End-of-Year Awards Program

2023 Senior & Alumni Scholarship Recipients

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, served as presenters for the event.

Board Members & Scholarship Recipients

Pictured Left to Right: Judith Vaughn, Cherie M. Brown, (Former Chair), Cassandra Chess, (Vice Chair), Michael Crifasi, (Chair of Fundraising), De’Vonne Batts, (Finance Liaison). Recipients: Anila Ziai, Nina Yang, Bamlak Belay, Elbethel Seyoum, Back Row Right Side: Lougenia Williams (Former Vice Chair), Melissa Harrington, Bruce & Milton, Chair

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 aclomax@aol.com 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