Local Community Outreach
Alexandria Tutoring Consortium
The Alexandria Tutoring Consortium is a partnership of faith communities, community groups, and Alexandria City Public Schools. The Consortium helps kindergartners and first-graders to read at or above grade level by the end of second grade. The program asks for a commitment of 30 minutes once or twice a week during school hours; training and materials are provided. Please contact parishioner Diana Jarrett or the Church Office to learn more about this rewarding program.
Arlandria Health Center
The Arlandria Health Center provides primary and preventive health services in English and Spanish to the underserved local population. Grace Church Outreach supports the Center with an annual financial grant. Larry Thompson is our Grace liaison.
Alexandria Walk to Fight Breast Cancer
Initiated by Grace parishioner and former City Manager, the late Vola Lawson, Grace Outreach provides financial support as a sponsor for this annual event and fields a team of "Graceful Walkers." Please contact June Huber to sign up.
Volunteers are especially needed to mentor 11th grade Latino students at T.C. Williams High School, both academically and for career choices. The program aims to lower dropout rates, raise grade point averages, and increase the number of graduates. Tutors need not be bilingual. Volunteers receive professional training. Grace Outreach also supports this program with an annual financal grant for scholarships. Contact the Church Office for more information.
T. C. Williams All Night Grad Party
The Grace Outreach Committee contributes to an all-night graduation party for T. C. Williams High School seniors hosted by the Alexandria Community.
Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE)
VOICE is a broad-based multi-racial, multi-faith, multi-county, strictly non-partisan citizens’ organization dedicated to effecting change on social justice issues affecting the lives of low- and middle-income residents in Northern Virginia. VOICE is led by religious, lay and community leaders from across Northern Virginia. It is a coalition of almost 50 faith communities and civic organizations uniting people across lines of race, class, religion and political party to take action on key issues such as affordable housing, access to health and dental care, and immigrant rights.
Grace Church, St. Paul’s Church, Church of the Resurrection and the Virginia Theological Seminary are among the participating institutions in Alexandria. The program is funded by dues from member institutions (congregations, temples, mosques, union locals, business groups, schools and health centers) as well as through grants from foundations. For information about VOICE, contact any of our clergy.