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4 Progams Receive Grants from Local Organization

The Falls Church chapter of the American Association of University Women recently announced that it is awarding grants to four local organizations that support women and girls. This year’s recipients are Homestretch, Aurora House, J.E.B. Stuart High School’s AVID Program and the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation.

Homestretch received a grant for a program they organizing in alliance with Falls Church Episcopal to sponsor a Syrian family. Aurora House’s grant will go toward an etiquette class to help residents learn skills to help further their social success.

J.E.B. Stuart High School’s AVID Program provides an opportunity for students in the program to tour college campuses. And the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation’s grant will go toward its Harlem Renaissance Fair, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19.

The grants were funded by the American Association of University Women’s annual book sale, which is scheduled for April 8 and 9 at the Falls Church Community Center. The organization will begin accepting donations for the sale on March 1. For more information, visit or call 703-941-5643.