Week in McLean

Week in McLean

Comstock Announces Young Women Leadership Program

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-10) announced that her office is accepting applications for the summer 2017 session of the 10th Congressional District Young Women Leadership Program. This program provides young women enrolled in middle school and high school the opportunity to meet and interact with women in leadership positions in government, medicine, technology, philanthropy, business, and more. Young women will be able to learn about career opportunities in various fields, learn about the legislative process, develop their leadership skills, identify their strengths and interests, and practice effective communication with others to help inform their future educational and career goals.

This program is scheduled to begin mid-June and will continue through the end of August. There will be periodic events, about two to four a month, throughout the 10th Congressional District and at the U.S. Capitol that aim to provide middle school and high school students access to women leaders. The young women will also have the opportunity to participate in educational and informative seminars that will introduce them to a variety of careers in the public and private sectors.

If you are interested in applying, visit comstock.house.gov. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 15, 2017. For more information, contact the office at 202-225-5136.

Fundraiser Supporting Kent Gardens PTA

A fundraiser for Kent Gardens PTA has been announced by HBC Group’s (Keller Williams Realty) Community Charity Champions. Come to dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pulcinella Italian Host in McLean to support Kent Gardens PTA. Enjoy dinner and know that approximately 70 percent of the proceeds from food and drink will go directly to Kent Gardens PTA, as long as the diner brings the flyer for the event. Contact HBC Group at 703-734-0192 or visit www.HBCGroupKW.com to receive a flyer.

Kent Gardens PTA is collectively made up of the families, teachers and staff, who support this parent/teacher association through dues and volunteer time.

Sponsors of the event are: Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy with the HBC Group of Keller Williams Realty, Marcus Simon with EKKO Title, Kevin Dougherty of Pillar to Post, Kathy and Justin Neal of The Neal Team/SunTrust Mortgage, Jim Harris of BOWA, The McLean Chamber of Commerce, and Moe Jebali with Pulcinella Italian Host.

To date, Community Charity Champions has raised over $53,000 for the local non-profits and organizations.