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Cooperative Extension Service


Feifei Sun, OMK Coordinator
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Hero Packs

imageHero Packs serve as a tangible expression of support for military families from their communities and OMK Partners. Hero Packs are backpacks filled by non-military youth with mementos and items designed to help connect kids with their deployed parent. They are a way to hand-deliver a salute to military children & youth for their strength and sacrifices while parents are deployed. A Hero Pack project involves youth groups and adults in a valuable community service effort that also builds awareness and fosters community support for geographically dispersed military families.

Received Donations

Marlins Tavern: $50 Gift Certificates

Bowie Baysox: 600+ Kids Club Activity Books

Barnes E. Noble Booksellers: Bookmarks, Stickers

The Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church: Hand Made Blankets

Smithsonian National Postal Museum: Admissions Tickets

Indoor Air Quality:  Coloring Books

Madame Tussauds: 500+ Free Kid’s Admission Tickets and

Goodwill: 500+ staffed Animals

National Aquarium, Washington. DC: Free Admission

Medical Association in DC: Volunteer from Medical School

Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens: Volunteers

Military One Resource: Crayons, Posters. Books, Notebooks, Mouse Pads and more

Washington Sports & Entertainment: 500  Pencils (Washington Wizards)

Washington Mystics:  time to pack Hero Packs

Thanks USA: 500+ Treasure Hunting Activity Books

Agriculture Federal Union: 500 Disposable Cameras. Photo Albums and more

Cleveland Browne:  500+ Cleveland Browns backpacks filled with T-Shirts. Pens, Pencils. toys, and a host other things

College of Urban Agriculture and Environmental Studies (CAUSES)

CAUSES Academic Programs

RN to BS in Nursing – Dr. Pier Broadnax, Program Director
Nutrition and Dietetics - Dr. Prema Ganganna, Program Director
Urban Architecture and Community Planning - Dr. Susan Kliman, Program Director
PSM in Water Resources Management - Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Health Education - John Slack, Program Director

CAUSES Land-grant Programs

Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education – Che' Axum, Director
Center for Sustainable Development – Dr. Dwane Jones, Director
Water Resources Research Institute – Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health - Dr. Lillie Monroe-Lord, Director
Institute of Gerontology - Claudia John, Director
Center for 4-H and Youth Development – Rebecca Bankhead, Director
Architectural Research Institute - Clarence Pearson, Director

News Archive

CAUSES TV Broadcast Schedule