The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf
and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC)
Board Selects Interim Executive Director
July 22, 2015 -
Following the recent retirement of the NVRC’s beloved Executive Director Cheryl Heppner, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Interim Executive Director, Bob Loftur-Thun. Bob is a partner with Carol Loftur-Thun in Sustainability Nexus, LLC a professional organization providing interim executive leadership and consulting services for nonprofits. Carol will serve as a consultant to NVRC. The Interim Executive Director will provide leadership for NVRC operations as we conduct a national Executive Director search.
This Transition will provide NVRC the opportunity to engage in critical strategic planning for the future, and to further sharpen our vison and mission to provide improved community services in our region. During this transition we will also seek input from the community, stakeholders, funders and partners to review and enhance our service delivery. Both Bob and Carol will work with our NVRC Staff and Board to build a stronger organization prepared for future opportunities and challenges. You may contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Celebration of Cheryl Heppner and her exemplary career will be scheduled for mid-September 2015. Further details will be announced soon. Well wishes may be sent to Cheryl at: email@example.com. *Please write "Cheryl Heppner" in the subject line.
Visit our website nvrc.org and also sign up for NVRC E-News to stay in touch for the upcoming announcements and opportunities that we will share during this important time of change. Thank you for your continued interest and support for our mission to serve people with hearing loss and people who are deaf.
LOFT is a five-day sleep-away program for high school students who are deaf and hard of hearing and use listening and spoken language as their primary mode of communication. LOFT is an excellent opportunity for high school and college-bound teens interested in an enlightening and confidence-building experience away from home with their peers.
LOFT is about cultivating and unleashing teens' leadership skills by providing a supportive and structured environment where participants can increase self-confidence, self-advocacy skills and their understanding of their own strengths and abilities through individual and group activities.
Learn more about . . . LOFT
Applications must be received by AG Bell by March 5, 2015. We are strict about the deadline. You can submit your application in one of two ways:
- Scan the complete application with all required attachments into one PDF document and email to: Wendy Will at firstname.lastname@example.org (this is the preferred form for application submission).
- Or, you may mail the application to: Wendy Will – LOFT 2015
8745 Gary Burns Drive, Suite 160-504
Frisco, TX 75034
April 1 , 2014
One More Chance: YLF Open Through April 15
With all the snow and cold this year, it's hard to think about summer-but 25 Virginia students will be attending the 2014 Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) from July 28-August 1. Who will they be? Rising high school juniors and seniors with disabilities-and they attend either home school, public school, or private school. Students with autism, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, brain injury, hearing loss, blindness, mental disabilities, or physical disabilities spend 5 days preparing for their futures. The program is free; students must complete an application and submit two letters of reference by the deadline.
Don't delay-the Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a life-changing experience for students and their families. To learn more, watch http://bit.ly/14ylfVA3 or http://bit.ly/va-14ylf and tell a student to apply today!
Note: Although the online applications indicate March 31 as the deadline, it has been extended to Tuesday, April 15 at 5:00 p.m.
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February 3, 2014
Summer Leadership Training for Students with Disabilities
Apply Now for YLF!
Once a year, rising high school juniors and seniors can apply to become a delegate for the Youth Leadership Forum (YLF). Although applications are due by March 31, the YLF occurs in the summer--this year it will be held July 28-Aug.1 at Virginia Commonwealth University.
If you know of a student with a disability who is motivated, and wants to learn not only leadership skills but also is interested in advocacy, history, and improving the lives of people with disabilities, share the link to the video on You Tube at http://bit.ly/14YLFva1 andthe application, which can be downloaded at www.VaBoard.org
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