What do the Jonas Brothers, seafood, and Hunger Free Alexandria have in common? They are all part of Ally Barbaro’s story. Meet Ally, the Americorps/VISTA volunteer and coordinator of Hunger Free Alexandria, as she talks about what she does, what she did, and where she wants to go in our Facebook Z-TV Live! video and follow up in The Zebra’s “5 More Questions“:
Wasn’t that a great Z-TV LIVE! show on August 12? What, you missed it? Fear not, you can view it here. Our executive director, Jane Collins, asked way more than “10 Questions” with Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, the Superintendent, Alexandria City Public Schools. First, we’re impressed that he made time to be on this The Zebra show, given how crazy busy he is preparing for the “Virtual Plus” school year. Yikes, what a challenge for the 16,000 kids who attend school in Alexandria. We’re so glad we could learn more about him – did you know he was his high school’s prom king? Missed the show? Just click below, and then read even more surprising things about him in our “5 More Questions” follow-up.
We always knew Heard was a change maker, and now the rest of the country will realized that too! Our executive director, Jane Collins, will talk during the Tom Tom Foundation’s virtual Cities Rising Summit on October 8 as part of a session entitled Yes, Community Arts Are Essential: Let’s lift up our creative neighbors. Jane will share how Heard has been a vehicle for community integration, especially for those marginalized by incarceration.
And there’s more! The Tom Tom Foundation has asked Jane to roll out her model of local artists/local funds/local needs, which of course, she is thrilled to do and has wanted to do for a long, long while. So yes, we are ready to launch! And thank you to CBS 19 News for the mention.
With the rental protection moratorium lifted, so many Alexandrians are in danger of eviction. What is the City of Alexandria doing to help them? What is the city doing to decrease the delta between our residents who are eligible for affordable housing, and the few available? How does the City make housing affordable for young professionals and first responders? And finally, what was the baddest thing that Helen McIlvaine, Director of Housing, City of Alexandria, ever did, or at least what she’ll admit to? Watch our Z-TV Live show below and our follow-up “5 More Questions” to find out!
So when are you “old”? What are the signs of dementia? What is the biggest issues affecting older adults in Alexandria? And most importantly, what Hollywood hunk is the celebrity crush of Mary Lee Anderson, executive director of Senior Services of Alexandria? Find out that and more when our executive director, Jane Hess Collins, interviews Mary Lee in The Zebra’s “10 Questions” Z-TV Live! Show and her “5 More Questions” follow up!