|Community Outreach Programs|
In keeping with our commitment to social responsibility, the NAPOCares Committee sponsors community outreach programs and annual events to spread NAPO members' unique knowledge of organizing. Programs include community outreach in the host city of the yearly NAPO Conference, facilitating Quantum Leap® training, and much more.
NAPO Cares at NAPO2017
The community outreach charity for NAPO's 2017 conference is The Education Partnership (www.theeducationpartnership.org) of Pittsburgh. The Education Partnership is dedicated to addressing educational inequities by providing and enabling access to the tools and resources necessary to support teachers and enhance students' ability to learn and succeed. The School of Classroom Supply Initiative allows teachers to stock up on critically-needed supplies for their students throughout the course of the school year. Teachers come to the Resource Center to fill their shopping carts with over $1,200 in essential classroom supplies from pencils and markers to notebooks, calculators, glue sticks, and more - all at no cost.
We will be collecting school supplies to benefit The Education Partnership School and Classroom Supply Initiative. Please pack your bag with items for the children of Pittsburgh. Items needed are listed below. Thank you!
#NAPOCaresChallenge ran from September 1 to October 31,2016. After helping clients eliminate unneeded items from their homes, NAPO members were invited to photograph those items designated for donation and post the photos to social media using the hashtag #NAPOCaresChallenge.
"NAPO members have always been very conscientious about how items are discarded from clients’ spaces,” said Amy Tokos, NAPOCares Committee Chair. “With the NAPOCares Challenge, we are excited to highlight how we help our clients give back to their communities.”
The NAPOCares Committee sponsored a collection drive onsite at the 2016 NAPO Conference in Atlanta to benefit a local charity called the Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF). This was the first NAPOCares event. and it was a huge success. NAPO members brought a large quantity of items to donate and FCSF was very thankful.