ACT for Alexandria

ACT Now Tuesday Talks

Join us for our ACT Now Tuesday Talks at noon on May 5, 19, June 2, 16 and 30.  This series of talks will feature beneficiaries of the ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund grants and partners who are addressing food insecurity, homelessness and housing, health, early care and education, and racial equity in our community.  These experts will share what’s happening on the ground, how they are partnering with local organizations and City agencies, ways individuals can “act now” to support their efforts, and time for Q&A.

These 45-minute sessions will also be recorded and shared on ACT’s website and social media. View them here or on ACT for Alexandria’s Facebook Live. 

May 5 - Food Insecurity - Heather Peeler, President & CEO at ACT, Jennifer Ayers, Executive Director at ALIVE! and Adriana Gomez Schellhaas, Executive Director at Casa Chirilagua. To view the recording, visit:

May 19 - Homeless & Housing - Heather Peeler, President & CEO of ACT and Shannon Steene, Executive Director at Carpenter's Shelter and Lynn Thomas, Executive Director at Community Lodgings. To view the recording, visit:

June 2 - Health - Lauren Stack, Founding Board Member of ACT, Dr. Rina Bansal of Inova Alexandria Hospital and Dr. Basim Khan, Executive Director of Neighborhood Health. To view the recording, visit:

June 16 - Racial Equity - Heather Peeler, President & CEO at ACT, Jaqueline Tucker, Race and Social Equity Officer at the City of Alexandria, and Evelin Urrutia, Executive Director at Tenants & Workers United. To view the recording, visit:

June 30 - Early Care & Education - Lisa Guernsey, Director of the Teacher, Learning, and Tech Program at New America, Tammy Mann, President & CEO at The Campagna Center and Michelle Smith-Howard, Executive Director at Smart Beginnings Alexandria. To view the recording, visit:

July 28 - Rental Relief and Eviction Prevention - Heather Peeler, President & CEO of ACT, Sami Bourma, Community Activist of UNITE HERE Local 23, Melanie Gray, Director of Outreach  & Mission at Christ Church, and Mary Horner, Staff Attorney of Legal Services of Northern Virginia.  To view the recording, visit:
August 18 - Alexandria's Faith Community - Rabbi David Spinrad from Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Pastor Thomas James from Washington Street United Methodist Church, and Stacey Picard from Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center. To view the recording, visit: