120 backpacks filled with school supplies donated to Alexandria City Public Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Center
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 14, 2015 — State and corporate members of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) raised funds for backpacks and school supplies to benefit kindergarten students in Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) while attending the 2015 Midyear Conference in Alexandria, VA, April 26-29. NASCIO members stuffed 120 backpacks to be distributed to students through ACPS’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center and raised an additional $1,000 in funds for the organization.
The FACE Center offers the opportunity to integrate relevant afterschool activities for students with workshops and resources for parents and community members aimed at improving student academic achievement. FACE also offers a one-stop shop for families and the community to obtain information and support on educational and other issues. Research indicates that engagement in schools is linked to improved academic outcomes, behavior, attendance, and graduation and college enrollment rates.
Learn more about the FACE Center at www.acps.k12.va.us/face-centers/.