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Community Lodgings Receives $3,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Youth Literacy

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… Continue Reading

Community Lodgings, Bridges to Independence and Homestretch Partner to Hit a Home Run for the Homeless in Northern Virginia

Community Lodgings, Bridges to Independence and Homestretch Partner to Hit a Home Run for the Homeless in Northern Virginia

The 5k Home Run For The Homeless Is Raising Awareness About Employed and Homeless Individuals and Families In The City of Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax Counties      Community Lodgings, Bridges to Independence and Homestretch are partnering to shed light on homelessness in Northern Virginia with its First Annual 5k Home Run for the Homeless on Saturday,… Continue Reading

What a Difference a Day Makes!

What a Difference a Day Makes!

Pull out your red pen and circle this important date on your calendar: Wednesday, April 25th. Yes, it’s time for Spring2ACTion! Community Lodgings (CLI) is excited to once again participate in Spring2Action, a 24 hour online fundraising event hosted by ACT for Alexandria. This event helps local Alexandria charities like CLI to raise money and… Continue Reading

Ambassador Reflections: Who is Jennifer Ferrara’s Favorite Community Lodgings Employee?

Who is Jennifer Ferrara’s Favorite Community Lodgings Employee? *Editor’s note: At the time this interview was conducted, Ms. Ferrara was with BB&T. She has since taken a position with M&T Bank as Vice President and Business Banking Relationship Manager and she remains very active in social justice causes in Alexandria. Jennifer Ferrara is the Vice… Continue Reading

Ambassador Reflections: 10 Questions with a Community Lodgings Mother – Reina Martinez

Ambassador Reflections: 10 Questions with a Community Lodgings Mother – Reina Martinez

Ten Questions with a Community Lodgings Mother – Reina Martinez  By Josue Martinez        Josue Martinez, an eighth-grader in Community Lodgings’ after school program, recently completed a short course on how to conduct interviews. For his final project, Josue interviewed his mother about Community Lodgings. He introduced himself, explained the purpose of the interview, created open… Continue Reading

Ambassador Reflections: Eight Questions with Karina Wiggs

Eight Questions with Karina Wiggs, Community Lodgings’ Director of Operations Karina Wiggs joined Community Lodgings’ staff in November of 1998 – nearly 20 years ago! Find out how Community Lodgings helped Karina find her true passion, and who she wants to be when she grows up. What attracted you to Community Lodgings? I needed a… Continue Reading

Ambassador Reflections: 10 Questions with Christine Suchy

Ten Questions with Community Lodgings Mentor Christine Suchy Christine Suchy has been a mentor for five years. Christine gamely answered ten questions about her volunteer experience as a Community Lodgings questions during a long car trip to New York. She was our “Volunteer of the Year” in 2015 for a particularly heroic act – read… Continue Reading

Ambassador Reflections: 10 Questions with a Community Lodgings Mom

Ambassador Reflections: 10 Questions with a Community Lodgings Mom

Ten Questions with a Community Lodgings Mom Maria Romero’s daughter Jennesy Perdomo-Romero is in third grade and has been enrolled in Community Lodgings’ youth education program, which offers after school homework support and summer program, for three years. Maria shared how the Community Lodgings staff has helped Jennesy, and Maria’s entire family. How did you… Continue Reading

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