Congratulations Ms. Lewis

On October 18, 2023, Ms. Carolyn B. Lewis, former Project Discovery of Alexandria Advisory Board member and one of the original founders of Project Discovery of Alexandria, was celebrated as a “Living Legend” of Alexandria.

To view additional information related to the celebration . . .

Ms. Lewis is commended regarding this accomplishment.


Each year, the City of Alexandria hosts a Walkathon, the proceeds of which benefit Project Discovery. Ninety-one percent of last year’s Project Discovery graduating seniors continued their education at two- or four-year colleges or technical schools. Show your support by donating and attending the October 28, 2023 Walkathon at Fort Ward Park.

End-of-Year Awards Program ’23

The Annual End-of-Year Awards Ceremony was held at the Charles Houston Recreational Center where five students received scholarships. The recipients of $5,000.00 scholarships were: Bamlak Belay, D’Aysa Grimes, Elbethel Seyoum, Nina Yang and Anila Ziai. Ms. Lou Williams, former Vice President & Bruce Milton, Chair of Project Discovery of Alexandria, were presenters.

Board Members & Scholarship Recipients

Hampton University Tour

Student Testimonials

Alexandria’s Community Health Report

The Alexandria Community Health Improvement Plan 2025, Spring 2023 Progress Report and the Alexandria Community Health Improvement Plan 2025, Spring Progress Report, Appendix were just released.

  • Poverty, Housing, and Mental Health have a significant impact on an individual’s health and overall quality of life.
  • The priority areas in the CHIP are chosen by the community and being implemented by the community.
  • The CHIP is a comprehensive plan that includes 80 tactics designed to address policy and programmatic needs in Alexandria.
  • Almost 75% of the CHIP tactics are in progress and 76 organizations are actively working together to fully implement this plan.

Please reach out to Allen Lomax, Chair of the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria at with any questions.


ARServices awarded four scholarships to members of PDA in 2016 and continued support of these students through internships and mentoring.


Awards Events 2019

Cassandra Chess, Walkathon Chair & Cherie Brown, PDA Chair
Care Package Campaign