NOVA’s Dual Generational Pathways works to create systemic impact through community partners to enhance post-secondary educational attainment of lower-income families in Northern Virginia. DGP activities are designed to create a college-going mindset within families, and provide the services needed for college success.
While creating pathways out of poverty for low-income families, DGP simultaneously aims to improve the quality of education and programming at partner sites through increased training and credentialing support for their staff.
DGP utilizes a three-pronged approach that is designed to address the roles of student, parent, and educator.
Hear from One of Our Partners
Class Activity with Children and Youth
NOVA staff will make arrangements with partner representatives to come on-site and provide a direct educational intervention with children and youth. All activities are age and skill level appropriate.
Adult Career Pathways Presentation to Staff
NOVA staff will conduct an informational session on-site for partner staff that will focus on strategic academic planning for staff members interested in attending NOVA to earn a credential and/or degree in any field of education NOVA offers.
Adult Career Pathways Presentation to Parents
NOVA staff will conduct an informational session on-site for the parents of children attending preschool or youth programs. This presentation will focus on strategic academic planning for parents interested in attending NOVA to earn a credential and/or degree in any field of education NOVA offers.
Child and Youth Fieldtrips
NOVA staff will organize a fieldtrip to NOVA’s Annandale Campus for preschoolers or youth in partner programs. Fieldtrips can include a campus tour and highlight various fields of study based on the age of children participating.
Partner Event Participation
NOVA staff may also participate in partner planned in the community. Options include presentations on various subject matters, children’s activities, and staffing a NOVA/Dual Generational Pathways information table.
ACCA Child Development Center
Alive! Child Development Center
Alternative: House Youth Programs
Community Lodgings: Youth Programs
D.C. Metro Area
Higher Horizons Day Care Center, Inc. – Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA
Helen Day Preschool Academy – Hopkins House
Innovation Preschool Academy – Hopkins House
James Lee Community Center: Youth Programs
McNeil Preschool Academy – Hopkins House
Mott Center: Youth Programs
NVFS: Arlington Head Start
Prince William County Family Self-Sufficiency Program
Prince William County, VA
The Campagna Center
NOVA Co-enrollment Partner
The Early Childhood Learning Institute (ECLI) encourages and supports teens and young adults in their quest to earn professional credentials and college credits in Early Childhood Education, gain permanent employment in local childcare centers, and build career success in the field of Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education.
ECLI students are able to attend college classes taught by NOVA adjunct faculty and held on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings at Hopkins House. ECLI students can earn their CDA Credential, Career Studies Certificate, and Early Childhood Development Certificate.
*Childcare provided during program activities with prior RSVP.
Click the links below for partner outreach materials: