Pediatric Associates of Alexandria knows it “takes a village” to raise a child. Children in our community depend, not only on caregivers and pediatricians, but on schools, sports and arts programs, community groups, parks and a healthy natural environment in order to grow and thrive.
That is why PAA is dedicated to supporting programs that enrich the lives of children in our community. PAA supports numerous local programs that support youth health, development and prosperity. Here are some of the programs that PAA is proud to sponsor.
Dr. Erwin Bondareff Scholarship
PAA is proud to fund the Dr. Erwin A. Bondareff Scholarship through the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria. This annual, needs-based scholarship is given to an outstanding graduating senior at Alexandria City High School pursuing a college education in the medical field.
Dr. Erwin Bondareff was a founder of PAA and practiced for over fifty years until his retirement in 2019. A native Alexandrian, he was an active member of the community and member of the Alexandria School Board in the early 1970s. PAA is proud of Dr. Bondareff’s legacy as a champion for equitable education. We have cared for countless Alexandria City High School students over half a century and support their academic success through this scholarship.
WMYO is one of the region’s longest-standing youth orchestras, having provided extraordinary orchestral opportunities to young musicians in the region for more than 40 years. PAA supports the musical development and achievement of our youth through this outstanding program.
Little League Baseball
PAA is proud to sponsor the Alexandria, Arlington and West Springfield Little League Baseball teams. Youth sports teams provide vital opportunities for child physical and emotional health and well-being.
DSANV has become a trusted resource for individuals, families, friends, educators, employers, legislators, and the medical community. PAA appreciates the importance of DSANV as a resource for the families in our care.
A community anchor for over 30 years, The Child & Family Network Centers (CFNC) delivers quality education to Alexandria’s at-risk kids. Spearheaded by a group of mothers living in public housing in 1984, CFNC is the ONLY Alexandria, Va. nonprofit providing free quality, bi-lingual preschool and family support for our area’s working poor—members of our community. Not to be confused with Head Start, (the free federal pre-K program for our nation’s most needy) CFNC supports the working poor–a critical audience who would otherwise fall through the cracks in the system. PAA is proud to support this outstanding resource for families in our community.
Children living in homeless shelters and supportive housing have limited options for summer fun. The Fairfax County Park Authority, looking to expand these options, provides eligible children with free summer camp opportunities. PAA appreciates the importance of enriching summer activities in nature for vulnerable children in our community and is proud to support this program.
Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, KidsMD Political Action Committee
Kids can’t vote, so they need a voice in Virginia’s General Assembly. PAA supports the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics so that our patients have a strong voice in Virginia’s policymaking process.
Climate change is one of the most important issues of our time and has major child health implications. Pediatricians have a crucial part to play in raising awareness of the public about these issues. To facilitate the medical community’s awareness-raising efforts, the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health brings together medical associations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, to protect the health of Americans. PAA is proud to support the Consortium and its work to protect all children from climate change.
PAA cherishes the ability to support our community partners. It is only through this wider network that we can truly ensure health and prosperity for every child in our care.