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Founded in 1975, AHC, Inc. provides high quality housing for people in low and moderate income families in the mid-Atlantic region and build strong futures for their residents through onsite educational programs. Currently, they have 49 properties providing more than 6,500 affordable apartments.  R.E.A.D. serves 25 children and thier families at AHC's Harvey Hall property.

Founded in 1989, APAH is a nonprofit affordable housing developer. They believe that safe, affordable housing is essential for low income people and families to achieve stability and enhance their quality of life.  R.E.A.D serves 50 children and their families at APAH's The Springs and Columbia Hills.

Even Start is a free family literacy program for Arlington Residents who have a child under the age of 10 at Barcroft Elementary school. They teach parents english 5 days a week. They also teach about the U.S. education system, literacy development, Arlington public schools, and community resources.  R.E.A.D serves 26 children and their families enrolled in Even Start.

The Second Story for Young Mothers program provides housing, counseling and training to homeless women age 16 to 24 who are pregnant or have young children. We put an emphasis on parenting skills, completing an education, job readiness, and basic self-sufficiency so that young women will be able to support themselves and their children, breaking the cycle of poverty, abuse, or homelessness.  R.E.A.D. serves 8 children and their mothers at Second Story.

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The Virginia Preschool Initiative is a high quality Pre-K program that is free for disadvantaged students. It is research-based, fosters the development of literacy and math skills, and builds social-emotional foundations for lifetime learning. R.E.A.D. serves 65 VPI students and their younger siblings at Barrett. 

Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI)

   -  Barrett Elementary

   -  Randolph Elementary

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Early Start

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Clothesline is Arlington's first free clothing store dedicated to children. They provide a welcoming, retail like environment for families to shop for a season's worth of closing twice a year.

Early Start provides play-based therapy customized towards motivating each child. They believe in involving the family in every part of a child's care. They provide speech therapy and therapeutic groups for children.

Founded in 1960, Moore's barber shop is the first integrated barber shop in Arlington.

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Each month, volunteers welcome members of more than 225 households into the doors of Mount Olivet to receive a hot meal, groceries, clothing, and gift cards for food. There is a program for children with crafts, stories, and games. The children also receive a supplemental bag with extra food for them – granola bars, mac & cheese, and more. Health screenings are available on a monthly basis. They also offer referrals to other organizations that provide services and/or resources for our guests.

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