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ALEXANDRIA

VOICE gets attention with mayoral candidate forum, get-out-the-vote campaign

At the candidate evening in May, mayoral candidates committed to work with VOICE Alexandria on Read more about ALEXANDRIA

Hybla Valley mobile home park gets small soccer field, larger nearby space still empty

Last week, the neighbors and VOICE and Supervisor Jeff McKay (D-Lee) got together to celebrate the opening of the new field in Audubon, which was financed by Audubon’s management company, Hometown America. “This would not have happened without a lot of the hard work of the members in this neighborhood pressing for things to get better,” said Jennifer Knox, a VOICE spokeswoman. “It’s a mini-soccer field, but it’s enough for the kids to play.” Read more about Hybla Valley mobile home park gets small soccer field, larger nearby space still empty

Audubon Celebrates Field; Seeks Other Improvements

Residents of the Audubon Mobile Home Park are united in working to make their community a better place to live.

To that end, dozens gathered outside the mobile home park’s community center for
a Celebration & Action meeting Monday night, organized by VOICE
(Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement), to celebrate the construction of a youth athletic field that was recently opened at the park to serve about 1,500 low income children who live there. Read more about Audubon Celebrates Field; Seeks Other Improvements

In Fairfax County’s Hybla Valley, some help for the west side of Route 1 but residents want more

It’s no secret that some parts of Fairfax County are richer than others. Hybla Valley, along Route 1 in the Alexandria area of southeast Fairfax County, has long been part of the “others,” with more low-income housing and fewer high-end shopping and eating options. Even within Hybla Valley, there’s an economic divide between the east side of Route 1, with Gum Springs and Fort Hunt, and the west side, with the Audubon Estates trailer park and Murray Gate apartments.

'West Poor' - No More

When athletes at West Potomac High School travel to other schools in the region, they often hear students call their school “West Poor.” That’s because the school
has notoriously bad athletic fields, ones that are so bad they have a reputation that stretches across Northern Virginia. That’s all about to change, though, because advocates for athletic fields have persuaded Fairfax County leaders to invest $3.5 million to improve conditions up and down the Route 1 corridor, where poverty rates are some of the highest in the county. Read more about 'West Poor' - No More

WPHS and MVHS Will Get Turf Fields

By this time next year, West Potomac High Athletic Club Booster president Rick Genuario expects the brown grass on the school’s football field will be replaced
with artificial turf. Read more about WPHS and MVHS Will Get Turf Fields

Local Officials Announce Funding for New Turf Fields at Alexandria High Schools

West Potomac and Mount Vernon high schools will receive an estimated $1.5 million each from FCPS & Fairfax County carryover funds to complete the fields. Read more about Local Officials Announce Funding for New Turf Fields at Alexandria High Schools

Comunidad pide ayuda de condado de Fairfax

Alma López esta practicando un discurso que para ella es de suma importancia. Esta tarde presentó su caso a decenas de otros padres de Alexandria para mejorar su comunidad.

Alma vive en el sector de Audobon sobre la ruta uno. Un vecindario mayormente hispano que está alzando la voz para que el condado de Fairfax les ayude a que sus hijos tengan las mismas oportunidades que otros jóvenes del condado. Read more about Comunidad pide ayuda de condado de Fairfax

Celebrating Progress

A 200-person event, organized by the community organzation VOICE, brought together Route 1/Mount Vernon/Lee area youth, parents, and faith leaders to celebrate progress to improve youth recreation facilities and programming in the area on Monday evening, June 10, at West Potomac High School. Read more about Celebrating Progress

Maintaining a Loud VOICE for Turf Fields

V.O.I.C.E. (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement) members remain optimistic and as determined as ever to see turf fields installed at Mount Vernon and West Potomac high schools, as well as more recreational opportunities for youth of Audubon Mobile Home Park and Murraygate Village. Read more about Maintaining a Loud VOICE for Turf Fields

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