ACTion Alexandria Blog

Students at Brent Place Apartments Receive Desks!

"Purple! My favorite!" said one of the students who had just received a desk during the My Homework Space celebration. Through a community partnership with ACTion Alexandria, the City of Alexandria, Wright to Read, Bienvenidos, Community Lodgings and Samuel Tucker Elementary School, more than 15 students who live at Brent Place Apartments received their own desks to do their homework and read nightly. 

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Going Green in Alexandria!

There's nothing like a warm weekend of outdoor activities to make you appreciate how beautiful Alexandria really is. From taking photos of the cherry blossoms to biking on the Mount Vernon Trail to bird watching by the Potomac River, Alexandria is full of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

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RunningBrooke on ACTive Kids!

Brooke Curran, founder of RunningBrooke, shares these words about the importance of kids being active and healthy: 

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Congratulations Pet Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Pet Photo Contest and the Social Media Animal Ambassador initiative! Thank you to everyone who participated and a big thank you to King Street Cats and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria for working with ACTion! Prizes for the contest were provided by Profeed Pet Nutrition Center, Andrea's Pet Services, The Southlawn Pet Spa, and Nature's Nibbles

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Three year anniversary infographic!

Happy Third Birthday ACTion Heroes!


In the past three years, you have helped to create an innovative, online platform for solving challenges and sharing ideas in Alexandria. Together, we have contributed toys, desks, books and diapers.

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The City of Alexandria Seeks Nominees for the Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award

The City of Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and Alexandria Renew Enterprises are seeking nominees for the Sixth Annual Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award.

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Shining a Spotlight on Pet Adoption

From January 27 to February 14, ACTion Alexandria is partnering with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and King Street Cats to ask residents to share their photos of their adopted pets and then help promote an animal for adoption from one of the shelters. 

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My Homework Space

Over the past couple weeks, ACTion Alexandria has been working with The City of Alexandria, Samuel Tucker Elementary School, Community Lodgings, Bienvenidos, and Wright to Read to collect new and gently worn desks for children at Brent Place Apartments for a project called My Homework Space. 

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Alexandria Volunteer Opportunities

USA.gov lists volunteering as one of the most popular New Year's resolutions. Here are some volunteer opportunities to get you started...

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