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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule of Services -- Updated 11/25/2014 10:55:23 AM
All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Residential trash and recycling will be collected on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, beginning at 6 a.m.
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Project Discovery

Empowerment & College Preparation

Based at T.C. Williams High School and the Minnie Howard 9th Grade Center, Project Discovery prepares and motivates low income and first generation college-eligible students to access opportunities in higher education.  Through workshops and trips to college campuses, Project Discovery provides vital information about how to set and achieve educational goals. This program is supported by a Project Discover Advisory Board whose mission is to raise funds, promote community involvement and foster positive public relations.

For more information, call 703.746.5970 or email ron.frazier@alexandriava.gov.

Donations

Project Discovery, a college preparatory program for at-risk youth, requests for donations to program initiatives such as college access workshops, visits to colleges and universities and book scholarships for graduating senior and alumni. 

Make a general donation, donation to support the Annual Poetry & Tea or the Walkathon!

Project Discovery Tea Fundraiser

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, at 5 p.m., the Advisory Board will host the annual Tea and Talent Scholarship Program, at the Chinquapin Recreation Center, 3210 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302.  This fun-filled event will feature:  Jummy Olabanji, reporter and anchor for ABC 7/WJLA-TV and News. Janine Carter, an international gospel and jazz vocalist; Sheryl Robertson, a local poet and author; and another young poet by the name of Reggie Sellers (I’ma Poet). Make a donation to the Annual Tea Fundraiser!

Project Discovery Walkathon

Each spring, the City of Alexandria hosts a Walkathon, the proceeds of which benefit Project Discovery. Ninety-one percent of last year’s Project Discovery graduating seniors continued their education at two- or four-year colleges or technical schools. The tentative date for the 2015 Walkathon is Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Fort Ward Park.

Make a donation to support the 2015 Walkathon!

Collect pledges for the Walkathon towards your fundraising goal!

 Customer Call Center 
703.746.5700

Intake for Mental Health,
Intellectual Disability & Substance Abuse Services
703.746.3535

In Crisis? Call us now.
24 hours a day:

Emergency Mental Health Services
703.746.3401

Detox/Substance Abuse Services
703.746.3636

Sexual Assault
703.683.7273

Domestic Violence
703.746.4911

Child Protective Services
703.746.5800
or State
 1.800.552.7096

Adult Protective Services
703.746.5778