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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Watch Chief Brown of the Alexandria Police Department read Say Something by Peter. H. Reynolds to our students!
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 […]
Spring2ACTion 2019 Is Here!
We are ready to Spring2ACTion! Our goal is to raise $30,000 within 24 hours on April 10, 2019 to support our Summer Enrichment Camp. Community Lodgings is offering 75 children a chance to attend Summer Enrichment Camp during summer, 2019. Programming will be in the morning and afternoon sessions will be offered. All students will be provided […]
Community Lodgings Receives $3,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Youth Literacy
Alexandria, Va – September 20, 2018 – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Community Lodgings a $3,000 grant to support youth literacy. This grant is part of more than $3.4 million the foundation awarded to 915 recipients on August 28, 2018. Awarded annually at the beginning of the academic school year inception, youth literacy […]
Naydelin – A Youth Programs Success Story
Naydelin, a first grader at George Mason Elementary School, enrolled in Community Lodgings’ after-school programming in the start of the 2016-2017 academic year. At registration, we learned she had been in public school system for less than a year after moving from Honduras, and was an English Language Learner with a Special Education Plan to […]