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42 percent of Alexandria boys 12-14 live below poverty line

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In 2009, 9.9 percent of Alexandria residents had income below the poverty level, which is about $22,000 in annual income for a family of four. 5.3 percent of Alexandria residents had income of 50 percent or less than the poverty level ($11,000 dollars or less). Although these figures are close to state averages, poverty rates for Alexandria's young people are much higher, and are far above state averages.

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Soles 4 Souls Shoe Drive in Alexandria

Soles 4 Souls

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Volunteer Success for Ruby Tucker Center Read-Aloud Program

You Did it!!!

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Community Meeting: Developing New Commission to Serve Children & Youth


On Monday, January 24th, the work group established to make recommendations to the City Council and Read more »

Celebrating National Mentoring Month


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The Cold Reality of Homelessness in Alexandria

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One day last week, as I stood waiting outside the Metro st Read more »

Volunteers Needed for Ruby Tucker Center Read-Aloud Program

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Sometimes All It Takes Is 18 People

Payless Gives, Santa's Winter Wonderland, Carlyle House Ornament and More: The Christmas Column

  • With Christmas around the corner, read about the efforts of theRead more »
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