Liberty's Promise

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In Alexandria, we run a ten-week after-school civic engagement program twice a year (October to December and March to May) at T.C. Williams High School for immigrant youth, ages 15-21.  The program introduces youth to the Alexandria community through field trips to local community sites, such as City Hall and the Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courthouse and through guestspeakers from important community resources such as the Alexandria City School Board; Alexandria Fire, Police, and Health Departments; Alexandria Red Cross, ALIVE! House; Carpenter’s Shelter; Empowered Women International; and  JobLink.Additionally, in Alexandria, we place low-income, documented immigrant youth ages 15-21 in eight-week internships with nonprofit or government agencies primarily in the summer months.  Prior to their placements, youth participate in a four-hour job skills workshop, where they develop a cover letter, resume, and interview skills. Youth have interned at such organizations as Beatley Central Library, Cora Kelly Recreation Center, Empowered Women International, GoldWorks, and the Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center.

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