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2013

SOHO Annual Report FY13

A message from our President, Amy Creed, our updated mission, a SOHO spotlight, and our financials. Check out what SOHO has been up to in the past year!

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SOHO now a member of the Virginia Mentoring Partnership

SOHO has been accepted as a member of the Virginia Mentoring Partnership and has been selected to participate in a statewide cohort designed to recognize program strengths and create a plans to improve program practices.

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2012

America’s Promise Alliance has announced Alexandria, Virginia on the 2012 list of 100 Best Communities for Young People.

This year, winners were chosen from a pool of more than 320 nominees from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. They hail from 42 states, which is a record for the competition. Alexandria is an America's Promise Alliance five-time 100 Best Communities for Young People winner! And guess who made the highlighted list for innovative community programs? SOHO!

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Washington Post Article: In mentor program, interiors get a makeover - Decorating bedrooms forges a bond to guide at-risk girls to college

When her fellow middle school students were more focused on the latest fashions, Mirinda Haynes faced a more life-changing issue: her mother's death. In 2006, a year after her mother died of breast cancer, Haynes was saddled with grief, depression, resentment an'd no clear plan for her future. Today, she's heading to college with an academic scholarship, thanks in part to Space of Her OWn, or SOHO, an Alexandria-based crime-prevention program that uses art and bedroom decorating to teach girls life skills and set them on a college track...

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AD2DC Selects SOHO for free marketing campaign!

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SOHO Awarded Strategic Planning Grant from ACT for Alexandria

ACT for Alexandria has just announced the recipients of its 2012 Capacity Building Grant Awards. Totaling almost $70,000, the grants will strengthen eight local nonprofit organizations serving children, youth and families in Alexandria. These grants invest in...

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2011

SOHO Featured in National Education Association Magazine

Soon after seventh-grader Martha Turcios learned that floorcloths were hand-painted canvas floor coverings made by women in Colonial times, she set out to make one of her own. Floorcloths are one of many art projects Martha has taken...

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Amy Cable Accepts Alexandria City Public School’s New Partner in Education Award for SOHO

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2010

SOHO Wins NAACP Community Service Award (photo of group with Congressman Moran)

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Alice Merrill and Linda Odell named Living Legends of Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Seven years ago, Alice Merrill and Linda Odell began "SOHO: A Space of Her Own," a partnership between The Art League of Alexandria and the City of Alexandria's Court Services Unit. Their vision, commitment and collaborative fundraising efforts created an alternative arts program that touches the lives of at-risk...

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