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Agenda:Alexandria

January 16, 2018

The last time you needed a ride to the airport, did you use your smartphone to summon an Uber? Or did you call Alexandria Yellow Cab? When your relatives came to the city for a visit, did they book a room on the Alexandrian or did they use Airbnb?

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Catholics For Housing Acquire Manassas Mobile Home Park

January 12, 2018

Catholics for Housing, a Northern Virginia nonprofit, today completed the purchase of a mobile home park in Manassas whose future has been uncertain for more than a year. 

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The Alexandria Chamber Of Commerce Promotes Maria Ciarrocchi To Chief Operating Officer

January 11, 2018

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce today announced the promotion of Maria Ciarrocchi to Chief Operating Officer.

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March Forward Virginia

January 10, 2018

On Jan. 20, 2018, women and allies will once again take to the streets of the nation’s capitol to make a powerful statement to the current administration and the rest of the world.

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ACT For Alexandria Names New President And CEO

January 8, 2018

Heather Peeler has been named President and CEO of ACT for Alexandria, succeeding John Porter, who last fall informed the Board of his decision to pass the leadership torch. Peeler officially assumes her duties on Feb. 5.

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The Scholarship Fund Of Alexandria Offers Resources For Transition To High School

January 8, 2018

Are you wondering about high school life? Not sure what steps to take to be college-ready?bJoin the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria and other middle school families for “Transition to High School Planning Night” on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Minnie Howard. High school is right around the corner, and it is never too early to start thinking about college!

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Largest Donation In History Helps 40 Students Attend College

January 8, 2018

The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria has received the largest gift in its 30-year history from Alexandria-based Henry Knox Field Lodge No. 349, a local Masonic Lodge. Henry Knox Field Lodge has generously donated $600,000 to support college scholarships for local Alexandria students in need.

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Record 1,225 Use Greater Washington SoberRide Program On New Year’s

January 5, 2018

A record 1,225 persons in the Washington- metropolitan area used the free safe ride service, SoberRide®, this New Year’s (8:00 am on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 through 4:00 am on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018) as opposed to possibly driving home drunk.       

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Comcast Foundation Awards $20,000 Grant To Northern Virginia Urban League

January 2, 2018

The Comcast Foundation announced today that it has awarded $265,000 in grants to 16 nonprofit organizations across the Washington, D.C. metro area in 2017. The grants help grow the impact of programs aimed at expanding digital literacy, promoting service and mentoring tomorrow’s leaders.

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