Welcoming & Belonging

In 2023, ACT for Alexandria completed its strategic plan, led by a diverse, community-led planning team. ACT was selected to participate in a community of practice hosted by CFLeads and Welcoming America to help foster inclusive communities and deepen welcoming and belonging work. Through this program, ACT is seeking to identify ways to support a community where everyone can truly thrive and feel like they belong. Our goal is to foster connections, collaboration and belonging for everyone – whether they are a newcomer, recent immigrant or someone who has lived here for generations. Read more about our commitment to celebrating welcoming and belonging in Alexandria.

ACT will be participating in Welcoming America’s Welcoming Week – September 13-22. Welcoming Week is an annual event that celebrates the work in communities to become welcoming places for all, including immigrants and newcomers. The goal is to foster connections, collaboration and belong for all. In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, ACT will be offering $20,000 in welcoming and belonging grants this summer for activities to be carried out during Welcoming Week.

The grant application will open on June 20 and close on July 18. ACT is hosting a virtual information session on June 20 at 9:30am – it will also be recorded and posted to this site.  To attend the session, please register here.

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