Nonprofit Preschool Needs Funds, Ruby Tucker Center Art Project and More: This Week's Latest ACTion

Tags: Arts & Culture, Education, 28th Annual National Night Out, Art on the Avenue, Child and Family Network Centers, Ruby Tucker Family Center
  • A new preschool called Child and Family Network Centers (CFNC) needs your help.  Designed to accommodate students whose families "live at or below 185 percent of poverty," the CFNC is given minimal support by the City of Alexandria, Arlington County and the USDA.  But the school relies largely on donations from citizens to stay operational.  Besides a unique education, it provides services for families, such as health care and job training.  Please consider donating today.
  • Check out this article about an art project designed by local teens at the Ruby Tucker Family Center.  The window-sized panel project, made to display during Art on the Avenue starting October 1st, contains a powerful anti-drug message.  Consisting of 25 separate pieces, the artists came up with reasons why drugs are harmful, then put them on a massive canvas for all to see. 
  •  The 28th Annual National Night Out took place last Tuesday in cities around the country.  As reported last week, it started as a way to foster communication between police and citizens.  To learn more about Alexandria's festivities in particular, read Eric Spiegel's feature article on the Old Town Alexandria Patch blog.

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