This Week's Nonprofit Spotlight is on Hopkins House

What is Hopkins House?Hopkins_House_Logo_ELCI

Hopkins House is an early childhood organization that has been serving Alexandria's children and families in need for nearly nine decades. Its need originated from the disappearing of social safety nets in the 1930s-- most importantly the disappearing of nurserys and learning centers for poor children. The first nursery of the newly established organization was in its founders homes.

What is Hopkins House's Mission?

To provide quality educational programs and opportunities to children, youth, and their families, regardless of income, to help them achieve, in measurably effective ways, their full intellectual, economic, and social potential.

Program Highlights:
  • James L. McNeil Preschool Academy & Helen Day Preschool Academy: These are traditional schools that focus on giving kids the tools to achieve educational greatness from kindergarton and beyond.
  • The Early Childhood Learning Institute: ECLI was founded in 2009 and gives low income students the chance to reach career goals of early childhood care. Students earn 31 credit hours through Northern Virginia Community College(s) as well as a CDA, both of which are needed to maintain full time positions at childhood care centers.
Volunteer Opportunies:

Volunteers are needed at Hopkins House to serve on committees. These committees meet monthly, on thursdays. Vacancies are on the following: Budget and Personnel Policy Committee, Center for Excellence Committee, Preschool Academy Committee and Resource Development and Alumni Affairs. Volunteer teacher, speakers, mail stuffers, chaperones and readers are also needed. You can email Volunteer@HopkinsHouse.org or call (571) 480-4086.

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