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What's Hannin!
Just sending a note of gratitude + a reminder for this Saturday! 

THANK YOU! to ALL of our canvassing volunteers from last Saturday! We his nearly ALL of Mechanicsville!

Our team will be out this week to finish the last 3 blocks and visit some businesses! 

Over the next 2 months we will be wrapping up STAND: Our Community, Our Voice our gun-related violence prevention and trauma grant via the Stadium Neighborhoods Community Trust Fund

Read below for ways you can assist!

3 ways for our Mechanicsville community to get involved! 
Guns Down Mechanicsville 
 We will be focusing on collecting data to get a better understanding of resident and community experiences with gun-related violence and trauma.  HOW?
  • Complete our survey designed by us, specifically for our community
  • Upload your photos, videos, and stories to the Mechanicsville story map
  • Recording resident interviews about specific experiences in our community involving gun-violence and related traumas

We NEED all hands on deck!
To volunteer or set up/provide a resource , please respond to this newsletter (or email us)! 
We are looking for new clients! 
In our January newsletter we introduced you to our consulting arm, Alexxus Community Group 

In 2019 we launched Alexxus Community Group, LLC to provide community-based consulting services. The Urban Advocate services our target communities through partnerships, free (or low cost) services, in-kind donations, and grant funding. When faced with the decision to gain non-profit status, we decided against it BUT also knew we needed a solution for consistent funding.

Alexxus Community Group, LLC is a social enterprise that aims at helping businesses, organizations, and communities identify and strengthen their #CivicFootprint. We define a Civic Footprint as the impact your business or organization has on its' direct community. As an example, instead of giving to national organizations, we can assist you with developing programs/initiatives OR partnering with local, on-the-ground organizations that speak to our mission, vision, and values. We also offer a variety of organizational support and consulting to support your impact!
  • Collaborative grant writing
  • Creation and/or re-envisioning of mission, vision, & values 
  • Consumer Engagement 
  • Organizational Storytelling
  • Strategic Planning
  • "I have an idea but I need help" sessions
  • Recourse & community mapping
  • Program management & support
  • Organizing support
  • & MORE

In the last 2 years we have had some DYNAMIC clients. We appreciate you all. Thanks to our clients we are able to have consistent funding for The Urban Advocate.

If you know of anyone who needs help or support, send them our way 

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