We strongly believe that all children in our community need a positive outlet to freely express themselves. Community Lodgings provides just that through our Boys’ and Girls’ Mentoring Program. In efforts to create a safe space for at-risk teens to learn and grow with the guidance of trusted adult role models, our Mentoring Program strives […]
Annual Holiday Store 2022
Community Lodgings Annual Holiday Store Tuesday, December 13, 2022 It’s that time of year again! Our Annual Holiday Store is on Tuesday, December 13th! This fun holiday event gives our students the opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts for their families. Thanks to the generosity of our community of supporters, all gifts are donated so our […]
October-November 2022 Newsletter
Community Connection Community Lodgings News 35th Anniversary Sneaker Ball Thank you to all who supported our Sneaker Ball as we celebrated 35 years of service to families in Alexandria! We all had a blast at our fundraising gala which included the fun twist of wearing our favorite sneakers! The Westin Alexandria Old Town provided a beautiful venue […]
Help Students Like Javier!
Javier’s Story Javier* was in the first grade and unable to sound out words. He was at a critical point to establish the necessary foundation of reading to be able to learn in all subjects. Our Youth Education Program (YEP) staff recognized this and connected with his teacher to find a strategy that worked. YEP […]
Young Scholar Spotlight: Meet Darwin
Meet 13-year-old Darwin, an 8th grade student attending George Washington Middle School and a participant in our Youth Education Program since the 1st grade. Over the years, Darwin has greatly improved academically and has become a leader amongst his peers. We were thrilled to learn that he founded and won the presidential election for his […]
Spring2ACTion was a Success!
We Exceeded Our Goal We are excited to announce that Spring2ACTion was a success this year, on April 27th, as we exceeded our $50,000 fundraising goal and raised over $59,000! Spring2ACTion is Alexandria’s 24-hour online giving day, presented by ACT for Alexandria. This event, celebrating its 12th anniversary this year, provides a simple way to […]
We are excited to launch our Weekender Food Program! What is the Weekender Food Program? Every Friday, nutritious food is provided for children in our program for the weekend. Our Youth Education Program serves 90 students in first through twelfth grades, all of whom are food insecure and qualify for free or reduced-priced meals at […]
2021 Holiday Door Decorating Contest!
Community Lodgings residents and staff are in the holiday spirit and have decorated their doors! Vote for your favorite resident and staff door in Community Lodgings Holiday Door Decoration Contest. Winners and runners-up will win a cash prize, and we need your help deciding who the winner will be! Voting is open until 12 pm […]
January/February 2021 News
A Message from the Executive Director It Takes a Community to Restore a Community Dear Friends, Happy 2021! This past year wasn’t easy, but it was inspiring. While we still have a lot of work to do, I am so humbled by what I’ve seen so far. This community has redefined resilience and what it […]
Wine Down Wednesday Yoga Series (Videos Included)
Join us as we help Open Doors to Self-Care during these hectic times. Yoga instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist, Karen Kuzminsky, will conduct a series of three virtual yoga and meditation sessions via Facebook Live and we invite the entire Community Lodgings family – volunteers, staff, residents, and supporters – to join us as we […]