ACTion Alexandria Blog

Support Your Favorite Green Idea for Alexandria!

The ideas for the 2016 Green Ideas Challenge are in! From butterfly gardens to art classes, this year's green ideas provide brilliant suggestions for making Alexandria an even greener place to live, work and visit!

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The Green Ideas Challenge Returns!

ACTion Alexandria is once again hosting the Green Ideas Challenge, starting on Wednesday, June 1. For the fourth year, ACTion is asking local nonprofits and community members, working in partnerships with local organizations, to submit their ideas for making Alexandria an even greener, more sustainable place to live, work and visit. 

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Spring2ACTion 2016 Update

Spring2ACTion logoSpring2ACTion, 24 hours of online giving to benefit nonprofits serving Alexandria, is almost here!

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Spring2ACTion-April 20, 2016!

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What if we all gave on one day? On Wednesday, April 20, we can! Join us for Spring2ACTion, 24 hours of online giving to support the nonprofits that make Alexandria strong. Last year, 9,431 donors raised an amazing $1,276,909 for 129 nonprofits serving our community. In 2016, our goals are to engage 10,000 donors to raise $1.5 million! To meet this goal, we need your help!

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Help Get Metro Back On Track!

Thanks to the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission for providing the following information: 

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City of Alexandria Launches New Performance Reports and Community Survey

Alexandria City Manager Mark B. Jinks has announced the timeline for several initiatives intended to continue greater transparency and accountability for City government programs.  These efforts include the publication of performance reports for each program, a community survey to gauge resident satisfaction and priorities, and the development of an interactive performance dashboard.

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Career Opportunity: Project Manager, City of Alexandria's Early Care and Education Initiative

Please see below for information on an exciting opportunity to lead part of an ongoing effort to provide compreshensive early care and education in Alexandria. 

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Volunteers Needed! Alexandria Health Fair

The City of Alexandria, Alexandria City Public Schools, Neighborhood Health and Inova Alexandria Hospital are partnering to provide a free health fair to all Alexandrians who are uninsured on Saturday, November 14 from 9am-4pm at Francis Hammond Middle School. The fair will provide a variety of free preventative health services, including flu shots, glucose and blood pressure tests, mental health screens and dental education.

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Coats, Books, Toys & Art Supplies for Fall into Giving

Thank you to the almost 400 individuals who contributed everything from light bulbs to camera tripods to yoga blocks and warm winter coats for the 39 participating nonprofits during Fall into Giving

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