The community is where people are nurtured and leaders are born. Dreams Empowerment Network (DEN) has birth our grassroots nonprofit Black Roots of Alexandria.
This grassroots organization gives Alexandria’s African Americans artists a platform to showcase their talents and to educate and encourage all ages of the community through the Arts. We also, volunteer for the planning committee of the Martin Luther King Day project.
Alexandria’s Bake Off – This event was held at local family restaurant Momma Recessa which brought out 200 residents to support this event. The judge Roc Harper, the first African American that won Hell’s Kitchen was there to declare the winner.
Celebrity Look Like Contest – This event was held at the Alley Cat where residents dressed and lip sing to their favorite look-alike celebrity.
Yearly Praise and Dance Concert – Held at Jezreel Baptist church there were eight churches that participate and over twenty churches there to support this event.
1st Black Roots Alexandria Community Award was given to Ms. Joyce Rawlins for her years of community services and her ongoing dedication to the community.
Black Author’s Expo – Twenty-four authors from DMV, New Jersey, and Delaware area came to participate in this first event giving black authors an opportunity to showcase their writings skills and wonderful books to the community. Bi-Annual Black Author’s Expo
Documentary – In process