What a terrific story that the Washington Informer wrote about us after our “Open Doors to Independence” breakfast on October 20!
“I’m sorry. We have nothing available right now.” I hear this end of a phone conversation from our property manager, Erika Orozco, several times a day. We don’t like turning away qualified applicants, but we know that we make a huge, positive difference to those who live in our affordable housing apartments. Read more about […]
Did you know that summer doesn’t always mean vacation for low-income students? Often it’s a struggle to find safety, a nutritious meal, and to retain what they learned in school. Find out what Community Lodgings does to combat “summer learning loss” for our kids and how […]
We were thrilled to share our story with all of Fairfax County on Monday, July 11, 2016, during Fairfax Public Access television show “Inside Scoop.” Three of our Community Lodgings family made their debut – our executive director, Lynn Thomas; our family support worker, Cindy Lopez, and one of our youth education kids, Rudys. Big […]
“Buenas tardes. Nos gustaría establecer una reunión para discutir el comportamiento de su hijo en la escuela.” (“Good afternoon. We would like to set up a meeting to discuss your child’s behavior in school.”) Imagine your child handing you that note and you do not speak or understand Spanish. The note is on school letterhead […]
Thought you knew what Community Lodgings does? Guess again! We’ll bet you had no idea how many programs we have. Read this Alexandria Gazette Packet story on page 11 and prepare to be amazed!
What do the boys in our mentoring program REALLY think about their mentors? Turn to page 3 of the summer issue of the City of Alexandria’s Gang Prevention Community Task Force Newsletter to find out!
It was the “see and be seen” event of Old Town, Alexandria, at least on April 10, 2016, when our “Spring Forward” fundraiser at the Union Street Public House brought down the house! The Alexandria Gazette Packet was there to capture it all – read their article about this crazy-fun nigh on pages 7 […]
One of our many services is to help homeless domestic violence survivors transition to independence. One of our former clients shared her story with the Washington, D.C. area NBC affiliate, Channel 4, on how we helped her and her two sons achieve stability and success. Watch the video here.
As we celebrate AmeriCorps this month, did you know that two of our former AmeriCorps staff are now part of our staff? And we could not be happier! Read about Cristina’s and Cindy’s AmeriCorps and Community Lodgings journey in the Alexandria Gazette Packet, page 13.