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Spring2ACTion, Alexandria's Giving Day

It was another record-breaking year for our community! Spring2ACTion raised $2,038,033 from 9,423 donors for 162 participating nonprofit organizations helping to ensure Alexandria is a vibrant community for all.  For more information about Spring2ACTion and a list of prize winners, click here 

Racial Equity Capacity Building Initiative 

ACT for Alexandria is embarking on a journey with our colleagues across the City to achieve a future when race no longer predicts one’s outcomes in life; when everyone has what they need to thrive, no matter what neighborhood they live in, the color of their skin, their gender, or where they were born.
 

As Alexandria’s community foundation, this vision of a vibrant community is core to our work.  To move this vision forward, we are launching our Racial Equity Capacity Building Initiative.  This will include:

  • Workshops that address what it means to be an ally for racial equity and build bridges to ensure equity, opportunity and inclusion for everyone. These one-day workshops will be open to everyone in the community.
  • A Design Lab with participants from the workshops to capture feedback about their desired continued learnings around racial equity with the goal of creating a peer cohort group to begin in October 2019.
  • A six-month Learning Lab to equip leaders in effective racial equity implementation in their organizations.
  • Community conversations that bring people together for dialogue to build deeper understanding and surface new ideas and solutions.
  • Capacity-building grants that help nonprofits build know-how and knowledge about racial equity with their staff, board and constituents.

Take the first step with us and sign up for one of the Allyship workshops, presented by Whitney Parnell of Service Never Sleeps.  The training will be offered five times – May 23, June 3, 4, 19 and 21 and the cost is $50.  Lunch will be provided and scholarships are available.  Please contact Brandi Yee at brandi.yee@actforalexandria.org for more information. Register here. 

 

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