November 18, 2022
18 November 2022 (Oakton, VA)

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is pleased to announce that a $50,000 grant made to Melwood will go towards supporting the Fairfax County Workforce, Innovation, and Skills Hub (WISH). The grant is made of two gifts- one for $35,000 awarded at the discretion of the Community Foundation’s Board, and the other for $15,000- directed by the Community Foundation’s Shrivastava Charitable Fund.

The WISH Center is a first-of-its-kind workforce development center designed to break down barriers and create opportunities for economic empowerment and independence for the Fairfax County community. Led by Melwood’s deeply experienced and connected team and in partnership with Building Momentum, WISH offers tactical skills training, soft skills training, job placement services, career mapping, and resources related to language learning, childcare and affordable housing.

Read the full press release here.