Stafford, Virginia – G³ Community Services (G³CS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit is proud to announce Sheehy Toyota of Stafford has awarded them with a grant of $10,000. The funds from this grant will allow G³CS to extend their programs supporting local youth, veterans, and those less fortunate to more citizens across Stafford County in 2022.
G³CS Founder & Chairman Vernon Green Jr. says, “Sheehy Toyota of Stafford continues to be a major supporter of G³CS’ work in Stafford County. We are so grateful to have such a positive and ongoing relationship with an amazing community partner over the last 3 years. This award will continue our efforts to bring new and innovative resources to serve the families and students of Stafford County through our programs. We are eternally grateful, and this is a lasting and fruitful partnership.”
G³CS Vice-Chairman Wendy Maurer says, “Sheehy Toyota of Stafford should be commended for its continued support of the Stafford community and G3CS’ efforts to help those in need. We thank you for your generous support.”
“G3 Community Services has such a tremendous impact on our community through their dedication to empower, teach and guide our youth, veterans, and many families,” said Mike Wright, General Manager of Sheehy Toyota of Stafford. “We are thankful for all they do and proud to support their mission.”
G³CS Executive Director Devon Heholt says, “The demand is great in our community and these funds help us provide education, opportunities, and hope to those in our community that may not have access to resources or opportunities. We are excited and thankful that Sheehy Toyota of Stafford continues to be such a trusted contributor, enabling us to do more for our Stafford community.
This grant continues G³CS’ relationship with Sheehy Toyota; in 2020 the non-profit received a $10,000 grant, 2021 a $15,000 grant and now 2022, a $10,000 grant from the auto dealership.
With the goal of improving lives & strengthening communities, G³CS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Stafford, Virginia. Founded by Vernon Green Jr. in 2015, G³CS developed and successfully implemented multiple programs benefiting local youth, veterans, aspiring entrepreneurs, and those less fortunate. G³CS leads with a mission to restore, inspire, and empower the family unit through coaching, mentorship, and education, improving lives and strengthening communities. For more information, visit www.g3cs.org.
Stafford, Virginia – GCubed, an IT focused government contractor, is proud to announce its selection as a 2022 SWaMmy Community Impactful Business Honoree. GCubed Founder & CEO Vernon Green Jr., a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer, is pleased to accept this honor from the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity.
Vernon Green Jr. says, “It is always a pleasure to be recognized for the amazing things our small company accomplishes on a daily basis. The culture and commitment of the GCubed team supports our mission first, people always philosophy and I am grateful for the award and this incredible team!”
Recipients of the 2022 SWaMmy Community Impactful Business Honor were selected from among over 180 applicants in demonstration of their support of their communities during the height of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
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New Gateway to Virginia’s Emerging Immersive Technology Corridor AccessVR Lab at GCubed, VIPC, and Germanna Community College Prove the Power of Collaboration with the development of Nation’s First Immersive Learning Lab for Specialized Workforce Development
March 28, 2022 (Stafford, Virginia) – AccessVR and GCubed Enterprises, Inc. (GCubed), in association with the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC), and Germanna Community College, are excited to announce that the Nation’s First Immersive Learning Lab for Specialized Workforce Development is right here in Virginia! The coalition hosted an invitation-only preview event on March 28, at the GCubed office suite in Stafford, Virginia. Participants had an opportunity to experience live VR demonstrations, interact with in-person and virtual role players, engage with industry leaders, and consider how to plan for the workforce of the future.
The AccessVR Lab at GCubed will bring XR (extended reality) immersive technologies to all sectors of society, creating a shared marketplace for the distribution of XR talent, services, products, and commercialized experiences here in the heart of Virginia’s immersive technology corridor. XR is an umbrella term that describes all immersive technologies that merge or extend the reality humans experience by blending virtual and physical worlds or creating a fully immersive experience. These technologies may include augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR).
“We are excited that technologists in the Commonwealth are leading the way in the adoption of VR, AR, and MR technologies for workforce development. AccessVR and GCubed are emerging as thought leaders in the area of immersive training. Their abilities to help companies, colleges, public service agencies, and the military adopt these new technologies as immersive and effective job training tools is impressive.” said VIPC Chief Technology Officer David Ihrie.
The lab will serve as a training center for future content creators via apprenticeships, internships, and career certifications, and it will be the first of a growing network of immersive learning labs accessible to Virginia citizens and businesses to share knowledge, resources, training, and partnering opportunities. The space includes a Development Studio, a Conference Room/ Command Center, a TacMaze, 360 Video, and VR (virtual reality) editing suites, and offices.
“The lab is an exciting initiative that brings public/private government, corporate and academic leaders together to assist Virginia Commonwealth citizenry in accessing, adapting, and adopting the massive opportunities in virtual reality,” said Chief Immersive Officer J.J. Ruscella.
“With the proliferation of and advancement in XR technologies, the immersive virtual economy (and the COVID 19 pandemic) has pushed the need for individuals and organizations to embrace new technologies to connect ideas and talent within the workforce of the future, said GCubed CEO and G3CS Founder Vernon Green Jr. “We’re joining forces with AccessVR to make immersive learning a pivotal component of training and education available to everyone in the commonwealth. We want to establish Virginia as a leader and destination for those seeking not only the XR technologies but the workforce that will be trained and prepared by these technologies.”
AccessVR provides immersive technology thought leadership and Extended Reality (XR) production expertise in immersive learning, providing the innovation and the tools, strategies and knowledge to empower clients, partners, and citizens to engage the power of story within these technologies. It serves clients within the government, military, K-12 and higher education, healthcare, corporate and small business sectors to unlock human potential by expanding realities and contributing to a more connected and compassionate world. Accessvr.com
Founded in 2014, GCubed is a veteran-owned, 8(a) IT business with defense, civilian, and commercial past performance. Areas of expertise include network engineering, cybersecurity, and program management. The company is headquartered in Stafford, Va. with contractors across multiple sites in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. https://gcubedinc.com.
About Virginia Innova/on Partnership Corpora/on (VIPC)
Connecting innovators with opportunities. The nonprofit operations arm of the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (VIPA), VIPC is the commercialization and seed stage economic development driver in the Commonwealth that leads funding, infrastructure, and policy initiatives to support Virginia’s innovators, entrepreneurs, startups, and market development strategies. VIPC collaborates with local, regional, state, and federal partners to support the expansion and diversification of Virginia’s economy.
Programs include: Virginia Venture Partners (VVP) | Virginia Founders Fund (VFF) |Commonwealth Commercialization Fund (CCF) | Smart Communities | Unmanned Systems | Entrepreneurial Ecosystems| Regional Innova-on Fund (RIF) | Federal Funding Assistance Program (FFAP) for SBIR & STTR | University Partnerships | Startup Company Mentoring & Engagement. For more information, please visit www.VirginiaIPC.org. Follow VIPC on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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Germanna Community College is a public, comprehensive Virginia community college with campuses in Locust Grove, Fredericksburg, Stafford and Culpeper. It provides accessible, high quality educational and training opportunities that address the community’s diverse and changing learning needs. https://www.germanna.edu
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Stafford, VA – GCubed and its non-profit partner G3 Community Services (G3CS) are proud to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Germanna Community College to create new Innovation Campus supporting IT education and career opportunities for students. The campus’ primary location will be located at 10 Center St., Suite 103, Stafford, VA.Vernon Green Jr., GCubed CEO and G3CS Founder, says, “I am excited to work with Germanna on this initiative. This relationship between industry and academia will foster a workforce development program that includes lab development, real-world challenges, internships, and ultimately employment in an industry that requires new talent immediately. Our vision includes Germanna students involved with the Innovation Campus, developing coding and IT skills, potential sponsorship for a security clearance for those students showing the greatest potential, and eventually hiring them or matching them with career opportunities. This is a combination of higher education and on the job training that we feel can produce a ready workforce. This as a great opportunity for the region!” Dr. Janet Gullickson, President of Germanna Community College, says, “Partnering with GCubed Enterprises and G3 Community Services represents the best possible industry-higher education enterprise. Germanna Community College students and faculty will experience cutting-edge, real-life learning and equipment and GCubed Enterprises will have a better-educated, advanced pool of talented students from which to hire. This relationship includes internships, research and lab use, opportunities not readily available to community college students.”
Activities and demonstrations for this initiative are to be held at GCubed and G3CS facilities, or the Fredericksburg Center for Advanced Technology (FredCAT). Details, such as times and dates of events, are forthcoming. https://gcubedinc.com About G3 Community Services G3CS is a Stafford, Virginia non-profit focused on improving lives and strengthening communities. Through GCubed’s support from employee volunteers and donations, G3CS operates programs benefiting local youth, veterans, aspiring entrepreneurs, and those less fortunate in the Stafford region. For more information, please visit https://www.g3cs.org. About Germanna Community College Germanna is one of the 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. It’s a two-year public institution of higher education established in 1970. As a comprehensive community college, Germanna provides quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities for the residents of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Madison, Orange, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. For more information, please visit https://www.germanna.edu.About GCubed Founded in 2014, GCubed is a veteran-owned, 8(a) IT business with defense, civilian, and commercial past performance. Areas of expertise include network engineering, cybersecurity, and program management. The company is headquartered in Stafford, Virginia, with contractors across multiple sites in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. For more information, please visit