Events

Ongoing: Tutoring for Youth
When:  Every Wednesday, 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 “Youth Educated and Active: Academic Program.” Tenants and Workers United invites youth 12 to 18 years old every Wednesday between 4:30 and 6:00 pm. They 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!

January General Meeting
When: Wednesday January 23, 7pm
Where: TWU Building, 3801 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria
What: Kari Galloway will tell us about Friends of Guest House, a program for returning citizens.
Background: Kari Galloway has been the Executive Director of Friends of Guest House for 13 years. She believes in providing returning citizens with the opportunity to live life differently. Under her leadership, the Guest House program has grown from serving 10 women a year to more than 200. Guest House has been in Del Ray for 45 years and has helped more than 3,000 women successfully reenter the community from incarceration. The Guest House program works—nationwide, 70% of non-violent offenders reoffend within two years, fewer than 10% of Guest House graduates re-offend. Kari will share a little about the history of our program, successful advocacy efforts, and ways to get involved.
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Housing Team Meeting
When: Tuesday January 29, 7pm
Where: write to edkemp101@gmail.com for location
What: For our next Affordable Housing meeting we will spend time getting our thoughts and questions together to make the session with city Housing Office as useful as possible. Topics include Amazon/Virginia Tech, For Us Not Amazon Coalition and impact on Arlandria neighborhoods, the city’s affordable housing initiatives for 2019., and opportunities for us to engage with city and others on low income and affordable housing.
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Vulnerable Communities Team Meeting
When: Tuesday February 5, 7-9pm
Where: write to azzam.zeina@gmail.com for location
What: We will be updating each other on the many topics we are involved with: ICE in Alexandria, restorative practices in ACPS, affordable housing, Human Rights Commission, new City Council, initiatives for 2019, and much more.

February General Meeting
When: Wednesday February 27, 7pm
Where: TWU Building, 3801 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria
What: Eric Keeler of the Alexandria city Office of Housing, will tell us about the city’s strategies to provide low-income and medium-income housing options, especially for those who work in Alexandria or who contribute to Alexandria’s economic diversity.