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Celebrating $3 Million for Youth - November 1, 2013

VOICE celebrated winning $3 Million to renovate dilapidated athletic fields at two Fairfax County High Schools serving working class youth. Read more about Celebrating $3 Million for Youth - November 1, 2013

Celebrating Improvements in Athletic Fields - June 10, 2013

Over 300 youth, parents, and school staff gathered at West Potomac High School to celelbrate renovations at local fields and progress toward funding new high school athletic fields. Read more about Celebrating Improvements in Athletic Fields - June 10, 2013

"One Reston" Walk - May 19, 2013

250 people filled the streets of Reston and marched to Crescent Apartments which was threatened by redevelopment. Read more about "One Reston" Walk - May 19, 2013

Layton Hall Tenants Pack Hearing Room - May 14, 2013

VOICE leaders and tenants from Layton Hall packed a Fairfax City hearing about affordable housing eventually securing a commitment for incresed relocation benefits. Read more about Layton Hall Tenants Pack Hearing Room - May 14, 2013

$3 Million to Renovate High School Athletic Fields - 2012 & 2013

Bethlehem Baptist Church, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, & Mt
Vernon Unitarian Church – partnered with West Potomac and Mount Vernon high schools' athletic booster clubs in a campaign to end disparities in the facilities that Route 1 youth use to play. In 2012 & 2013 we: Read more about $3 Million to Renovate High School Athletic Fields - 2012 & 2013

Initiating New Senior Programming in McLean/Falls Church Fairfax Conty - 2012

With Temple Rodef Shalom leaders VOICE helped launch the AgingUp Seniors Organizing Campaign in the McLean--Falls Church area of Fairfax County seeking to improve programming and transportation for seniors who want to remain active and engaged. Read more about Initiating New Senior Programming in McLean/Falls Church Fairfax Conty - 2012

Crescent Apartments Fight to Stay Put in Reston Fairfax County - 2013

In 2013 VOICE organized a 250-person “One Reston Walk” raising the importance of perserving affordable housing and specifically raising concerns about the redevelopment of Crescent Apartments, a heavily immigrant market-rate affordable building.  In the end, šVOICE leaders and Crescent Apartments tenants got Board of Supervisors Chairperson Bulova and Supervisor Hudgins to support tenants with their goal of returning to the redeveloped Read more about Crescent Apartments Fight to Stay Put in Reston Fairfax County - 2013

Layton Hall Apartments Tenants Improve Their Relocation Package & Win Workforce Housing Units - 2013

Door knocking, listening sessions & research led to 40-tenant action at a Fairfax City Council Hearing.  The developer of Layton Hall Apartments eventually agreed to commit 5% of units for "workforce rental housing" and to increase relocation assistance by hundreds of dollars per family
This was first time Fairfax City imposed any affordable housing requirement on a developer.

Media Coverage: Read more about Layton Hall Apartments Tenants Improve Their Relocation Package & Win Workforce Housing Units - 2013

4. Improvements for Seniors in McLean & Falls Church

In June 2012 VOICE launched a seniors campaign in McLean Falls Church honoring the religious imperative in Psalm 71, “Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.”  VOICE's organizing of a broad group of religious and civic institutions in the area won funding for a seniors programming staff person at the McLean Community Center, and  additional classes and lectures for those over 55 sta Read more about 4. Improvements for Seniors in McLean & Falls Church

VOICE Founding Action – October 5, 2008

In October 2008, after 4 years of groundwork, 2,400 newly-minted VOICE leaders from 51 institutions across Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties came together to found VOICE at First Mt. Read more about VOICE Founding Action – October 5, 2008

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