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 […]
Did you know that, according to data released by the Virginia Department of Education, Alexandria middle schoolers struggled to pass their Math and Science SOLs last year? Although some students’ scores have increased in certain subject areas, Math and Science still continue to trip up many Alexandrian kids, with more than a quarter of 8th graders failing […]
HO! HO! HO! Our Christmas wish is that this holiday season always keeps its magic for you. Read more in our December newsletter.
We did the happy dance on November 29 when Washingtonian Magazine listed us as one of their 24 Local Charities That Are Worth Your Time and Money! We are listed under “If You Want to Help the Hungry and Homeless” and of course we could be listed under “If You Want to Help Kids and […]
Thank you to our friends at the Alexandria Gazette Packet for the coverage of our fundraiser breakfast on October 20 – page 22 – at the Holiday Inn and Suites on October 20!
So much going on as we get ready for the holidays! See what we have been up to!
So much going on with our September newsletter – winding down summer, getting ready for our after-school program and finalizing our Open Doors to Independence Breakfast on October 20 (you’re coming, right)? Just click here to join us – and it’s free! And you MUST meet our two award winners in this photo! […]
“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 […]
Ahhh, August! It’s the end of our summer program, the beginning of preparing for the new school year and the excitement of gearing up for our Open Doors to Independence breakfast on October 20. Catch up with us by reading our August newsletter!
By Valerie Pasquale Hi! I’m Valerie Pasquale and I’ve been working as the Outreach and Development Intern at Community Lodgings for 10 weeks. I’m a rising senior from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County studying Public Health, Biology and French with hopes to be a Community Health Educator! I was placed at Community Lodgings through […]