Our Board

Matthew Gillette

Matthew Gillette

President

Tabitha Walter

Tabitha Walter

Secretary

Our Staff


Matthew Gillette

Matthew Gillette

Executive Director/City Connector

Matthew Gillette is a 30 something follower of Jesus. He and his beautiful wife Abby and I live in Alexandria, VA. Where he is a neighbor, friend, missionary, ordained minister, social activist, community organizer, and hopeful social entrepreneur. Learn more about Matthew and check out his writing at matthewgilletteonline.com

Our Volunteers

We are so thankful for the many people who volunteer their time, energy, and talents to invest in our neighborhoods and city. We welcome individuals and groups who want to volunteer with us, and have several key areas where people can serve on a regular basis. To find out how you might help go to our volunteer page.

Our Neighbors


Our Partners

The realization of comprehensive community transformation will only happen if many people join together and partner towards those ends. We seek to link arms with and partner together with others for our community’s transformation.

National/Regional Partners


 

Christian Community Development Association

www.ccda.org
The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) is a network of Christians committed to seeing people and communities holistically restored.  Not just spiritually, but emotionally, physically, economically and socially. Not by offering mercy alone, but by undergirding mercy with justice.

Communities First Association

www.cfapartners.org
CFA is a national professional association of Intermediary Christian Community Developers that provides a supportive learning environment, resources and tools to those who transform communities.

Parish Collective

www.parishcollective.org/
Parish Collective offers deep support to local churches, faith-based groups, and any follower of Christ that desires to grow roots in their neighborhood and links across cities for parish renewal.

Embrace Richmond

www.embracerichmond.org
Embrace Richmond’s mission is to strengthen under-resourced neighborhoods by training, coaching and connecting neighborhood and congregational leaders who desire to be agents of change in their community.

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

www.bealocalist.org

The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, BALLE (pronounced “bahl-ee”), represents thousands of communities and conveners, entrepreneurs, investors and funders who are defying “business as usual.” Their mission is to help create local economies that work for all.

Local Partners


 

Casa Chirilagua

www.casachirilagua.org
Casa Chirilagua believes in the power of relational bridge building to holistically transform communities. Because of this, we love and serve alongside a predominantly Central American Latino community in Alexandria, Va.

Cora Kelly PTA

The PTA at Cora Kelly Elementary School supports the students, teachers and parents and helps create a vibrant and enriching place to learn.

Act for Alexandria

www.actforalexandria.org
From its launch in 2004, ACT for Alexandria has proven its value as a community foundation. ACT brings the community together to elevate local philanthropic giving and engagement to new heights, supports local nonprofits working to aid the most vulnerable and develops solutions for our most pressing community challenges.

Volunteer Alexandria

www.volunteeralexandria.org
Volunteer Alexandria, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization, is your Community Resource for Volunteerism.  Since its founding in 1980, Volunteer Alexandria has served as a link between individual and group volunteers and area nonprofit organizations and City agencies in need of support.

Hunger Free Alexandria

www.hungerfreealexandria.com
Hunger Free Alexandria is a cooperative effort on the part of local clergy, congregations, non-profit and community leaders to respond to the issue of hunger in Alexandria, VA.

Alexandria Mentoring Partnership

The AMP acts as an umbrella organization for mentoring programs throughout the City and as a clearinghouse for mentor referrals. Additionally, the AMP provides partner programs with opportunities to collaborate and share best practices on mentor recruitment, training, and support through networking and advocacy.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria

www.rebuildingtogetheralex.org
Since 1986, 23,000 volunteers have worked on 1,800+ projects, leveraging $6.9 million worth of in-kind value throughout Alexandria. Each year, we strengthen the lives of 200+ low-income homeowners by providing free, safe and healthy repairs to the elderly, disabled, veterans, and families with children.

Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria

www.healthieralexandria.org
The Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria is a citizen-led coalition of non-profit organizations, schools, municipal agencies, local businesses, government and community leaders, and concerned citizens joined together to promote and preserve a healthy Alexandria community.

Arlandria Chirilagua Business Association

www.alexandria-acba.org
The Arlandria-Chirilagua Business Association’s mission is to promote prosperity and visibility of our members. We strive to embrace the diversity and vibrancy of our business community, and to serve as an advocate, representative, and educator for businesses within the community of Arlandria-Chirilagua in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Reading Connection

www.thereadingconnection.org
The Reading Connection is dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children and families by helping them create and sustain literacy-rich environments and motivation for reading.

Alexandria Soccer Association

www.alexandria-soccer.com

The mission of Alexandria Soccer Association is to provide instructional and competitive soccer programs that develop and motivate youth to love the game, build character and make a positive impact on the diverse Alexandria and surrounding communities.

Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Activities

www.alexandriava.gov/Recreation
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities “Fits Your Life.” Whether you are looking for a class, sport league, casual walk on more than 20 miles of trails, or want to volunteer, we have something for everyone.

Alexandria Council of Human Service Organizations

www.alexandriava.gov/ACHSO
ACHSO brings together high-level City and nonprofit organizations and their leaders for benefit of the larger Alexandria community.  ACHSO provides a forum to network, share best practices, build relationships and leverage resources.

Alexandria City Police Department

www.www.alexandriava.gov/Police
The Alexandria Police Department is committed to maintaining and enhancing a productive partnership with the community to continue to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in all of Alexandria’s neighborhoods.

Faith Communities


 

National Community Church

www.theaterchurch.com
National Community Church is a multi-site church meeting in theaters around the Washington, DC metro area.

Elevate Church

www.elevatechurchva.org
A Church of Difference Makers, Making a Difference. A people willing to go and fulfill their God ordained created purpose for life. Psalms 139:13-14 and Matthew 28:18-20

Foundations/Grants


You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.

-Walt Disney