition are online at bit.ly/CCPSgo, with the latest Spanish edition coming soon.

09/12/2022

Inspiring and productive Board retreat planning how we can continue to help the students and teachers of Chesterfield County Public Schools!

Thanks to Gather for the awesome hospitality!

Former Highland Springs High to serve as region's first full-service community school 08/29/2022

Former Highland Springs High to serve as region's first full-service community school

Congratulations to our friends at the Henrico Education Foundation!

Former Highland Springs High to serve as region's first full-service community school The old Highland Springs High School building in Eastern Henrico was spruced up over the summer, and will reopen to students on Monday with a new purpose.

08/26/2022

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08/24/2022

Congratulations Brett Mietus, 2019 Bravo! Award honoree and 1998 L.C. Bird graduate, for his promotion to Rear Admiral!

Learn More about Rear Admiral Mietus here: https://www.navy.mil/Leadership/Flag-Officer-Biographies/BioDisplay/Article/3114104/rear-admiral-brett-w-mietus/

08/22/2022

It's the first day of school for Chesterfield County Public Schools students and teachers! Welcome back! Let's make it a great year!

08/21/2022

Welcome to a great year!

Photos from Chesterfield Education Foundation's post 08/20/2022

That’s a wrap!! Every seat on the school bus was filled with school supplies! Thanks for making it possible for our students!!

08/20/2022

Today’s the day! Come out and support Chesterfield County Public Schools at the Midlothian Walmart CBS 6- WTVR - WTVR.com!

08/18/2022

Stuff the Bus is Saturday! Join us at the Walmart on Midlothian Turnpike to support the students and teachers of Chesterfield County Public Schools! We will be collecting school supplies from 9a-1pm and we hope to see you there! SouthState Bank

08/16/2022

Our next Bravo! Award Honorees is Bill Bevins. Bill is a 1969 graduate of Meadowbrook High School!

Bill Bevins graduated from Meadowbrook in 1969 and went on to a Broadcasting school in Washington D.C in the fall, but dropped out in February of 1970 to start as a DJ at WSVS in Crewe, Va. He worked through the 1970s at WSVS and at WHAP in Hopewell, WRNL and WRXL in Richmond and in 1982 joined a new station WEZS EZ104 which became WMXB B103. In 1991, he joined another new station WTVR Lite 98. Throughout his career, Bevins has earned numerous awards including Broadcaster of The Year from the Richmond Broadcaster Hall of Fame in 1996, Lifetime Achievement Award from Richmond Broadcaster Hall of Fame in 1998, and was voted Best Broadcaster, Best Voice, and Best Morning Show by the readers of Richmond Magazine from 1992 through 2014. In 2014, he was inducted into the VCU Communications Hall of Fame. Bevins is most proud of his work with the community. He was awarded the Louis Micheaux Award for Service to the Disabled from Central VA Easter Seals, awarded the 7 Seals Award for Support of our Armed Service, and awarded the Hometown Hero Award from the American Red Cross for his work during Hurricane Isabel. His broadcasting career has spanned 52 years and still continues today at WTVR CBS 6 News on Virginia This Morning.

Chesterfield Education Foundation - Every student deserves a quality education. 08/15/2022

Chesterfield Education Foundation - Every student deserves a quality education.

Join us this Saturday, August 20th, for our annual Stuff the Bus school-supply drive in partnership with South State Bank!

We will be collecting school supplies at the Midlothian Walmart (900 Walmart Way, Midlothian) from 9a-1pm! All supplies collected with benefit Chesterfield County Public Schools teachers and students!

Chesterfield Education Foundation - Every student deserves a quality education. As a community leader, Chesterfield County Public Schools is preparing students for successful futures and creating a better tomorrow. Now serving close to 62,000 students in 64 schools, CCPS is an award-winning school division including six National Blue Ribbon Schools, seven National Title I Dis...

08/11/2022

Join us on Saturday, August 20th from 9am-1pm at the Midlothian Walmart for our annual Stuff the Bus event! All of the school supplies collected will go to Chesterfield County Public Schools students and teachers!

08/10/2022

Our next Bravo! honoree feature is Tanya González, a 1994 graduate of Midlothian High School!

