Making a Difference in Our Community

The runners ready to go at the start line for the 2016 Veterans Day 5KThose who have been following TeraThink for any period of time know that one of our core corporate values is giving back to the community. Our team prides itself on helping organizations that make lasting and meaningful impacts of the lives of many. We also look to support those organizations that are near and dear to our employees’ hearts.

TeraThink employees at all levels dedicate their time and talent to these organizations. We are proud to have an annual Community Outreach budget that allows us to support these causes in many different ways.

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Working with Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation to Create Better Outcomes for Kids

The Participants at the Psychosocial Implementation Policy Roundtable including Dominion ConsultingOn January 24, the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation held a Psychosocial Implementation Policy Roundtable on Capitol Hill. This event focused on identifying the strategies and challenges for implementing psychosocial standards of care. The roundtable brought together a wide range of stakeholders including researchers, clinicians, psycho-oncologists, psychologists and accreditation experts. My colleague, Todd Schuerhoff and I had the privilege of helping to moderate the day’s events. We were honored to play even a small role in such an important occasion.

The event focused on the need for implementing standards of care to ensure that access to quality psychosocial care from diagnosis, through treatment, into survivorship or end of life and bereavement care is provided to children with cancer and their families. The day was broken into six major topic areas including Outcomes, Legislative/Policy, Resourcing, Reimbursement, Accreditation, and Delivery Models. For each topic, an expert in that particular area introduced the topic and described the current landscape. Following that presentation, we facilitated a group discussion in an effort to discuss and develop strategies. We had the enormous benefit of a fully engaged, informed, and vocal group that really made the sessions meaningful and productive.

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National Park Clean Up Outreach Event

On Saturday, May 16th TeraThink employees and families had the pleasure of working with the National Park Service team by removing tulip bulbs for replanting at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC.  Since 1916, the National Park Service has been responsible for the care and maintenance of our National Parks and Monuments.

Wreaths Across America Outreach Event

On Saturday, January 24th TeraThink employees and families were honored to participate in an inspirational outreach event at the Arlington National Cemetery.  and helped with the wreath cleanup at ANC.  The TeraThink outreach team along with 100’s of others participated in the wreath clean up placed on in December by WAA volunteers.  Over 400,000 wreaths were removed during the event.

Bikes for the World Outreach Event

On November 19, 2011 Bikes for the World and 17 enthusiastic volunteers from TeraThink successfully loaded a container of 508 bicycles and 4 sewing machines destined for Costa Rica.

The crew loaded the 40′, 3,000-cubic feet shipping container in 4.5 hours, a new Bikes for the World speed record.

At the same time, TeraThink’s “apprentice mechanics” also compacted some 150 bikes with guidance from BfW volunteer Bob Evans, and reorganized the Lorton storage facility, the former Lorton Prison gymnasium, leaving it ready to load another container later this winter.

To view pictures from this event, please click here to visit TeraThink’s facebook page.