Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Celebrate after-school programs: Lights on Afterschool , Thursday - October 22 at 4 PM

Make plans to join Community Lodgings and the Afterschool Alliance to
celebrate the importance of afterschool programs on Thursday October 22nd
at our Lights On Afterschool event!

In communities today, 14.3 million children take care of themselves after
the school day ends. Afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working
families and inspire learning. At Community Lodgings, nearly 80 homeless
and low-income children attend our afterschool program daily – especially
important in a community which ranks first in sexual assaults, homicides
and unemployment rate in all of Alexandria. Join us, along with 7,500+
afterschool programs nationwide, in celebrating our afterschool programs.

Community Lodgings' Lights On Afterschool event will begin at 4:00pm and
will be held at our Family Learning Center at 607 Notabene Drive. We will
be joined by community leaders such as Mayor Bill Euille as well as
principals and representatives from the City so that they can share their
experiences working with Community Lodgings' youth afterschool program.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 20th if you are interested in attending. If
you have additional questions about the event, feel free to call us at
703-549-4407 or respond to this email.

Jim Dempsey
Director of Development
Community Lodgings
T: 703.549.4407
C: 919.523.3606

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