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 […]
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 […]
Watch Chief Brown of the Alexandria Police Department read Say Something by Peter. H. Reynolds to our students!
Have Hope and Never Give Up: The Keys to Candi’s Resilience
After her husband left, Candi and her kids had to move in with her Mom and sleep on the floor. “That was so hard,” she says. “I had to eat my pride.” Fast forward 6 years: Candi entered CLI’s Transitional Housing Program, so she and her kids have a clean and safe apartment with comfortable […]
Discovering New Worlds: Kaylene Goes to Camp Read-Away
If you visit CLI’s Fifer Family Learning Center these days, you just might find 20 kids sitting in the shade, each one engrossed in a different book. Welcome to Camp Read-Away! For 20 minutes each day, the kids in our Summer Camp enter another world. As we near the end of the Camp’s 6th and […]
Check Out All of Our Service Projects on MLK Day 2020!
In the words of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’.” On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20th, Community Lodgings welcomed three groups of volunteers who were ready to serve. Throughout the day, students and parents from Burgundy Farm […]
Al’s Steak House Gives Back to Community Lodgings!
Al’s Steak House is celebrating 65 years of business in Alexandria by giving back for the entire month of January! We are so thrilled that Al’s chose Community Lodgings as the beneficiary for their generosity. For the month of January, Al’s Steak House will be donating 65 cents from every sub purchase to Community Lodgings! […]
5th Annual Open Doors Breakfast!
Mark your calendars and register now! Community Lodgings 5th Annual Open Doors Breakfast is Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:00 am. Join us at Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria to start your day by learning more about Community Lodgings and with a great breakfast. Doors open at 7:30 am. Click here to […]
Be the Change!
Have you seen the new butterfly wall in Old Town Alexandria? Now through September 8, you can be the change as part of Tasha Wahl’s Butterfly Effect, a global public art and philanthropy project. Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker learned of the movement on Instagram, applied for the opportunity to bring a mural to Alexandria and […]
Home Run for the Homeless 2019!
It’s time to lace up your sneakers walk or run to make a difference in your community and support Community Lodgings and our mission! The 2nd Annual Home Run for the Homeless is Saturday, October 5 at 9:00 am at Bluemont Park. Registration is open and limited to 250 participants. So sign up now! This […]