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10/05/2021

Major ImpACT: The Center for Alexandria’s Children

Brandi Yee, Chief Program Officer One of ACT’s first initiatives was incubating the Center for Alexandria’s Children (the Center), an accredited...

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10/05/2021

Leading ACTors: Founder Reflections

By Tricia Ritchie, Development Officer, ACT for Alexandria ACT was founded on the idea that when people come together, we can achieve big things...

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10/05/2021

My ReACTion: Celebrating Team Alexandria Yesterday and Today

Heather Peeler, President & CEO, ACT for Alexandria As I consider the 20th anniversary of 9/11, I’m drawn to parallels between then and now....

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08/24/2021

My ReACTion: Responding to COVID’s Impact on Students of Color

By Heather Peeler It’s back-to-school season.  Summer is ending and students from pre-K to college are returning to school.  It's a time for fresh...

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08/24/2021

Major ImpACT: Alexandria’s Youth Support Network

by Caitlin Brown, Youth Support Network Manager The past year has been rife with heartbreaking stories of the widespread, devastating impacts of...

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08/24/2021

Leading ACTor: Frank and Betty Wright Foundation

In the fall of 2020, the Frank and Betty Wright Foundation and ACT for Alexandria (ACT) partnered together to assemble a network of youth program p...

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07/19/2021

Major Impact: Alexandria’s Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot

by Rabaaeladawia Hassan, City of Alexandria Resident As a single mother of three our budget is always tight. Keeping up with bills, groceries an...

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07/19/2021

Leading ACTor: Reingold

As ACT for Alexandria has worked to improve the lives of all Alexandrians, we have been fortunate that generous and community-minded businesses hav...

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07/19/2021

My ReACTion:  Moving Forward Together

by Heather Peeler If you’re like me, you’ve often wondered what we can do to successfully address poverty in our community. We have so many great ...

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06/16/2021

Leading ACTor: Washington Street United Methodist Church

ACT for Alexandria envisions a community where all residents can achieve their full potential and where the color of one’s skin, ethnicity, or citi...

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