Globally conscious DC-area residents have known for years that when they buy gifts from Ten Thousand Villages “” a non-profit, fair trade retail store in Old Town, Alexandria “” they are actually “giving twice.” Not only do they find unique handmade items for their loved ones, they help provide much-needed income to Third World artisans who would otherwise be unemployed, enabling them to feed and house their families and send their children to school.
On Saturday, November 14, Rebuilding Together Alexandria was presented with the 2009 Booz Allen Exemplary Management Award at the 21st Annual National Rebuilding Together Conference held in Washington, DC. Rebuilding Together Alexandria won the award because of its Neighborhood Stabilization Program’s collaborative efforts with the City of Alexandria’s Office of Housing and the Alexandria Housing Development Corporation.
The Parent Leadership Training Institute kicked-off its fourth year of operation with a day-long retreat on Saturday, November 7. The retreat is built into the 20-week PLTI program as the first exercise in building community and trust among participants.
Hopkins House, a learning center for children, youths, and families based in Northern Virginia, announced today that it will offer “Recession Aid” to help families impacted by the economic recession keep their children in preschool.
Last week, the Alexandria chapter of the NAACP presented the Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria with their 2009 Community Service Award. NAACP President Reverend Dr. Lee Earl gave the award to Joyce Woodson, PLTI Founder and Chair and Fay Slotnick, the organization’s Executive Director.
In 1939, Alexandria was a very different city than it is today. While Hopkins House has grown, it still fulfills the same mission in the same community where it began.
The Alexandria Housing Development Corporation is partnering with the City of Alexandria’s Office of Housing and Rebuilding Together Alexandria to acquire, rehabilitate, and re-sell four foreclosed homes in the City using HUD funds through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.
New Neighbors Education Center has announced the retirement of Jean Johnson, its founder and Executive Director. E. Tazewell Ellett, President of the Board of Directors, noted, ” Jean had a vision and a mission to provide immigrants and refugees with high quality English as a Second Langu
ACT for Alexandria, Alexandria’s Community Foundation held its annual Nonprofit Forum on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at the First Baptist Church on King Street. This is the fifth year for the Forum which is organized to provide local nonprofits with additional information and skills to better assist them in addressing their mission and goals.
Express your solidarity with Andrey Zatoka, renowned environmentalist and civil society activist, who is imprisoned in Dashovuz, Turkmenistan on politically motivated charges. Andrey has been charged with assault with intent to inflict bodily harm, and, if convicted, could face up to five years in prison.