The Northern Virginia Urban League Announces Its 25th Anniversary Community Service and Scholarship Awards Dinner Celebrating 25 Years of Empowering Communities and Changing Lives

03/27/2015 10:44 PM | Anonymous

Press Release

Alexandria, VA— The Northern Virginia Urban League (NOVAUL) is thrilled to announce the details of the 25th anniversary celebration of empowering communities and changing lives in Northern Virginia, which will be held on April 24, 2015 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.  This highly anticipated event will start at 6 pm with a reception followed by the awards dinner at 7 pm.

NOVAUL was incorporated in 1990 as an affiliate of the National Urban League, the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering minorities to enter and succeed in the social and economic mainstream.  Since its inception, NOVAUL has provided direct services and effective economic needs of Northern Virginia’s residents.  NOVAUL has developed partnerships that expand and improve services and opportunities to minorities and under-served communities and remains committed to continuing their legacy of service.   

From humble beginnings, NOVAUL’s headquarters is now housed in the historic Freedom House in the heart of Old Town Alexandria.  This 187 year old African-American historical landmark once saw thousands of men, women, and children pass through its walls on a harrowing journey to a life of bondage and hard labor in the Deep South to enrich slave traders and slave holders. Today, this landmark serves as an important educational reminder of this history.

Under the theme of “Preserving our History and Continuing our Legacy,” this year’s celebration will award scholarships to deserving students as well as honor and recognize four individuals and organizations who have dedicated their time to empowering communities and changing lives by presenting them with the Pioneer, the Chairman, the Trailblazer, and the Legacy Awards.

“We are excited to celebrate 25 years of serving the residents of Northern Virginia.  The League remains steadfast in its’ efforts to enhance the quality of life for the underserved. Our future is bright as we continue to focus on improving and expanding our programs, strengthening our partnerships and providing an enhanced value for all” states Cynthia Dinkins, CEO of NOVAUL.

As NOVAUL prepares to celebrate the achievements of the past 25 years and looks to the future of continuing their legacy of service in Northern Virginia, they remain committed to the issues that most deeply affect the disenfranchised communities they serve.

For more information on NOVAUL’s 25th anniversary celebration, please visit www.novaul25.com or contact Cynthia Dinkins at c.dinkins@nvul.org or 703-836-2858.

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The Northern Virginia Urban League (NOVAUL) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, multi-ethnic, social service organization. Our mission is to enable minorities and disadvantaged others to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights through program services and advocacy. Established in 1990, NOVAUL is one of 94 affiliates of the National Urban League, the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering minorities to enter and succeed in the social and economic mainstream. For more information, visit www.nvul.org.

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