Main content
City of Alexandria Homepage
Thursday, December 25  •  55°Partly Cloudy Air Quality: Green
CloseWeather Forecast
Today: High 52° Low 33°
ClearAir Quality: Green
Fri: High 53° Low 33°
SunnyAir Quality: Yellow
Sat: High 55° Low 42°
SunnyAir Quality: Yellow
Sun: High 50° Low 39°
ShowersAir Quality: Yellow
Mon: High 40° Low 32°
AM Showers
Alert
Schedule of Services for the Christmas Holiday Week -- Updated 12/22/2014 12:38:16 PM

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25; and Friday, December 26, in observance of the Christmas holidays. Residential refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, December 24. There is no collection scheduled on Thursday, December 25; and Thursday’s collection will take place on Friday, December 26.

Read More...
City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Communications & Public Information
Share Share RSS RSS Print Print Text Size Text Size NormalText Size LargeText Size Extra Large
Page updated Mar 18, 2008 2:51 PM
CloseComments

No Comments Posted Yet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 18, 2008

Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria Announces Second Parent-Leader Graduation Ceremony

Parent Leadership Training Institute [PLTI] of Alexandria will hold its second commencement ceremony in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, on March 28, 2008.  A congratulatory reception will follow immediately in the Vola Lawson Lobby of City Hall celebrating the accomplishments of PLTI-Alexandria’s second graduating class.

Mayor Bill Euille will award certificates to the 17 Alexandria participants who have successfully completed the program.  Our founder, former City Councilwoman, Joyce Woodson; program founder, Director of Connecticut Commission on Children, Elaine Zimmerman; Deputy Superintendent of ACPS, Cathy David; PLTI Director, Fay Slotnick; and class speaker, Doris Stanley will address the graduates and guests.

PLTI of Alexandria, in cooperation with the Connecticut Commission on Children and Alexandria City Public Schools, and in partnership with the City of Alexandria and Hopkins House provides ten weeks of community-building and leadership classes followed by ten weeks of civics and practical democracy skills, including public speaking and designing a community-based program benefiting children.  Parents engage in learning activities with trained facilitators, local educators, child advocates, government leaders, policy makers, media representatives, and their peers.

"This training initiative has empowered motivated parents to be effective change agents in Alexandria.  We are graduating informed people who will use democracy tools to participate more fully in community and school life for the betterment of children," said Joyce Woodson, former council member. 

Fay Slotnick, PLTI Program Coordinator said, "After two years, there remains no doubt that this program has the intended effect.  Our participants are becoming the core of parents engaged in the community providing both leading advocacy and hands-on involvement in programs to improve the lifelong health, safety and learning of children.”

For further information, please visit www.PLTI-ALEX.org or contact Fay Slotnick at info@PLTI-ALEX.org or 703.739.0233.

###