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 […]
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 […]
July 2020 News
A Message from the Executive Director Dear Friends, I hope that this finds you well and that you have found fun ways to cope with the quarantine. During the past three months, COVID-19 has hit the Arlandria community (also known as Chirilagua) harder than any other area in Alexandria, and a large percentage of the […]
Our mentoring programs are a critical part of our Youth Education Program and we love sharing what the groups are up to. The Boys’ Mentoring group took a trip to Arlington National Cemetery as part of their workshop where they discussed heroes. The group has been discussing what it means to be a hero and […]
HO! HO! HO! Our Christmas wish is that this holiday season always keeps its magic for you. Read more in our December newsletter.
November 2016 Newsletter
So much going on as we get ready for the holidays! See what we have been up to!
September 2016 newsletter
So much going on with our September newsletter – winding down summer, getting ready for our after-school program and finalizing our Open Doors to Independence Breakfast on October 20 (you’re coming, right)? Just click here to join us – and it’s free! And you MUST meet our two award winners in this photo! […]
August 2016 Newsletter
Ahhh, August! It’s the end of our summer program, the beginning of preparing for the new school year and the excitement of gearing up for our Open Doors to Independence breakfast on October 20. Catch up with us by reading our August newsletter!
July 2016 Newsletter
It’s July and our summer program is in full swing – and we do mean swing! Our middle school kids ziplined through the Hemlock Overlook Regional Park. July newsletter 2016!
June 2016 Newsletter
One of our generous sponsors is donating $3 for every home run the Washington Nationals make until the end of the year! Read all about this and more in our June newsletter!