Tanya M. González holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Latin American Studies from Brown University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. González joined the Sacred Heart Center as the Executive Director in July 2016. She grew up on the Texas-Mexican border and has lived in Richmond for twenty-six years. She is a proud graduate of Chesterfield County Public Schools. She is active in the community, serving on several Boards as well as volunteering. She has almost 20 years’ experience in working with and for Richmond’s Latino community. González is a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond and the Connecting Communities Fellowship Program, as well as the Minority Political Leadership Institute. She was previously the recipient of the Ohtli award, given by the Mexican government to recognize individuals for their service to the Mexican community in the United States. González was also recognized as one of “Richmond’s Top 40 under 40” by Style Magazine in 2005, which highlights young leaders who are successful, talented and giving back to their community. In May 2015, González received the Leadership Metro Richmond Ukrop Community Vision Award. In 2018 she received the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Humanitarian Award, and in 2020 she was recognized as a Richmond History Maker by the Valentine Museum. In 2021 she was recognized as a VCU Alumni Top 10 under 10 Award. In her free time, she coordinates a dance group at the Sacred Heart Center that performs traditional Latin American and Spanish dance in the Richmond area.

08/09/2022

Chesterfield Education Foundation

Our new look!

We are so excited to share our new visual brand identity! See it in action on our new website, www.cefva.org!

Thanks to our partners at the West Cary Group for their hardwork on our new branding!

Chesterfield Education Foundation CEF is dedicated to supporting equitable educational opportunities and increasing classroom innovation in Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS). Check out the many programs that we support to "fuel the minds" of CCPS students.

08/04/2022

Join us on August 20th from 9am-2pm to help stuff the bus with school supplies! We will be collecting school supplies for Chesterfield County Public Schools students at the Midlothian Wal-Mart!

Hope to see you there!

08/02/2022

Our next Bravo! Awards honoree spotlight is James A. Jackson; a 1961 Geroge W. Carver graduate!

James A. Jackson was born as the second of 10 children in October 1942 to John and Mary Jackson in Winterpock, Virginia in Chesterfield County; attended Winterpock Elementary School and George W. Carver High School in Chester; graduated as Salutatorian in June 1961; was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church and active in the County’s 4-H Clubs.
Jackson attended Virginia Union University (VUU) from 1961-1965 with a National Defense Student Loan where he graduated as Valedictorian. Jackson participated in a Junior Year Abroad Program at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, West Africa. He earned a Master’s Degree in Mathematics under a National Science Foundation Graduate Traineeship at Howard University in Washington, DC. Jackson was a Mathematician/Data Analyst at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD where he was recognized for his contributions to America’s success of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Mission. He wrote a mathematical algorithm, which helped to verify NASA’s capability to navigate from Earth a lunar landing between two craters on the moon. Jackson received three NASA Exceptional Service Awards for Apollo-Soyuz Mission and NASA’s Tracking Data Relay Satellite Systems, he was an Honoree at the STS-5 Launch at the Kennedy Space in Florida and was an Aerospace Engineering Supervisor. Jackson collaborated with a US Air Force Lt. Colonel on a memorandum of understanding for NASA access to AF tracking data for NASA support of Small Explorer Spacecraft. Additionally, he was the Center’s Minority University Program Manager and reported to the White House and the President on the Center’s activities with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutes, and Tribal Colleges from 1999-2001 and was the Engineering Liaison to the Education Office.
Jackson currently lives in Bowie, Maryland where he continues his faith growth and service. He served as Sunday School Director for 6-plus years at the Largo Community and has taught high school classes for more than 30 years with tutoring, mentoring, and training new teen converts for presentations. He is a registered Math tutor with over 800 hours with Wyzant. Jackson is married with 3 adult children and 8 grandchildren.

08/01/2022

ICYMI - Here are the honorees for the 2022 Bravo! Awards presented by Anthem! We are excited to celebrate these six fantastic individuals on November 17th at the Double Tree Midlothian!

For more information: https://bit.ly/3Jj15ON

07/26/2022

Our next 2022 Bravo! Honoree is Nick Patel!

Nick is a 1987 graduate of LC Bird and is the owner and President of Kalyan Hospitality. He was born in West Bromwich, England but relocated to the United States in 1982. Patel was raised with a strong work ethic and a forward-thinking outlook. He finished his higher education at the Virginia Commonwealth School of Pharmacy but always possessed an entrepreneurial spirit. In 1997, he made a bold move with the support of his parents and embarked on his first project, the Sleep Inn hotel located in Richmond, Virginia. The development of the 51-room hotel would lay the roots for what would become one of the most respected hospitality development and management companies in the state of Virginia. His company continues to grow on two founding principles: Honesty & Integrity. Through his hard work, discipline, and strategic plan for growth, Kalyan Hospitality now owns and operates premier hotel brands throughout the United States, along with upscale multifamily developments.

07/25/2022
07/19/2022

Our next 2022 Bravo! Awards Honoree feature is Katherine Williams, a 1996 graduate of Thomas Dale High School.

Katherine Williams, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP is a licensed architect in Northern Virginia and currently a Senior Project Manager for construction at Georgetown University. Her career path includes work in traditional architecture firms, community development, and managing commercial construction for a general contractor. She restarted the Black Women in Architecture brunch in DC, an annual networking event, co-founded the Desiree Cooper ARE Scholarship, and is a founding panelist for Riding the Vortex. Katherine has written about architecture and development and served as editor for multiple publications. She was the NOMA magazine editor from 2009-2014. In 2020, Katherine published Melvin Mitchell’s book African American Architects: Embracing Culture and Building Urban Communities. Katherine served as chair of the AIA Housing and Community Development KC advisory group and currently serves on the AIA Continuing Education Committee. She is a board member of the Village of Love and Resistance (VOLAR) working to build co-operative community in east Baltimore. Katherine was an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow in San Francisco. She received the 2016 AIA Virginia Emerging Professionals award and the 2013 National Organization of Minority Architects President’s Award. She writes at katherinerw.com and is publisher/editor for archstories.com and bwa-network.com.

07/12/2022

Over the next few weeks, we are going to share more information about each of our 2022 Bravo! Awards presented by Anthem Honorees! First up is Javaid Siddiqi, Ph.D., a 1995 graduate of Matoaca High School.

Former Virginia Secretary of Education, Dr. Javaid Siddiqi is the President and CEO of The Hunt Institute. During his tenure, The Institute has expanded its scope of work beyond K-12 to include the entire education continuum from early childhood to postsecondary and the workforce. Siddiqi works with the leadership team to guide the strategic planning for The Institute and develops The Institute’s relationships with partners and funders across the nation. He works with senior-level elected officials across the political aisle to help design strategy, shape policy, and drive educational improvements on the national and state levels. His career spans more than 20 years in education and education reform and policy. He began his professional career as a high school teacher, assistant principal, and as a principal in Chesterfield, Virginia, where he led the implementation of Expeditionary Learning – a nationally recognized school reform model. As secretary of education in Governor Bob McDonnell’s Cabinet, Siddiqi assisted in the development and implementation of the Commonwealth’s education policy; and provided guidance to 16 public universities, the Virginia Community College System, five higher education and research centers, the Department of Education, and state-supported museums. Prior to his appointment, he served as deputy secretary of education where he focused his efforts on teacher quality and improving educational outcomes for all students. In addition to an extensive history of leadership service, Siddiqi continues to actively serve his community and state. He is an Aspen Institute Fellow, former Vice-Rector of the Radford University Board of Visitors, and a former member of the Chesterfield County School Board. He currently serves on the Elevate Early Education board and the National Center for Teacher Residencies board. Siddiqi is a graduate of Richard Bland College, Virginia State University, and Virginia Commonwealth University where he received both his undergraduate degree and doctorate in educational leadership.

Chesterfield Education Foundation

Chesterfield Education Foundation sponsors programs that have a two-fold purpose. The first is to enrich the learning experience of our students and the second is to provide tools for teachers as a way to promote innovation and creativity while reinforcing safe, supportive and nurturing learning environments. Our programs also afford us the opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of Chesterfield County Public School alumni and to provide mentoring experiences to those students who need the extra attention in order to achieve success.

We believe that EVERY student deserves a quality education.

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