From left: Priscilla Knight Williams, NOVEC; Piper Phillips Caswell, president and CEO, PHILLIPS Programs; Alex Robbins, Fairfax outreach representative for the Office of U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly; Mike Policicchio, partner, EY; Trudy Bell, program director, PHILLIPS School ~ Annandale; Del. Mark Keam (D-35); Cindy Fithian, community liaison, NOVEC; Debi Alexander, director of development, PHILLIPS Programs.
The Commonwealth of Virginia is marking the 50th Anniversary of PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families, a local nonprofit helping youth with a variety of challenges and qualities succeed, with a proclamation during a ceremony to be held at the nonprofit’s Annandale school. PHILLIPS started in 1967 as a school program serving four students before federal law mandated that every child receive a free and appropriate education. Today PHILLIPS serves 500 youth annually, most of whom have been referred by the local school systems.
Del. Mark Keam (D-35) presented a resolution commemorating PHILLIPS Programs 50th Anniversary offered at the General Assembly; Alex Robbins presented a Resolution commemorating PHILLIPS Programs 50th Anniversary and commending the new Career Partners program in the Congressional Record. Both were presented at a reception on Oct. 11 at the Annandale Campus.