In Alexandria, too many full-time workers struggle to pay for housing and other necessities. To address this, on Monday, July 16 a network of religious, business and community leaders established a Living Wage Certification program in conjunction with the Virginia Theological Seminary and Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy. 

Contact Stephanie Niedringhaus, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy for more information. The following business and faith leaders are involved with the program:  
  • LaJuanna Russell, President & CEO, Business Management Associates, Inc.
  • Rev. David Gortner, Associate Dean of Church and Community Engagement, Virginia Theological Seminary
  • Kim Bobo, Executive Director, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
The goal is to identify and certify employers who choose to pay a living wage. [A living wage is defined as one a worker must earn to pay for basic necessities without assistance from others.]
 
Employers are certified after submitting an application and fulfilling its requirements. These employers can post the Living Wage Certification logo, and their names are advertised throughout the community. Those wishing more information about the program are click to email .
 
July 16, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a,m,
Capital Post
625 N. Washington Street -- Suite 425
Alexandria, Virginia