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Posted May 14th, 2012

Securis Recognized for Corporate Philanthropy

On May 11, 2012, Securis was recognized by Washington Business Journal for its time, dedication, and passion towards Fairfax County Public School’s Work Awareness and Transition Program. MassMutual Financial Group named Securis a runner-up for the MassMutual Citizenship Award along with CPS Professional Services and Sapient.

Roughly seven years ago, Securis engaged with the Fairfax County Public Schools’ Work Awareness & Transition (WAT) program. The Work Awareness and Transition (WAT) is a course for middle and high school students with disabilities that give students the opportunity to develop their personal awareness, explore career options and learn more about workplace expectations. The program combines in-school and community work experiences helping students extend their exploration and work readiness skills. To collaborate with WAT, Securis developed a program where students would work in the warehouse throughout the school year, tasked with the job of destroying and taking apart computers. Through this physical activity, children of various functioning ability have the opportunity to gain stronger hand-eye coordination while learning valuable workplace skills. As the partnership, has evolved over time students now report back to a specific Securis lead technician and participate in a learning session once a week. Students get to build their self-confidence through the hands-on activity, while learning how to work in a team and contribute to the team and build an understanding for where/how their role and position plays into the bigger picture and success of the organization.

The Washington Business Journal’s 2012 Corporate Philanthropy Awards on Friday recognized the region’s most active and inspirational companies and nonprofits who have had a positive impact on their communities through dedicating both financial and volunteer philanthropic work.

Securis's Andrew Portare and Jeremy Farber with Fairfax County Public School's Sue Collins and Michele Bechtel


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