| The Brady Howell Initiative
In the wake of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center
and the Pentagon, Americans came together to support one another,
remember those lost, and begin the healing process. For some,
the healing process continues by remembering our fallen friends
and heroes through acts of citizenship.
Shortly after the tragic events of September 11th, members of the
Maxwell DC Area Alumni Association came together to honor and remember
our classmate, friend, and fellow alumnus, Brady Howell (MPA '00),
whose brilliant life was tragically cut short in the Pentagon attack.
As a result of these meetings and countless conversations, the Maxwell
DC Area Alumni Association created the Brady Howell Community Service
Initiative as a means of not only remembering this outstanding American,
but as a way of continuing his dedicated service to community and
In the spirit of Brady Howell and the pillars of the Maxwell school,
the Brady Howell Community Service Initiative was created as a volunteer-based
community effort, aimed at encouraging Maxwell’s greatest
resource, it’s Alumni, to donate their time and energy to
several selected organizations that represent the interest and spirit
of Brady Howell. The Initiative will focus on group-oriented events
as a means of bringing our Maxwell community closer together while
helping those in need. All community service hours will
be performed in Brady’s name.
Events, Volunteers, and Communication
hope to involve as many class years and as many DC area alumni as
possible in this initiative. Typically, the events will occur
on weekends and require 10-20 people per event. The Initiative
will ask for volunteer “class reps” who will help generate
participants, as they are needed. We will post a list of class
reps on the Alumni website and encourage everyone to contact their
representative, or one of the event organizers, to volunteer for
the events, which will also be posted on the website. In addition
to MaxNet (http://www.maxwelldc.org), the Initiative will
communicate information on events andresults through the DC area
alumni newsletter, the alumni e-mail list-serve, and periodic updates
at alumni functions. If you are interested in being a class
representative please contact the Board at (email@example.com).
Non-Profit Organization Partners
We look forward to partnering with a wide variety of DC area non-profit
organizations. The following organizations have hosted
events for the Brady Howell Community Service Initiative:
Central Kitchen, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3)
corporation founded in January 20, 1989 on the premise that waste
is wrong, be it food, money, or the potential for productive lives.
On Saturday, March 9, 2002, the Brady Howell Initiative
sent 10-15 volunteers to help prepare meals for the homeless.
Junior Achievement recruits, trains
and assigns adult volunteers to classrooms to teach students basic
economic concepts and workforce preparedness skills. Volunteers
serve as role models, providing both education and inspiration.
The Initiative sent Maxwell volunteers into DC area classrooms
from K-12. In addition, participated in the JA Bowl-a-thon
fundraiser on Saturday, March 16, 2002.
Carpenters Shelter is Alexandria's
main shelter for the homeless. In addition to providing emergency
housing to families, single men and women, Carpenters provides the
training and programs (A.A., adult literacy, mental health counseling)
that lead to self-sufficiency. Maxwell alumni created
an event at the shelter to engage the 20-30 young people that call
the Carpenters Shelter home.
Photos of Maxwell volunteers at the Junior Achievement program!