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Alexandria School of the Performing Arts

August 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Register today for the Alexandria School for the Performing Arts at The Salvation Army Alexandria Citadel Corps. 

Program Dates

Fall Term – September 15 – November 11

Winter Term – January 12, 2011 – March 10, 2011

Spring Term – March 16, 2011 – May 19, 2011

  • Classes open to children and adults
  • Knowledgeable teaching staff with extensive experience
  • Fall, Winter and Spring Terms are available
  • Affordable Tuition – $60 per term
  • Income-based Scholarships available

Wednesday Evening Classes

6:00-6:45 PM

  • Drama
  • Intro to Voice
  • Beginner’s Guitar

7:00-7:45 PM

  • Drama Characterization
  • Children’s Voice (ages 8 to 13)
  • Advanced Guitar
  • Beginning Piano Lab

8:00-8:45 PM

  • Drama Themes & Techniques
  • Voice Techniques
  • Guitar Chords
  • Beginner’s Piano Lessons

 

Thursday Evening Classes

6:00-6:45 PM

  • Beginner’s Brass Band
  • Beginner’s Piano Lessons
  • Contemporary Dance

7:00-7:45 PM

  • Beginning Band
  • Intermediate Band (invitation only)
  • Intermediate Piano Lessons
  • Lyrical Dance (All Levels)
  • Drums/Percussion Lessons

8:00 -8:45 PM

  • Beginner’s Piano Lessons
  • Yoga/Dance Mix (All Levels)
  • Drums/Percussion Lessons
  • Senior Band (invitation only)

Space is LIMITED! Register today by calling Cheryl Gage at 703-836-2427 at The Salvation Army Alexandria Citadel Corps.

Target Back to School Spree a Success!

August 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Today, 100 local children from families in need were treated to a shopping spree compliments of Target.  The kids have been recently assisted through The Salvation Army’s National Capital Area Command’s Social Services Division.  The girls and boys were given the opportunity to visit one of four area Target stores to purchase backpacks, calculators, pens and pencils and other must-have supplies just in time to go back-to-school.  In all, The Salvation Army and Target helped a total of 12,000 K-12 students across the country 39 Salvation Army Divisions.  Both organizations wanted to help the kids to gear up for the upcoming academic year and get ready to succeed in school with the Target School Spree. Each child, selected by The Salvation Army,was awarded an $80 Target GiftCard to purchase much-needed back-to-school supplies. Each child was given a reusable Target shopping bag filled with snacks, treats and juice.  While shopping, every child was paired with a Salvation Army volunteer chaperone for their fun day of back-to-school shopping.

The Salvation Army helps thousands of children year-round and is grateful for the opportunity to once more work with Target to meet the need where the need is greatest in these children’s lives. Education is at the heart of Target’s giving and the Target School Spree is one of many ways Target acts locally to help kids learn and schools teach, paving a path to graduation. As part the promotion, the company nationally awarded 39 of The Salvation Army divisions a total of $960,000 worth of Target GiftCards. The children from the National Capital Area Command live in Washington, DC and Alexandria, and Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. Each $80 Target GiftCard awarded as part of the program will provide a child with the necessary supplies to go back to school in the fall, ready to learn.

 About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salarmydc.org.

 About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,743 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week.

Here are some photos from the Back to School Spree held in Falls Church, Virginia.

Special thanks to Target and their Team Members for Doing the Most Good for these very special kids in need.

Back to School Shopping Spree

August 9, 2010 Leave a comment

The Salvation Army is Doing the Most Good in partnership with Target to make it possible for 100 kids in need from the National Capital Area, 12,000 in all nationwide, to head back to school well-equipped and ready to learn when they return to the classroom in the coming weeks. 

On Tuesday, Aug . 10 at 9:00 a.m., four National Capital Area Target stores will host the back-to-school kids who will be given the opportunity to shop for backpacks, calculators, pen and pencils and other fun school supplies.  All of these children have received help within the past six months from The Salvation Army’s Social Services division. 

The Salvation Army helps thousands of children year-round and is grateful for the opportunity to once more work with Target to meet the need where the need is greatest in these children’s lives.  Education is at the heart of Target’s giving and the Target School Spree is one of many ways Target acts locally to help kids learn and schools teach, paving a path to graduation.  As part the promotion, the company nationally awarded 39 Salvation Army divisions a total of $960,000 worth of Target GiftCards.  The children from the National Capital Area Command live in Washington, DC and Alexandria, and Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. Each $80 Target GiftCard awarded as part of the program will provide a child with the necessary supplies to go back to school in the fall, ready to learn.

Check back tomorrow for pictures of this kid-friendly and fun event.

After the Storm Comes Relief

August 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Today, The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command deployed the FedEx Mobile Kitchen Unit (canteen) to assist in the massive effort to return Alexandria, Virginia back to normal following Thursday afternoon’s fierce thunderstorm that knocked out power to thousands of residents in the suburban Washington city.  This is not the first time the Area Command used canteen this summer.  The Command activated the canteen only a few weeks ago; again, following a ferocious thunderstorm that left plenty of damage in its path.  Our camera followed as Captain Ken Argot and his volunteer, John, drove through Alexandria’s streets providing lunch to crews working hard to restore power and clean up wind whipped trees.  The canteen also found an apartment complex still without power and people hanging around outside trying to stay cool on this warm summer day. 

Women’s Auxiliary 61st annual Fashion Show Luncheon …Washington’s compassionate fashion event

August 3, 2010 Leave a comment

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Washington invites you to experience the glamour and thrill of the runway and see the very latest in couture for this fall at the 61st annual Fashion Show and Luncheon.  The event is being held on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at the Ritz Carlton Washington.  Celebrity and community models will light up the room while wearing the Elite of the Fall 2010 Collections being provided by Saks Fifth Avenue, Chevy Chase.  The event will benefit The Salvation Army. 

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Washington is Doing the Most Good across the National Capital Area through this signature event and other activites during the year.  They give compassionate help to Turning Point, a transitional program that assists and educates women with children to help them break the cycle of chronic job loss and homelessness; Angel Tree, the emergency assistance program that ensures mothers can provide their children with gifts for Christmas, and Harbor Light Center, a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility offering therapy and counseling.

Below are details on how to become a sponsor or obtain tickets.

2010 Fashion Show Sponsorship Form