Weekly Resources Update: Pro Bono Legal Clinic, Hiring Event, Equity Forum, Hurricane Preparedness, After School Program Info and More
A DCHS CONNECT FEATURE
June 3, 2021--Each week, the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) highlights new and existing resources to support individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis or those in need.
We encourage residents and faith-based and nonprofit organizations to share these resources with their neighbors and networks. You can also learn about and share the latest resources and news by following DCHS on Facebook or Twitter or subscribing to the Spanish Language Text Line by texting ALEXINFOESP to 888777.
Pro Bono Virtual Immigration Legal Advice and Referral Clinic Runs June 7-10
The DC Bar Pro Bono Center will hold a Virtual Immigration Legal Advice and Referral Clinic June 7-10, which is open to anyone with U.S. immigration law questions, regardless of residency; you don't need to live in D.C. to utilize this free service. During the clinic dates and hours of operation, call 202.780.2573 to be connected with a pro bono attorney for brief legal advice only. Representation will not be provided through this service.
Hospitality Industry Hiring Event on June 9
Register now for a Hospitality In-Person Hiring Event on June 9, 2-4 p.m., in the Marketplace in front of City Hall (301 King St.). Local businesses representing the hospitality community to include the retail, hotel and restaurant industries will be ready to interview job seekers for current vacancies. Space is limited. This event is free and open to the general public and targeted for Alexandria City residents, but all are welcome. The events will follow the City's current COVID-19 regulations. Learn how to register.
IMPACT Racial Equity Forum on June 9 and 10
ACT for Alexandria is hosting an IMPACT Racial Equity Forum June 9 and 10. This virtual event will provide attendees the opportunity to learn, connect and commit to an equitable Alexandria for all. City of Alexandria leaders will speak at the event, including Alexandria Black History Museum Director Audrey P. Davis; City Historian Dr. Daniel Lee; and Race and Social Equity Officer Jaqueline Tucker. The two-day virtual conference takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day and the cost is $35 for both days. For registration and scholarship information, visit ACT for Alexandria.
Free Home Maintenance and Safety Webinar in Spanish and English on June 12
The 2021 Northern Virginia Housing Expo is hosting “Home Maintenance and Safety,” a free online workshop about maintaining a safe and secure home on June 12, 11 a.m. for English speakers and 1 p.m. for Spanish speakers. The Expo is a free year-long virtual event at www.NoVaHousingExpo.org that features monthly workshops designed to educate participants about housing-related topics and resources. The Expo also offers confidential individual financial counseling and a 24-hour Exhibitor Hall featuring lenders, property management companies, developers, contractors, realtors, service providers, local jurisdictions and more.
Weekly Jobs Flyer, Workshops and Skills Training
Weekly Jobs Flyers. View this week’s lists of employers who are hiring and hospitality industry opportunities, which the Workforce Development Center (WDC) compiles and releases every Monday. Follow WDC on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn for the latest flyer listing employers, or visit the WDC’s job board for a complete list of job opportunities.
Free Workshops and Training. Access free WDC job readiness and career development workshops--including interviewing skills, navigating the virtual job fair, transferable skills, one-on-one job coaching, networking and more--and over 5,000 SkillUp online skills training courses. Select WDC workshops are also available in Spanish.
Skills Training Programs and Scholarships. Access training through Re-Employing Virginians and Fast Forward Virginia, two new programs to help Virginians gain skills and credentials in high demand fields and get back to work. Learn more.
Be Prepared During Hurricane Season
The 2021 hurricane season started June 1--make sure you are prepared! Check out resources at alexandriava.gov/Hurricane, including how to prepare your emergency kit, develop an emergency plan and stay informed as well as tips for people with disabilities. Also access the Northern Virginia Regional Commission Emergency Preparedness Guide in six languages.
2021-22 Out of School Time Program Pre Registration Begins June 14
The City of Alexandria is offering a modified Out of School Time Program (OSTP) for elementary school aged children enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade for the 2021-22 school year. The after-school recreation program is scheduled for August 23, 2021, through June 10, 2022, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at select recreation centers and elementary schools. The program fee is $575 for the school year, or $295 with documentation for free/reduced priced school meals; $245 with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits; or $145 with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits. Learn more.
For more information on a wide range of resources available, visit Resources to Meet Basic Needs of those Impacted by COVID-19: