A new group of Alexandria businesses has launched an effort to support local teachers with discounts, perks and donations in recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week.
From May 3-8, discounts will be posted on the new ALX Business Gives Back Facebook page.
The group launched on Monday, May 3, and the following businesses in Old Town and Del Ray are participating:
- Hops N Shine
- South Block
- Del Ray Psych & Wellness
- Salon deZEN
- Ascend Cycle
- The Vital Body Massage and Bodywork,
- Explanation Kids
- Alexandria Makers Market
- A|VA Apparel
- Acupuncture In Del Ray
- Dental Excellence Integrative Center
Additionally, 165 people have bought gift cards for teachers at T.C. Williams High School.
💙 It's Teacher Appreciation Week and we want to hear all about your child's favorite ACPS teacher! Give them a shout out and tell us why they're the best!#TeachACPS #ThankATeacher #TeacherAppreciationWeek pic.twitter.com/rmzeLG9tOc
— Alexandria City Public Schools (@ACPSk12) May 3, 2021
Photo via ACPS
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If you had a chance to enhance a child’s future with a time commitment of less than 2 hours a week, how would you respond? You have that opportunity right now to join over 200 Alexandrians as a reading tutor volunteer with the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium (ATC).
ATC tutors work with one child in kindergarten, first, or second grade in Alexandria public schools who need extra help with reading. Tutors meet with their Book Buddy 1-2 times each week for 30 minutes October-May at school, during school hours. Many struggling readers only receive one-on-one instruction through this program, and it makes all the difference. Last year, ATC served 195 children, of whom 82% ended the year reading on grade level and 96% made substantial reading gains. But the need is great, and we are still seeing learning lags from the pandemic.
This year, ATC plans to significantly increase the size of the program to reach over 250 students and to serve every elementary school in Alexandria. This is very exciting news, but we will only succeed if we can recruit more tutors. ATC trains you, matches you with a child, and provides ongoing lesson materials and support.
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In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!
We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.