Kerrin Epstein's Blog

Enroll Today-Energy Masters Training Begins Soon!

There's still time for Alexandrians to join Energy Masters - the award-winning program, which trains volunteers in energy efficiency, water conservation, and community education and outreach.

Environment education, energy

SolarizeAlexandria Launches to Help Residents Go Solar

SolarizeAlexandria, a program to make it easier and more affordable for residents to install solar power systems on Alexandria homes, launched September 7 and will run through November 10.

Environment environment, solar energy

Back to School Blitz!

It's back to school week at Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS), and you can help teachers and students get the best start to the school year possible during the Back to School Blitz! Your support will go towards field trips, art supplies and science equipment, all to enrich the learning experience of students in our schools. 

Education back to school, education, students, supplies, Teachers

Save the Date: Fall into Giving!

Save the date for Fall into Giving, an online donation drive for goods and items benefiting nonprofit organizations serving Alexandria from Monday, September 21 to Friday, September 25

Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Food & Shelter, Health, Neighborhoods donations, Fall into Giving, giving, wish list

#JustPlay! on August 3

Join ACTion for Just Play! an evening of games, books and fun, family time on Monday, August 3 from 5-7pm at William Ramsay Recreation Center. Local nonprofits will be on hand to host play activities and provide information on their programs.


Save the Date-Just Play!


Monday, August 3, 2015, 5-7PM

William Ramsay Recreation Center, 5650 Sanger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311

Education books, family, free, games

Green Ideas Take Flight at Alexandria City Public Schools!

Jefferson-Houston School, Mount Vernon Community School PTA,  and Cora Kelly School in partnership with UpCycle Creative Reuse Center, were recognized at this year's Alexandria Earth Day Celebration as the winners of the ACTion Alexandria Green Ideas Challenge.  Through this community competition, these schools will receive funding to turn their ideas into reality. A total of $5,000 will be awarded for these projects thanks to a grant from the Dominion Foundation. 

Environment Alexandria Earth Day, awards, Dominion Foundation, grants

City of Alexandria Seeks Nonprofit Organization for Management Lease

City of Alexandria Seeks Proposals from Non-Profit Organizations for Management Lease

The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities is seeking proposals for a five-year management lease on The Conservatory Center at Four Mile Run Park, located at 4109-4125 Mt. Vernon Ave.

Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Food & Shelter, Health, Neighborhoods Community Center, four mile run park, grant

Spring2ACTion on April 22!!

What if we all gave on one day? Let's find out! On April 22, join thousands of other community members for Spring2ACTion, 24 hours of online giving to benefit nonprofits serving Alexandria at Be a part of this incredible day of giving! 

On April 22: 

Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Food & Shelter, Health, Neighborhoods 2015, donations, give, online, spring2action

IMPORTANT READ: Meeting Needs Today: A Needs Assessment of the Alexandria Human Services System

The Alexandria Council of Human Service Organizations (ACHSO) is a joint partnership between ACT for Alexandria, the local community foundation, and the City of Alexandria's Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS).

Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Food & Shelter, Health, Neighborhoods ACHSO, human services, needs assessment, report, research