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Spring2ACTion 2019!

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 […]

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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 […]

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Reflections on Gratitude, Service: Words from a Community Lodgings Volunteer

As the holiday season nears, many of us prepare for the traditions we’ve grown to love. Whether it be spending the entire day cooking with your family on Thanksgiving, decorating gingerbread houses with friends, or even just sharing stories around the fire on a chilly day–the season is filled with reasons to smile. However, these holiday […]

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Community Lodgings and HomeAid Partner to Renovate Housing Units

         Alexandria, Va. – Sept. 19, 2017 – Formerly homeless families now have newly upgraded residences in the City of Alexandria, following the completion of renovations to a Community Lodgings multi-unit supportive housing property led by HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV). An onsite “learning center” was also upgraded, enabling families to take advantage […]

We’re breaking ground…

On May 9th, we officially held a groundbreaking for our property at 607 Notabene Drive! We are so excited to begin renovations to the building which will allow us to increase our supply of affordable housing by one additional unit. Renovations are expected to be completed by September and will result in six fully renovated […]

From Ziplining to Graduation: A Mentor’s Perspective on the Girls’ Mentoring Program

By Stephanie Hemmert, Girls’ Mentor  A little over five years ago, I walked into an Alexandria City Volunteer Information Session knowing I wanted to help in some way and do something, but I wasn’t sure what.  I had participated in some literacy tutoring a few years before that, and was looking to get back to […]

Kids Explain “What Community Lodgings Means” to Them

“Community Lodgings is loving, safe, and super awesome.”  “This is truly something special because it’s only certain people dedicated to giving, and that’s Community Lodgings!” “I am thankful for the chance I was given to be a voice for my community and to tell others about Community Lodgings, its programs, and how it’s been a […]