Events

Every Tuesday: Tutoring for Youth
When:  Every Tuesday, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Where:  Tenants and Workers United, 3801 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305
What:  Volunteer opportunity to give back to our community!
Please consider tutoring our City’s kids in the Tenants and Workers United homework help program. TWU invites youth 12 to 18 years old every Tuesday between 4:30 and 6:00 pm. Volunteers and TWU staff provide homework help, FAFSA and scholarship counseling, college preparation and leadership development.
For more information: please contact Ingris Moran at 571-251-9537.
Several Grassroots Alexandria members served as volunteer tutors last year. Let’s make it a tradition!

Community Health Improvement Plan: Poor Mental Health
When: Monday November 4, 6:30-8 pm
Where: The Garden by Building Momentum (5380 Eisenhower Ave Suite C)
What: To develop a Community Health Improvement Plan, Alexandria is holding meetings on mental health, affordable housing, and poverty. Childcare and snacks will be provided, and interpreters will be available in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, and American Sign Language.

Grassroots Alexandria Action Meeting
When: Tuesday November 5, 7-9pm
Where: At the home of Zeina Azzam. For location, please ask.
What: This will be a joint meeting of the Housing Team, the Communications Team, and the Vulnerable Communities Team. We will be updating each other on the many topics we are involved with:  affordable housing, Climate/transportation, For Us Not Amazon, Human Rights Commission, ICE in Alexandria, the Newsletter, restorative practices in ACPS, and much more.

Community Health Improvement Plan: Affordable Housing
When: Wednesday November 6, 6:30-8 pm
Where: Leonard “Chick” Armstrong Recreation Center (25 W. Reed Ave.)
What: To develop a Community Health Improvement Plan, Alexandria is holding meetings on mental health, affordable housing, and poverty. Childcare and snacks will be provided, and interpreters will be available in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, and American Sign Language.

Meaningful Conversations about Racism
When: Thursday, November 7, 7-9 pm
Where: Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street.
What: Ready for meaningful conversations that explore and celebrate the diversity of cultures and peoples in our area, confront the divisive rhetoric and behavior that’s rupturing our nation, and seek remedies grounded in the principles of unity in diversity that connect us? This will be the third in a series of four conversations, and it will focus specifically on this question: How do we experience racism in Alexandria?
Grassroots Alexandria is helping to spread the word about this important series at the Black History Museum
Info/RSVP: No RSVP is necessary. The lead organizer of Meaningful Conversations is Paul Glist, and you can reach him at PaulG@tahirih.org.

Community Health Improvement Plan: Poverty
When: Tuesday November 12, 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St.)
What: To develop a Community Health Improvement Plan, Alexandria is holding meetings on mental health, affordable housing, and poverty. Childcare and snacks will be provided, and interpreters will be available in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, and American Sign Language.

Equal Justice Initiative Community Remembrance Project
When: Saturday November 16, 1-3 pm
Where: Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St.
What: On November 16, 2019, the City of Alexandria invites the public to attend the second of several community meetings about the Equal Justice Initiative’s Community Remembrance Project, associated activities to memorialize the victims of two lynchings that occurred in Alexandria, and the retrieval of pillars from the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The meeting will be held at Charles Houston Recreation Center, at 901 Wythe St. from 1-3 p.m.

Community Conversation in Arlandria (housing/planning)
When: Thursday, November 21, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Cora Kelly Elementary School Cafeteria, 3600 Commonwealth Ave.
What (from the city): Neighbors and organizations in and around Mount Vernon Avenue are invited to share their thoughts … as part of the first phase in the planning process to update the long range vision for the Arlandria and Del Ray Plans. Your feedback will help us identify issues of importance and to develop the framework for the overall planning process to begin in 2020. Meeting in Spanish with English translation.
Grassroots Alexandria is advertising this city meeting because we support affordable housing.

Meaningful Conversations about Racism
When: Thursday, December 5, 7-9 pm
Where: Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street.
What: Ready for meaningful conversations that explore and celebrate the diversity of cultures and peoples in our area, confront the divisive rhetoric and behavior that’s rupturing our nation, and seek remedies grounded in the principles of unity in diversity that connect us? This will be the fourth in a series of four conversations, and it will focus specifically on how to talk to kids about racism.
Grassroots Alexandria is helping to spread the word about this important series at the Black History Museum
Info/RSVP: No RSVP is necessary. The lead organizer of Meaningful Conversations is Paul Glist, and you can reach him at PaulG@tahirih.org.

Community Conversation in Del Ray (housing/planning)
When: Thursday, December 12, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: Mount Vernon Community School Cafeteria, 2601 Commonwealth Ave.
What (from the city): Neighbors and organizations in and around Mount Vernon Avenue are invited to share their thoughts … as part of the first phase in the planning process to update the long range vision for the Arlandria and Del Ray Plans. Your feedback will help us identify issues of importance and to develop the framework for the overall planning process to begin in 2020. Meeting will be in English with Spanish Translation
Grassroots Alexandria is advertising this city meeting because we support affordable housing.