The 36th District is a diverse place that faces many challenges that are unique to Northern Virginia. It has many goals take a look at the list below and see how you can pitch in to tackle them.
United Community Ministries
United Community Ministries (UCM) was founded in 1969 as a grassroots organization to provide assistance to low-income individuals in the Route 1 corridor. UCM provides services including emergency assistance, employment placement and training; developmental childcare, youth services, supportive housing services, homelessness prevention and child abuse and neglect prevention. Emergency services include in-kind gifts of food, clothing, furniture, household goods and infant supplies; emergency financial assistance for rent, utility and medical needs; comprehensive information and referral; budget counseling; and holiday help. Self-sufficiency services include job counseling and placement; self-employment and job search assistance; computer skills training; youth services; abuse prevention; supportive services for people in transitional housing; and a comprehensive child development center, called the Bryant Early Learning (BEL) Center.
New Hope Housing
New Hope Housing is the Route 1 Corridor's primary focus on homelessness. It only serves persons who are homeless and is the oldest and largest provider of shelter beds in northern Virginia. New Hope offers innovative and lasting solutions to end the cycle of homelessness by providing homeless men, women and children the services they need to change their lives and succeed. New Hope runs the Mondolch House Shelter, Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter, Alexandria Community Shelter, the Falls Church Winter Center and is a partner in the Ventures In Community Hypothermia Outreach Program (VIC-HOP) in partnership with other Route 1 charities and churches.
Good Shepherd Housing
Good Shepherd Housing was founded in 1974 to reduce homelessness, increase community support, and promote self-sufficiency. It provides housing and guidance and assistance to families who are facing homelessness or temporary financial crisis. As opposed to shelter housing, it offers housing for families that can afford a modest rent for an apartment but are unable to get one due to other barriers – such as bad credit or rental history.
Progreso Hispano is a community development and advocacy organization that seeks to serve and empower immigrants to improve the quality of their lives and of their communities through education, immigration services, and leadership development. Progreso Hispano's vision is to improve the quality of life of immigrants and their families. It provides citizenship classes, community & technology classes, translation of documents and citizenship support.
Environmental & Conservation
Friends of Little Hunting Creek
The Little Hunting Creek watershed is the primary watershed in the 36th District and is fed by three major tributaries: the South Branch, North Branch, and Paul Spring Branch. Friends of Little Hunting Creek focuses on improving the quality of the watershed by raising awareness of watershed condition, organizing creek cleanups and advocating for water quality issues in Northern Virginia and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Friends of Dyke Marsh
Friends of Dyke Marsh is a volunteer group dedicated to preserving and enhancing Dyke Marsh, the last enduring substantial freshwater tidal marsh in the Washington, D.C. capital area, located on the Potomac River just south of Alexandria, Virginia. Dyke Marsh is administered by the National Park Service. It furthers its mission by conducting weekly nature walks, monitoring and advocating for conservation, offering educational programs, working closely with the community to increase the public stewardship of the marsh, conducting the Breeding Bird Survey of Dyke Marsh and the Belle Haven Picnic Area, conducting weekly nature walks, monitoring and advocating for conservation, offering educational programs, working closely with the community to increase the public stewardship of the marsh, conducting the Breeding Bird Survey of Dyke Marsh and the Belle Haven Picnic Area.
Youth Sports Organizations
Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association
The Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association has programs in baseball, softball, basketball, rugby, and lacrosse. It mainly serves the 22308 zip code.
Alexandria Potomac Little League
Alexandria Potomac Little League is based at Bucknell Elementary school and covers much of the 22306 and 22307 zip codes.
Woodlawn Little League
Woodlawn Little League covers most of the 22309 zip code and is the feeder program for much of Mount Vernon High School.
Central Springfield Little League
The Central Springfield Little League covers the Hayfield area of the 36th District including much of the 22315 zip code.
Dumfries Little League encourages boys and girls from the ages of 4-18 in Dumfries, Triangle, Montclair, Southern Woodbridge, Northern Stafford County, and Quantico to get involved from T-Ball to the Big Leagues. You can sign up to be a coach here.
Woodbridge Little League was founded in 1963 and is a volunteer group that fosters fundamentals of baseball, sportsmanship, and fellowship. You can sign up to manage, coach, umpire, or for other volunteer work here.
Lee-Mt. Vernon Soccer Association
The LMSVA is the largest soccer club in the Lee-Mount Vernon Area. It also has created a new basketball program.
Gunston Soccer Club
The Gunston Soccer Club was established in 1990 and is the Lee-Mount Vernon areas' other soccer program. It's participants come from all over the 36th District and overlaps with the LMSVA's service area as well.
Organizations listings are not intended to imply the organizations have endorsed Senator Surovell. If you know an organization not listed here, please email the Senator's office and we'll be sure to add it.