Thursday, February 21, 2013
Arlandria apartment building provides transitional housing for homeless families and individuals.
HomeAid Northern Virginia and Pulte Homes celebrated the renovation of a 10-unit Community Lodgings apartment building in Arlandria on Wednesday. HomeAid and Pulte partnered to renovate the building in the 600 block of Notabene Drive—one of five apartment complexes owned and operated by Community Lodgings. The apartments serve as transitional housing for homeless families and individuals. The renovation enables Community Lodgings to increase the number of people it serves annually. “What Community Lodgings is able to do never ceases to amaze me,” said Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille, who also touted the importance of public-private partnerships in providing services to Alexandria’s in-need citizens. Renovating the complex cost roughly $870,…
Monday, November 26, 2012
ACBA collecting items for Community Lodgings at Tuesday event.
The Arlandria-Chirilagua Business Association is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Tuesday with an event benefitting Community Lodgings, a local nonprofit that helps homeless and low-income families. The event is scheduled to run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Four Mile Run Park Building, located at 4109 Mount Vernon Ave. The event will feature live music and food from local restaurants. Formed a year ago, the ACBA aims to promote the visability and prosperity of its membership and embrace the diversity of Arlandria. The group presented the DiverseCity Alexandria Multicultural Fest in September. The ACBA also meets monthly to discuss issues facing businesses in Arlandria. Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille charged the ACBA with …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Group raises more than $540 at Fall Fest Fundraiser in Arlandria.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Drew Hansen
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The girls mentoring group at Community Lodgings in Arlandria hosted its Fall Fest Fundraiser on Nov. 3 and raised more than $540 to support future activities and outings. Comprised of five young professionals and seven teenage mentees, the group created custom T-shirts, jewelry and baked goods to sell. The event, which was at the Fifer Family Learning Center located at 607 Notabene Dr., also included family activities, relay races and a haunted house. More than 50 people attended the event. The mentoring group is led by volunteer mentors Stephanie Hemmert, Lisa Rowen, Denise Boamah, Holly Mosurick and Chasity Hughes. Mentors devote two hours each week to working with the teenage girls enrolled in Community Lodgings' afterschool program, …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy has been awarded a three-year Personal Responsibility Education Program grant to help reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
More teens in Alexandria will be learning about how to prevent pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections through a new federal grant to the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP). ACAP was awarded a three-year Personal Responsibility Education Program federal grant to provide prevention programs that address teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The grant totals $290,494 per year and was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families. The grant will allow the Alexandria campaign to work with approximately 800 at-risk youths. Partners in the project include Capital Youth Empowerment, the Northern Virginia Aids Ministry, Community Lodgings and T.C…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
HomeAid Northern Virginia and Pulte Homes partnering to renovate transitional housing apartment building in Arlandria.
HomeAid Northern Virginia and Pulte Homes kicked off a renovation project to assist Community Lodgings in Arlandria on Tuesday. HomeAid and Pulte are partnering to renovate one of Community Lodgings’ five apartment buildings, which serve as transitional housing for homeless families and individuals. Renovating the 10-unit building will cost roughly $860,000 and enable Community Lodgings to increase the number of people it serves annually. Members from all three groups and Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille assembled on Tuesday at the building in the 600 block of Notabene Drive to formally launch the project, which will just take a few months to complete. “This is another instance of collaborating with nonprofits to make sure we’re doing the …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Walmart's Virginia State Giving Program donates $30,000 directly to afterschool programs at the Fifer Family Learning Center.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Drew Hansen
Friday, August 10, 2012
The Walmart Foundation presented a check for $30,000 to Community Lodgings’ programs for homeless and low-income children on Wednesday at the Fifer Family Learning Center in Arlandria. William Hunsucker, manager of the Walmart located at 7910 Richmond Hwy. just south of Alexandria, and other representatives from the Walmart Foundation’s Virginia State Giving Program presented the check to Community Lodgings Executive Director Bonnie Baxley, staff members and many of the children enrolled in programs at the learning center. Walmart’s donation will go directly to support of afterschool programs for middle and high school students. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington also recently donated $25,000 to support the high …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Economic Opportunities Commission held its "All Hands on Deck" day Saturday.
The Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission held its “All Hands on Deck” public service day on Saturday at the Community Lodgings facilities in Arlandria. Volunteers painted and cleaned the interior of Community Lodgings buildings and performed some exterior landscaping work as well. The nonprofit works to lift families from homelessness and instability to independence through temporary housing options and adult education programs. The EOC secured funding for Saturday’s project from businesses and private donations. Potomac Paint and Design Centers, Tech Painting Company, La Casa Restaurant, MOM’s Organic Market, Monterey’s Pizza, Home Depot, Hungry for Music, Trader Joe’s, Atlantis, Firehook Bakery, Caboose Cafe and Bakery, Firehouse…
Friday, June 10, 2011
Volunteers from the international consulting firm installed a mini soccer field on Friday
Volunteers from Deloitte's office in Alexandria on Friday converted a 2,000-square-foot patch of dirt and grass into a professionally designed play area for homeless and low-income families. The international consulting firm chose Community Lodgings, an Arlandria-based nonprofit organization as the local charity beneficiary for the firm's IMPACT Day promoting employee volunteerism. Community Lodgings was founded in 1987 and provides housing and social services to more than 20 local families annually and works to lift them to self-sufficiency. It also works with nearly 100 at-risk children and parents daily at its Family Learning Center in an effort to increase academic achievement and decrease at-risk behavior. Volunteer efforts on Friday …