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 Open House: planning in Chirilagua (Arlandria) and Del Ray
When: Monday, January 27, 5 – 8 pm
Where: Casa Chirilagua Lobby, 4109 Mount Vernon Avenue
What: Further discussion on the long range plans for Chirilagua and Del Ray. This is an ongoing community process and is an opportunity to speak up in favor of affordable housing. (see also the Feb 1 meeting).

Grassroots Alexandria Education Meeting
When: Tuesday January 28, 7-9pm
Where:  Tenants and Workers United building, 3801 Mt Vernon Ave, 22305
What: Michelle Krocker will speak to us about affordable housing in Alexandria. This will be followed by team action reports and open discussion. This meeting is free and open to the public.
Info: Michelle Krocker is the executive director of the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance, “expanding political will to make affordable housing a regional priority.” www.nvaha.org
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Community Open House: planning in Chirilagua (Arlandria) and Del Ray
When: Saturday, February 1, 10 am – noon
Where: Mount Vernon Recreation Center Multipurpose Room, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue
What: Further discussion on the long range plans for Chirilagua and Del Ray. This is an ongoing community process and is an opportunity to speak up in favor of affordable housing. (see also the Jan 27 meeting).

Grassroots Alexandria Action Meeting
When: Tuesday February 4, 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.
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