Events

Every Tuesday: Tutoring for Youth
*** This event was re-created as an online tutoring program, for info contact Ingris ***
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.
Grassroots Alexandria members have served as volunteer tutors, both in person (pre-pandemic) and on-line.
Let’s keep this tradition going!

Grassroots Alexandria Action Meeting
When: rescheduled to Tuesday January 11, 7-9pm
Where: This will be an online meeting using the Zoom app (accessible using a laptop, tablet or smartphone). Please write to jonathan@jonathankrall.net for a link to the meeting.
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/equity/transportation, Human Rights Commission, police transparency and other reforms, the newsletter, restorative practices in ACPS, and much more. We will also check in with each other, hear from project leaders, and consider next steps. Everyone is encouraged to attend and ask questions.

Grassroots Alexandria Reading Group
When: monthly during the action meeting, beginning in February
Where: (please see action-meeting event listing)
What: We are currently reading Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown.
Our new format will be to dedicate a short portion of the regular first Tuesday Grassroots meeting to discussing our reading–specifically the check-in (of course, this is optional and people can check in as they wish). You can comment on what you found interesting about the reading or how you see the reading intersecting with our work. To give people time to purchase the book and do the first section of reading, let’s begin our discussion at the February Grassroots meeting (February 1). For that meeting, let’s have a goal of reading the introduction (page 1-40).

Grassroots Alexandria Action Meeting
When: Tuesday February 1, 7-9pm
Where: This will be an online meeting using the Zoom app (accessible using a laptop, tablet or smartphone). Please write to jonathan@jonathankrall.net for a link to the meeting.
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/equity/transportation, Human Rights Commission, police transparency and other reforms, the newsletter, restorative practices in ACPS, and much more. We will also check in with each other, hear from project leaders, and consider next steps. Everyone is encouraged to attend and ask questions.

Grassroots Alexandria Action Meeting
When: Tuesday March 1, 7-9pm
Where: This will be an online meeting using the Zoom app (accessible using a laptop, tablet or smartphone). Please write to jonathan@jonathankrall.net for a link to the meeting.
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/equity/transportation, Human Rights Commission, police transparency and other reforms, the newsletter, restorative practices in ACPS, and much more. We will also check in with each other, hear from project leaders, and consider next steps. Everyone is encouraged to attend and ask questions.