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Volunteer Spotlight – Marilyn Whitehurst

Marilyn Whitehurst, a native of Atlanta, GA retired as a pediatric nurse patrioncer and resides in Alexandria, VA. Living within walking distance from one of our after-school program locations, Marilyn did not know Community Lodgings existed. Since discovering the organization, she has been a dedicated volunteer at our after-school programs and summer camp. Learn why […]

February News

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]