Our Stories

NTP Welcomes New Team of Corps Members

Fall has finally arrived. After what felt like an endless summer, a series of gray and rainy days have left us with cool nights and increasingly colorful trees. At FLOC, everything kicks into high gear in the fall.

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Seventh-grade Scholars Design Festive Cards

Last week, the 7th-grade Scholars kicked off their exploration of community service by making Halloween cards for hospitalized children. The students enjoyed designing festive cards and writing words of encouragement for other kids who may not have the opportunity to spend Halloween with their friends and family.

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Passing on Life Lessons

This quote began to have meaning for me when I started volunteering at FLOC in September 2012.  I was a recent college graduate, finishing up my very first internship in DC, and yearning for an opportunity to give back in this community.

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Leaders In Action 2013-2014

The Outdoor Education Center is gearing up for Leaders In Action 2013-2014! Last year’s program was extremely successful, with many field trips, guest speakers, outdoor activities, and even an alternative spring break trip to Charleston, WV! The OEC hosts Leaders In Action (LIA) at two local middle schools, Charles Town Middle School and Harpers Ferry Middle School where we meet weekly from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

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An Update on Kevin Conley’s Hike for FLOC!

In March FLOC learned that long-time supporter Kevin Conley’s son, Kevin (KC), was going to be hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, a trail that runs from the Mexican border to the Canadian border.

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Welcoming New Faces to the FLOC Family

My first two weeks at FLOC have been fast and exhilarating. As the new College Access Coordinator, I have the privilege of overseeing weekly workshops for middle and high school students in the Scholars Program. With less than a week under my belt, it was time for my first Returning Family Orientation.

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My first month at FLOC: Learning on the Go in Summer Tutoring

I am super excited to write my first blog as the new Bilingual Program Coordinator at FLOC. Although I have only been here for a month, I have participated in several fun activities and have observed some amazing tutor-student pairs.

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Arts on the Mountain Camp!

Just last week the Outdoor Education Center hosted twenty-one students for our first ever “Arts on the Mountain Camp!” To kick off the week, students tie-dyed shirts, donated by Skinner Law Firm, designed team flags inspired by Salvador Dali and Margaret Bourke-White, and created their own unique twig art.

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Remembering Gordon Cosby: FLOC’s First Board President

Rev. N. Gordon Cosby, founder of the Ecumenical Church of the Saviour which called and nurtured FLOC into being, died peacefully in his sleep the morning of March 20, 2013 at age 95.

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Building a Grad Nation, Starting with FLOC

This past Monday and Tuesday (February 25th and 26th), I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 Building a Grad Nation Summit here in Washington, DC.

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