Honors College Connects
Honors College Connects is a collaboration between George Mason University's Honors College and Leadership Fairfax. Each semester, Honors College students apply for an opportunity to join a small, multi-disciplinary team. The team then plans, organizes, and executes a 6-month project that benefits a local community organization and its stakeholders. Honors College Connects cultivates leadership, research and professionalism in Honors College students.
upcoming partners - spring 2022 partnerships
Keep Prince William Beautiful
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries
Insight Memory Care Center
Bridges to Independence
“I want to emphasize to you the importance of this team and this project to the Foundation. We were so impressed with their dedication and output that it has affected the Board in a very positive way. At the same time the students were working on a Fund Raising Plan, we were working on a Marketing Plan and now we are ready to put those together at our next meeting. None of this would have been possible without the engagement of this team. Seldom have I ever worked with a team that has accomplished more than they have.”
- Peter Clark, President, Northern Virginia Mental Health Foundation
Veterans Moving Forward Inc.
Veterans Moving Forward provides service dogs for veterans of the armed forces after service. The student team is working to better brand VMF and provided a more targeted outreach plan.
Students are working closely with FCPS Get2Green to implement their Earth Week programming. Get2Green focuses on promoting environmental awareness and student action
MVLE works with people with disabilities to support them in employment and opportunities. The students are working to design a program to support hydroponic farming small skills for MVLE clients.
Just Neighbors provides legal sservices to immigrants, asylees, and refugees in the DMV area. The student team is working to expand their pro bono program, specifically into rural Virginia.
Formed Families Forward
FFF works to help children with special needs in foster families with educational and post-secondary opportunities and outcomes. The student team is working closely with FFF to increase engagement from unresponsive clients.
SPRING 2021 PARTNERS
FALL 2020 PARTNERS
2019 - 2020 PARTNERS