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New Investment in Alexandria's Children

Community leaders in Alexandria have long recognized that broad, collective action is needed to ensure all Alexandria children have an equal opportunity to learn and thrive.  Toward this goal, in 2013, ACT began convening the Early Care & Education Work Group (ECEW), a cross-sector collaboration of leaders from Alexandria City Public Schools, City of Alexandria’s Department of Community & Human Services, Alexandria Health Department, early care and education providers, healthcare providers, local foundations and nonprofit organizations. 

Compass On Board

Are you looking for new board members?  Compass’ On Board program focuses on strengthening nonprofit boards by matching business professionals to nonprofits that need board members – many of whom live in Northern Virginia and are seeking to serve a local nonprofit.  Join us for an Info Session with Nalini Rogers, Director of On Board to learn more about the program and hear from Kari Galloway, Friends of Guest House and Shannon Steene,

Register for IMPACT Today!

Register for ACT’s IMPACT 2019: Racial Equity Forum, the premier annual gathering of civic leaders in Alexandria, scheduled for January 30, 2019.  The keynote speaker will be Ben Hecht, President & CEO of Living Cities, a nationally recognized leader in philanthropy and author of Reclaiming the American Dream: Proven Solutions for Creating Economic Opportunity

IMPACT 2019: Racial Equity Forum - January 30 - Registration is Open!

Register for IMPACT, the premier gathering of civic leaders in Alexandria.  The event, scheduled for January 30, will convene 200+ of Alexandria’s board, business, community and nonprofit leaders to discuss innovations in philanthropy and strategies for building the capacity of nonprofits and individuals to make a lasting impact in the community.  IMPACT’s keynote speaker is Ben Hecht, President & CEO of Living Cities, a nationally recognized leader in philanthropy and author of Reclaiming the American Dream: Proven Solutio

Building the Capacity of Our Community

Since its inception, ACT has been committed to strengthening and supporting the nonprofit sector.  Thanks to the generous support of our community, ACT has invested nearly $1M in capacity building grants to Alexandria nonprofits.  The capacity building grants process will begin on July 30th with an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to submit a Letter of Inquiry application, due on September 6.

Building Capacity to Do Good

ACT has always been committed to strengthening the local nonprofit sector.  Over the past 13 years, ACT has invested nearly $1 million in capacity building grants to Alexandria nonprofits.  During our strategic planning process, we heard from our nonprofit community about the importance of these capacity building investments.  Many remarked that this funding is unique, rare and highly-valued as it is important for nonprofits to invest in themselves to better carry out their mission-related work.  

Coming Together to Support Children in Alexandria

In 2012 conversations were happening around the country about the importance of the early childhood years.  The same conversation was happening in our community.  When the community talks, ACT listens!  ACT began to envision the possibility of a comprehensive, coordinated early childhood system that could connect children and families to quality services and support in the most efficient and effective ways possible.  The Board recognized this was a bold vision and one we could not begin to address alone.  The moment to take on this vision arrived when several stakeholders approached us abou

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