CPC In the News! 

We are proud to be active in Arlington and Northern Virginia through community organizing and our redevelopment. Below are some ways CPC has been involved in the community. 

Standing up for Youth

On February 7, 2024 over 260 VOICE leaders, students, parents, and allies came together at Kenmore Middle School to call on County leaders to invest $2M in funding for high-quality after-school programming in Arlington's FY 2025 budget!

This is a huge step forward in supporting our youth's well-being and providing them with essential resources.

We thank Board members Takis Karantonis and Maureen Coffey for standing with us and committing to advocate for this investment, and we're grateful for the support of School Board members Mary Kadera and Bethany Sutton. Together, we're making a difference!

As Rev. Alice Tewell shared, investing in structured activities and mentorship for at-risk students is key to preventing harmful behaviors.

And the powerful stories from Marina Cura and Luz Rodriguez remind us why this work is so vital.

Check out the press coverage:

NBC4 in our sanctuary: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/northern-virginia/arlington-moms-want-better-afterschool-programs-in-fight-against-fentanyl/3541977/

Telemundo: https://www.telemundowashingtondc.com/noticias/local/exigen-un-plan-para-combatir-el-uso-de-drogas-en-escuela-de-arlington/2248338/

Fox 5: https://www.fox5dc.com/video/1407906

ARLNOW: https://www.arlnow.com/2024/02/08/my-sons-life-mattered-arlington-advocates-demand-better-after-school-programs-to-fight-teen-overdoses/#more-313518

DCist: https://dcist.com/story/24/02/08/arlington-advocates-want-2-million-dollars-fight-student-overdoses/

USA9: https://www.wusa9.com/video/news/local/virginia/virginia-community-groups-discuss-youth-opioid-abuse/65-edf65205-245d-451f-8d7a-98fab0754279

Let's keep the momentum going! #YouthPower #VOICE #Behavioral Health #PreventSubstanceAbuse #AfterSchoolPrograms #Arlington